“I feel like I’m back from the playoffs this year,” said Im Seong-jae after finishing the first round of the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour Genesis Championship ($1.5 billion in prize money) tied for first place .Lim had seven birdies and one bogey in his first round at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea (Par 72, 7,471 yards) in Incheon on Wednesday. His 6-under-par 66 put him in a three-way tie for the lead with Hwang Jung-gon and Heo In-ho. “I played with (Ham) Jung-woo today, and we’ve been close since we were kids, so we had a good time,” Lim said in a post-match interview. “I thought I’d cut a lot of strokes because I had a good start, but my putts left something to be desired in the second half.” “Still, 6-under par in the first round is a good start,” he said. “I’ve been feeling good since the PGA Tour playoffs in August, and I’ve been keeping it up.”
Lim won gold in the men’s team event at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, which concluded earlier this month in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, and the Genesis Championship is his first tournament since winning the gold medal. “My driver was good today, and a lot of my iron shots landed where I wanted them to,” he said, adding, “I’ve been playing poorly since May of this year, but the slight modifications I’ve made to my swing seem to be working. “”I referenced my swing a lot when it was working well before,” he said, explaining, “In the setup position, my left arm and right arm should be horizontal, but my right arm was too high and my shoulder was open, so I corrected it and the direction was better.”
Lim won this event in 2019 and has finished first in both of his last two KPGA Korean Tour events, including a top-10 finish at the Woori Financial Championship in May.” If the weather continues to be good, the winning score could be between 15-under par and 20-under par, but depending on the pin position, I think 15-under par will be enough to compete for the title,” said Lim. “I want to reach the final round of the playoffs and win a major on the PGA Tour next season,” he vowed. After the tournament, Lim 스포츠토토존 will travel to Japan to compete in the PGA Tour’s JoJo Championship next week.