Lim Seong-jae (25, CJ Logistics) underwent a physical examination for conscription.
It was the morning of the 15th, the day after the 5th stroke reversal drama at the KPGA Korean Tour Woori Finance Championship, which ended on the 14th. After receiving the sword, Lim Seong-jae departed by plane in the afternoon and participated in the PGA Championship, the second major tournament of the PGA Tour season that opened on the night of the 18th.
Just because Im Seong-jae received a new sword, it would not mean that he is going to the army right away. Even so, why did he bother to receive a new sword around this time? Presumably, it seems to be related to the Hangzhou Asian Games to be held in September.
It can be inferred from the answer to the reporter’s question after finishing the Woori Financial Championship. He said, “In a way, the Asian Games are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, so the individual event is also an individual event, but the goal is for us to win a gold medal in the team event as the four of us are good at concentrating.”
He continued, “(Cho) Wooyoung and (Jang) Yubin are doing very well. I and (Kim) Siwoo hyung also have trustworthy junior players, so I feel reassured,” he said.
So, I think that the new sword might be Lim Seong-jae’s Bae Su-jin for the Asian Games gold medal hunting. Prior to the opening of the Woori Financial Championship, Lim Seong-jae said that he encouraged Jo Woo-young and Jang Yu-bin, who were participating in the Asian Games together, to eat and said, “You guys are really important.”
“It was completely calculated,” he said. It was because of the thought that only when there is pressure is tension, and when there is tension, concentration is better,” he explained.
We had a fairly lengthy Q&A session. She felt a firmness that is not seen in ordinary young people of twenty-five. The answers were logical and unobtrusive.
When talking about golf technique, he seemed more confident. I wondered if it was a manifestation of the inner strength he learned from his life on the PGA Tour, which is entering his 5th year this year.
I was most curious about it. It was the third bunker shot on the 18th hole (par 5), which became the decisive blow. He placed the ball from 50m exactly to the pin 1.5m away, then made a birdie to settle the game.
Im Seong-jae said, “The 50m bunker shot is the most difficult for PGA Tour players. So he practiced a lot of long-distance bunker shots,” he said, expressing satisfaction, saying, “I tried to make use of that feeling, but it fit well and led to a birdie.”메이저사이트
Surprisingly, the club Lim Seong-jae grabbed at this time was a pitching wedge, not a sand wedge. He heard the reason in terms of tips for weekend golfers.
Im Seong-jae said, “The longer the club, the thicker it fits, so the distance goes a little longer. So I think it’s better to hit it with a longer club the farther the distance is,” he explained. “Then you can prevent topping without overdoing your swing.”
He continued, “If you catch the sand wedge in a tense state, you have to hit it very accurately, so I thought it was difficult. He thought to stick it within five feet, but it stuck so well than I thought,” he explained the tense situation at the time.
This is a tip for weekend golfers struggling with bunker shots. There is another lesson from his move, which ended his first domestic competition in four years with a ‘glamorous outing’. It proved the myth of golf that ‘you have to take off your gloves to know’.
In addition to two wins on the PGA Tour, Lim Seong-jae won two wins on the KPGA Korean Tour with this victory. What is interesting about him is that he won the Genesis Championship, his first win four years ago, by 7 strokes, and this time by 5 strokes.
Regarding this, Lim Seong-jae said, “I was tired when I teed off on the last day because I couldn’t adjust to the jet lag, but I persevered with my mental strength. Even so, he did not let go of the string of hope for the championship,” he said.
There is another driving force that has established itself as a ‘master of reversals’. It is the support of the gallery who visited the competition site to intuit their game. Im Seong-jae said, “I was a bit surprised that many galleries came from the first day.”
He said, “I was a bit proud of myself because I thought, ‘I still did well on the PGA Tour.
He also revealed his thoughts that during last year’s tournament, he had Corona 19 and returned to the United States only in isolation. He said, “I wanted to show my fans a good side in a domestic competition for the first time in a while, but it was really disappointing.”
Lim Seong-jae married Jae-won from New York University in December of last year. This is the first win since marriage. Lim Seong-jae cited his wife’s shadow support as the reason for his good performance this season, including this championship.
He said, “It allows me to focus only on golf during competitions. We’ve been on tour together for about 5 months, and I’m really grateful for always being by my side even when it’s difficult,” he said, showing off their couple’s love by saying, “If I continue to show what I’m good at, my wife should be very happy.”
He also expressed his innermost thoughts that winning domestically is good, but he wants to win the PGA Tour this season as soon as possible. Im Seong-jae said, “Korean players are doing well this season. I had several opportunities, but I couldn’t save them.” “Korean players are working hard while encouraging each other. I think I will win one or two more this season.”
He said, “I think this win will be a good influence for me. There are many big tournaments in the second half of the PGA Tour,” he said. “There are many important tournaments.
In order to do so, there is nothing that needs to be improved. “In terms of the long game, I want the driver to go 10 yards more,” he said. “You always have to complement the short game. Driver and Long Lion are by no means inferior to the top players, but the short game is different.”
Im Seong-jae, who showed a cool reaction to the world rankings 1st to 3rd, Scotty Scheffler (USA), and Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), said, “It’s difficult to play against them.” It’s because I hit it with a short club.” Among them, he said that there was a difference of 30 yards between his driver shot and Lori, who hit the farthest.
In response to the question, ‘What kind of player do you want to be? I want to run for more than 20 years,” he said, “there will be juniors who surpass me, but I will always try to become the best player among Korean players.”
Lastly, he spared no advice for his juniors, who regarded him as a role model. Im Seong-jae said, “You must apply for the Korn Ferry Q School when you are young. It is highly probable to challenge when you are 20 or 19 years old.”
For that reason, he said, “Even if my grades are bad for one or two years, if I continue to train in the US and participate in the Korn Ferry Tour Q School, my skills will improve.” do,” he advised.