“Playing while having fun is helpful for mentality” Lim Seong-jae challenged to win the come-from-behind championship in the golf liberation zone


Lim Seong-jae (25), who tied for 6th on the third day of the WM Phoenix Open of the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour, expressed his determination to face the final round.

In the 3rd round of the tournament held at TPC Scottsdale (par 71), Arizona, USA on the 12th (Korean time), Lim Seong-jae reduced 4 strokes with 5 birdies and 1 bogey and recorded a total of 9 under par 204 strokes in rounds 1-3, Rickie Fowler, I started the final round in a tie for 6th with Zander Chopley (above USA) and others. It is a position where you can aim for a come-from-behind victory on the final day with a difference of 4 strokes from the sole leader Scotty Scheffler (USA, 13 under par).

On this day, Im Seong-jae digested the rest of the 2nd round and went to the 3rd round. In the second round the previous day, while playing 12 holes, he performed a near-perfect play, sweeping out only 6 birdies, raising the ranking to a tie for 4th place, but the game was stopped due to sunset. Lim Seong-jae, who started the remaining game, showed that he could not continue the previous day’s momentum, such as committing three consecutive bogeys in holes 4 to 6 in the second half. Regarding this, Im Seong-jae said, “Everything went well, including putting, but as soon as I started today, the flow was not good as I hit bogey three times in a row. I made a lot of mistakes, it’s big.”

Seongjae Lim. [Photo by Getty Image]

Im Seong-jae will challenge for a total of 3 wins on the tour in 1 year and 4 months after the Shriners Children’s Open in October 2021 at this tournament. Regarding his determination for the final round, he said, “I’ve been doing well for three days. The course here isn’t very windy, but this year it seems to be particularly windy. I don’t know what the weather will be like tomorrow, but I hope to hit it stably like the third round.”

This tournament was nicknamed the ‘Golf Liberation Zone’ for its free atmosphere where drinking beer or cheering loudly was allowed. Depending on the player, it may be difficult to concentrate on the game due to the large number of spectators. In response, Im Seong-jae said, “This tournament is famous for being noisy. Playing it while enjoying it will help mentally,” showing a relaxed appearance worthy of a 5-year tour. 안전놀이터

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