This is a good start for Lim Seong-jae, the ‘new groom’.
Lim Seong-jae shot 1 under par 70 on the first day of the PGA Tour WM Phoenix Open (total prize money of 20 million dollars), which opened at TPC Scottsdale (par 71, 7261 yards) in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA on the 9th (local time). and tied for 19th place. Nick Taylor and Adam Hadwin (above Canada) tied for the lead (5 under par, 66 strokes), and Zander Chopley (USA) tied for third place (4 under par, 67 strokes). Bad weather followed by sunset prevented many players from completing their rounds.
The WM Phoenix Open is called ‘golf’s liberation zone’. It is the only stage in the global golf world that allows drinking and loud singing. The WM Phoenix Open is a ‘special match’ in which the total prize money has more than doubled from last year’s $8.2 million, and the winning prize alone is a whopping $3.6 million. The PGA Tour has significantly increased prize money for nine general tournaments this year to compete with LIV Golf, which is sponsored by Saudi Arabia. 메이저놀이터
Im Seong-jae tied 1 eagle, 3 birdies and 4 bogies. After the first birdie on hole 1 (par 4), consecutive views on holes 7 and 8, and again on hole 10 (par 4), he shook. It was sluggish with 2 over par in 14 holes, but changed the atmosphere with an eagle on hole 15 (par 5), and made a new wind with consecutive birdies on holes 16 and 17. However, it is regrettable that he committed a bogey by drowning his tee shot in the last hole 18 (par 4). It is four strokes away from the joint lead.
World No. 3 Yon Ram (Spain) cut 3 strokes in 13 holes to tie for 6th place (3 under par). Max Homa and Keegan Bradley (USA) are also in this group. Scotty Scheffler (USA), ranked second in the world, was tied for 19th, and Kim Joo-hyung and Kim Si-woo were tied for 38th (even par). World No. 1 Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) was sluggish with a tie for 82nd (2 over par 73 strokes). 2021 runner-up Lee Kyung-hoon is also tied for 82nd.