Lim Seong-jae reduced 8 strokes and jumped to 8th place… 6 strokes behind the leader Schaeffler
Im Seong-jae (25) saw hope in the third round of the Players Championship (total prize money of 25 million dollars).
Im Seong-jae made 9 birdies and 1 bogey in the 3rd round of the PGA Tour Players Championship held at the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course (par 72) in Font Vedra Beach, Florida on the 12th (Korean time). He shot an 8-under-par 64.
Lim Seong-jae, who recorded an interim total of 8 under par 208, was tied for 8th place. He is six strokes behind the sole leader Scotty Scheffler (USA).
On this day, Im Seong-jae completed the 3rd round by completing the remaining 9 holes of the 2nd round that could not be finished due to bad weather. He made 3 birdies in the remaining holes in the 2nd round and reduced 8 strokes in the 3rd round despite the heavy physical burden.
Im Seong-jae said, “I played the remaining 9 holes in the morning, and after passing the preliminary round, I started the 3rd round happily. I played early in the morning, so it was physically difficult. But today the weather was better when I went to the 3rd round, and there was no wind, so I scored as much as possible. I thought of reducing it. I maintained my concentration until the end,” he said.
Im Seong-jae succeeded in making three consecutive birdies on holes 11 to 13 in the first half, and then recorded consecutive birdies on holes 15 and 16. Even in the second half, the fierce shot feeling continued. He added a birdie in hole 1 (par 4), and also caught birdies in holes 3 (par 3) and 6 (par 4). 안전놀이터
In the 8th hole (par 3), his tee shot with a hybrid entered the bush on the left side of the green and declared an unplayer ball, receiving a penalty stroke and making a bogey, but succeeded in bogeying with a birdie in the last 9th hole (par 5).
Lim Seong-jae said, “I couldn’t swing well on the first day because my back was stiff. I managed to stretch yesterday and today, so I was able to feel more comfortable when swinging. Overall, my tee shot was fine, and my putt that hadn’t worked out went well today. Taking lessons with the coach I tried something, and it helped a lot.”
Schaeffler, who is trying to regain the world No. 1 ranking, took 1 eagle and 6 birdies in the 3rd round, blocked 1 bogey, and recorded 7 under par 65, taking the sole lead with a median total of 14 under par and 202 strokes. Korean-Australian Lee Min-woo took second place with a 12 under par 204 strokes.