Lim Seong-jae tied for 6th at the WM Phoenix Open… Successfully defended the Schaeffler title
Lim Seong-jae (25) finished in a tie for 6th at the PGA Tour WM Phoenix Open, successfully entering the top 10 for the third time in the season. Scotty Scheffler (USA) successfully defended his title, taking his 5th career win.
The final round of the WM 먹튀검증Phoenix Open was held on the 13th (Korean time) at TPC Scottsdale (par 71) in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. Lim Seong-jae cut 2 strokes with 4 birdies and 2 bogeys, recording a total of 11 under par 273 strokes, finishing the tournament tied for 6th place with world-class golf stars such as Jordan Spieth (USA) and Tyrrell Hatton (England).
This is Lim Seong-jae’s third top 10 entry of the season. He has competed in 7 tournaments this season and reached the top 10 twice at the Shriners Children’s Open (7th place) in October last year and the Farmers Insurance Open (tied for 4th place) at the end of last month.
The WM Phoenix Open is a tournament nicknamed the ‘Golf Liberation Zone’ because drinking, cheering, and booing from the gallery are allowed. In particular, the 16th hole (par 3), which can be watched by 20,000 people, is an enthusiastic arena where players cheer and boo at the same time. On this day, Im Seong-jae dropped a long birdie putt of about 12m on the 16th hole, which thrilled tens of thousands of galleries.
Scotty Scheffler. [Photo by Getty Images]
The competition to win was fierce. Schaeffler, who was defending the title, competed with Nick Taylor (Canada) for the championship by a stroke until the 15th hole. In the 16th hole, he faced a crisis due to a missed shot, but after making a dramatic par save, he put a birdie in the 17th hole to virtually solidify the championship. In the meantime, Taylor lost the pursuit power by recording a bogey on the 16th hole and a par on the 17th hole. After making a par putt on the last 18th hole, Schaeffler hugged his caddy and enjoyed the win. The final total was 19 under par.
Schaeffler, who won the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year award without winning in 2020, won his first PGA Tour victory in this tournament last year. Afterwards, following the Arnold Palmer Invitational and the World Golf Championship (WGC) Dell Technology Match Play, he reached the top in the major tournament Masters, sweeping 4 wins in 9 weeks. Schaeffler, who had been suffering from an additional victory for a while, was honored to win again in this competition, where she first won.
Kim Si-woo, who reduced one stroke on the last day, tied for 23rd (6 under par), and Lee Kyung-hoon tied for 42nd (2 under par). Kim Joo-hyung lost two strokes on the day and tied for 50th with a total of 1 under par.