Seongjae Lim, ‘No Masters Fatigue’, RBC Heritage 1R 5 Under Par Fresh Start￼
Lim Seong-jae (25안전놀이터) announced a pleasant start from the first day of RBC Heritage (total prize money of 20 million dollars).
Lim Seong-jae tied 6 birdies and 1 bogie in the 1st round of the PGA Tour RBC Heritage held at Harbor Town Golf Links (par 71) in Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA on the 14th (Korean time), 5 under par 66 strokes. wrote down
He only missed the green three times with a fairway landing rate of 71.43% and a green hit rate of 83.33%. He averaged 1.6 putts. He did not lose his senses even in the competitions he went straight after playing the Masters.
He recorded a bogey in hole 11 (par 4), but after successfully bouncing back with a birdie in hole 12 (par 4), he also added a birdie in hole 15 (par 5). In the second half, he reduced his number of strokes by driving. Im Seong-jae, who added a birdie on the 5th hole (par 5), succeeded in making three consecutive birdies on the remaining holes 7-9.
Im Seong-jae, who participated in 14 tournaments this year and passed the cut in all but one, recently tied for 16th in the Masters. He didn’t finish in the top 10, but was consistent enough that his lowest finish in March was a tie for 21st at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. He was in the top 10 three times this year.
Attention is focusing on whether Im Seong-jae, who has not won since the Shriners Children’s Open in the 2021-22 season, will be able to win his first win in the 2022-23 season at RBC Heritage.
However, the competition is also fierce. Viktor Hovlan (Norway), who took the lead in the first round of the Masters and tied for 7th place, got rid of 7 birdies without bogey. Matt Fitzpatrick (England) also recorded a 5 under par 66.
Zander Shopley and Rickie Fowler (Above USA) also recorded 4 under par 67 strokes. Except for Lim Seong-jae, Korean players were somewhat sluggish. Kim Si-woo (28) recorded 1-under 70 strokes, and Kim Joo-hyung (21) and Lee Gyeong-hoon (32) recorded even par.