Proof: Sungjae Im Has Utterly Dominated the PGA Tour Since 2017

Published 10/11/2021, 2:29 PM EDT
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


Sungjae Im is one of the most prominent young golfers on the PGA Tour. Moreover, the South Korean golfer recently won the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and registered his second win on the Tour. He remained -24 for the event after carding nine-under on the final day. He scored nine birdies in the final and remained bogey-free to win his first trophy of the season. 

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Meanwhile, he made his debut in 2018 and won the PGA Tour Rookie of the Year trophy for the 2018-19 PGA Tour. And since then, he has been impressive with his performances. He has also been up there in quite a few rankings on the PGA Tour since his debut. So let us see in which stat is Sungjae Im leading on the PGA Tour. 

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Sungjae Im and his incredible stats on the PGA Tour 

Sungjae Im has been consistently performing on the Tour since his debut. And recently, after his win at TPC Summerlin, Golf Digest made a tweet about a fascinating stat of the South Korean. The 23-year-old Sungjae Im’s rankings on the PGA Tour since 2017. 

He is first in the events played (98), rounds played (342), number of birdies (1,413), rounds under par (223), rounds in the 60s (181), rounds of 67 or less (86). Furthermore, he is also second in the number of eagles (41). 

These stats show the consistency with which he has been competing on the Tour. Despite that, no one considers him as a strong contender in any event.

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Even in the recent Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, as all the limelight was on Matthew Wolff, he quietly sneaked in on the final day after carding 62 and eventually won the trophy. 

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However, previously the only thing where he struggled was his finishing on the final day. Im always had difficulty in maintaining the lead. Hence, to date, he only has two victories under his belt. However, he is still quite young and has lots of opportunities where can show his dominance and win trophies.  

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Amey Kulkarni

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Amey Kulkarni is a Golf writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his Bachelor’s degree in mass media from HR College, Mumbai. Before joining EssentiallySports he used to write articles on Golf and Cricket on his personal blog cricgolf.

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