WATCH: The Putt That Sealed a Second PGA Tour Victory For Sungjae Im

Published 10/11/2021, 12:08 PM EDT
Apr 18, 2021; Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA; Sungjae Im reacts after teeing off on the second hole during the final round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-USA TODAY Sports


Sungjae Im won the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open with an exceptional last-round finish. However, he did not play up to his expectations on the third day and recorded a poor 1-under round. Nevertheless, he came back on Sunday to end it with a bang and made nine birdies to ensure victory.

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Aug 29, 2021; Owings Mills, Maryland, USA; Sungjae Im walks to the third green during the final round of the BMW Championship golf tournament. Mandatory Credit: Scott Taetsch-USA TODAY Sports

His rounds of 63-65-70-62 left him with a score of 24-under par to claim his second PGA Tour victory. Im bagged prize money of $1,260,000 in a win that came on his 100th PGA tournament start.

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Sungjae Im secures his 2nd PGA Tour title

The world number 21 displayed an amazing set of skills over the course of the week. He entered the last day two strokes behind the leader. However, he started it off in style with a birdie. He went on to hit four more birdies on the first nine and was, thereafter, comfortably in the lead.

In the back nine, he hit another four consecutive birdies! This spectacular show ensured him the lead, and by the time the last hole came around, he maintained his lead. Therefore, unless something went drastically wrong, a win was confirmed.

On the final hole, he didn’t really require much, and he sealed his win with a par putt.

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In a post-win conference, he said “The big difference between yesterday and today was that today there was no wind compared to round 3, and that made it easier. But tee to green, driver, irons, putting game was, it worked as I wanted to, and it gave me a good result.”

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He also admitted, “To be honest with you, I didn’t know I birdied five in a row. I was just focused on every shot and trying to not make mistakes.”

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The young 23-year-old definitely has a bright future ahead of him. With this quality of play, he is sure to achieve it all in the upcoming years!

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Ishita Bhargava

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Ishita Bhargava is a Golf content writer at Essentially Sports. Currently pursuing her undergraduate degree from the Shri Ram College of Commerce, she has a keen interest in sports and fitness. When not playing or watching a sports event, Ishita can be seen spending time with her pets or binge-watching.

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