Lim Sung-jae, the “sign of Korean men’s golf,” impressed Korean golf fans at the Genesis Championship of the Korean Professional Golfers’ Association (KPGA) Korean Tour. He played three rounds for more than six hours, with the game delayed by an hour and 20 minutes due to the lightning forecast, but he signed autographs with a bright smile to all fans on the scene after the game. 경마사이트
Im Sung-jae shot a 5-under 67 in the third round of the tournament at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon on the 14th. Im Sung-jae, who recorded an interim total of 16-under 200, beat Bae Yong-joon, who was the lone runner-up, by two strokes and was listed as the sole leader. Im Sung-jae, who is the sole leader from the first day to the third day, will challenge to win the wire-to-wire title on the final day of the tournament.
In this tournament, Lim Sung-jae is the first Asian player to win the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year award and participate in the Tour Championship for five consecutive seasons. Lim Sung-jae, who reduced 11 strokes until the second day, showed off his unchanged skills on the third day. He tied 1 eagle, 7 birdies, 2 bogeys, and 1 double bogey to write 5 under par, taking another chance to win the tournament following 2019.
There is one thing that has attracted attention as much as his extraordinary performance. It’s a special fan service. Im Sung-jae found fans waiting in front of the club house and signed all of them even when he was tired after the game. Without losing his smile until the end, he did his best to the golf fans who came to see him, saying hello one by one.
Golf fans admired Im Sung-jae’s fan service. A golf fan who visited the Genesis Championship said, “It takes more than four hours of round trip, but I’m glad I came to see Lim Sung-jae,” adding, “I was impressed to see him responding to golf fans’ requests for autographs and photos with a bright smile.” Not only his skills but also his fan service was the best, he said.
The fan signing event was not scheduled. Im Sung-jae is known to have voluntarily taken time to see the fans waiting for him by staying at the scene until late at night. “I was surprised to see him sign autographs at the club house again after registering for the score,” a Genesis official said. “Golf fans, sponsors and golf course officials were all impressed.” Lim Sung-jae is a player who combines skills and personality.
Im Sung-jae expressed his gratitude to the fans who supported him, including this tournament. “When I get support from the fans, I get energy. I want to always say thank you, he said. “I will do my best to show good performance until the end of this tournament.”
Im Sung-jae, who will play on the final day with a two-shot lead, will hit his first tee shot at 10:50 a.m. on the 15th. Lim Sung-jae, who is in the same group with Bae Yong-joon and Park Sang-hyun, will start hunting for his third career Korean Tour title on the final day of the tournament.