Lim Seong-jae and Kim Joo-hyung aim for the top side by side￼
Lim Seong-jae (25) and Kim Joo-hyung (21) tied for third place in the second round of the PGA Tour American Express (total prize money: $8 million). aiming for the top side by side
Im Seong-jae recorded 1 eagle, 6 birdies and 2 bogeys in the second round of the second day of the tournament held on the 21st (Korean time) at the PGA West Stadium Course (par 72, 7,187 yards) in La Quinta, California, USA. He shot a median total of 13 under par of 131.
Im Seong-jae was tied for third place with Jason Day (Australia) and JT Poston (USA). Kim Joo-hyung also stood shoulder to shoulder. He was in the top 60 the previous day, but he rose to the top at once by recording a daily best of 10 under par.
After the match, Lim Seong-jae said, “I played on the stadium course today. First of all, I got off to a good start with an eagle coming out at the beginning of the day, and I rode the flow well, but I made a three-putt in the 9th hole in the first half, so the atmosphere was a little bad in the second half. . But at the end of the day, I had to reduce my score as much as possible for the next 3 or 4 rounds to be comfortable, so I played with a bit of concentration, but I think it ended very satisfactorily because there were good results.”
He has done well in all four tournaments. Is there any particular reason why it fits so well with this competition? Im Seong-jae said, “This is my 5th appearance in this tournament, and I always got such good results by finishing near the top 10 every time I came out. same. In this tournament, things like long distances and middle putts go well, so if you always come here to Palm Springs and your shots are good, you can make enough birdies, so I think I can get such a good score,” he laughed. 메이저사이트
Are there any strategies left? “It would be nice to do the remaining two rounds together today, but I think the best way here is to make as few mistakes as possible, and when a birdie chance comes, making as many birdies as possible is a must-have strategy,” he replied.
Kim Joo-hyung had a similar reaction. He said, “First of all, I had a really good game today, and I was very disappointed with my putts, but I think I got good results because the putter was good today. The feeling of the shot was good today, and it seems that the putt feeling has returned, so I think I had a good result today.”
Regarding the sudden improvement in performance, “I didn’t feel good putting until the Sony Open and yesterday. The stroke seemed fine, but the hole seemed too small. So today, I had a new mindset inside. Then I was able to play a little more comfortably on the green, and I think I was able to focus on my ball. I guess that made the difference.”
Last week, he was eliminated from the cut, but this time he is expected to win. In response, Kim Joo-hyung said, “I thought I had to hit better in the game. That seems to be the most important thing. After the past, I had some time to look back on myself. I’ve been playing very well so far. Last week’s game was just one of a long tour. It didn’t go particularly well or anything like that. A few things just didn’t go the way I thought. Yesterday, there were some things like that, but my confidence rose again as I played well today. So I think I can do well in the remaining two rounds,” foreshadowing a bright future.