Lim Seong-jae, who won the championship after 3 years and 7 months, had a bright face. Lim Seong-jae, who entered the interview room, said, “I am so happy that he won the domestic competition after 3 years and 7 months.” “The eagle on the 12th hole was decisive. In fact, on the 18th hole, Jun-seok hyung succeeded in two-on, and my ball went into the bunker, so I thought it would not be easy. Jun-seok thought that he would make a birdie effortlessly, and he thought that the 50m bunker shot would be the most difficult shot in the PGA, so it would be difficult to win, but it seems to have come out well.”
Lim Seong-jae kissing the championship cup (Photo = KPGA)
He laughed, saying he still couldn’t adjust to jet lag. He said, “It’s only been about 10 days since I came to Korea. I wasn’t in very good condition until I left yesterday,” he said. Im Seong-jae has been consistently active enough to enter the top 10 seven times on the PGA Tour.
He competed in 17 PGA Tour events in the 2022-2023 season, entered the TOP10 7 times, and passed the cut in 16 events, ranking 19th in the FedEx Cup rankings.
He is the flagship of Korean men’s golf, ranked 18th in the world rankings.
Im Seong-jae and World No. 1 Yon Ram meeting in many competitions (Yonhap News)
He faces the likes of Jon Lan, Scheffler, and McIlroy in every tournament. Im Seong-jae said of them, “They play golf too easily. The distance difference is too much. Birdie plays golf that seems too easy. They are monsters. I think the distance difference between me and Yon Rahm is 30 yards more. No matter how accurately you hit, there is a limit to hitting all shots accurately. Every time I fight on the PGA Tour, I think that I can only compete with them at the top when I am really in my best condition.”
Regarding juniors who challenge the PGA Tour, “You have to challenge quickly when you are young, even if you are a year old. And I think there is a chance if you focus only on the PGA Tour. It is the same with the eyes that learn the senses and see the rai. Even if you play in the lower leagues, I think the best way is to challenge yourself when you are even a year older.”안전놀이터
Im Seong-jae is the new groom. Im Seong-jae expressed his gratitude to his bride (Photo = KPGA)
Finally, he said, “I also want to win the championship quickly. I think we can win at least once this year,” he said.
Im Seong-jae became a new groom last year. He concluded the interview by saying, “I am grateful to my wife for helping me and encouraging me every time the tour life is difficult.”