Sungjae Im

Born Mar 30, 1998
Nationality South Korea South Korea

Im Sung-jae is a South Korean golf player, who became the Player of the Year during the 2018 Tour. He was also awarded as the Rookie of the Year for the 2018 PGA Tour. Im made his professional debut in 2015. In 2016, he played on the Japan Golf Tour, where he finished being the runner-up. He also played a couple of golf tournaments in the Korean Tour, earning him the 12th spot in the tour money.

In 2017, he won his first tournament event in The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic when he was 19 years old. This made him the second-youngest winner in the tour history after Jason Day. Im also joined the Knoxville Open, Bahamas Great Abaco Classic, and the Pinnacle Bank Championship. He also joined the WinCo Foods Portland Open, where he successfully took over and won. This led win into winning the Player of the Year.

In the 2018-19 PGA Tour, he was rewarded as the Rookie of the Year. He also became the 13th rookie to join the Tour Championship and proudly stood on the 19th spot. One of his highlighted performances is at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, where he finished T3. He also joined Steward Cink to be awarded as the Korn Ferry Tour Player of the Year and PGA Tour Rookie of the Year consecutively.

In 2019, he joined the singles playoff in the Sanderson Farms Championship. He got lost to Sebastian Munoz. In 2019, he joined the International Team, where he won the singles match against Gary Woodland. By the following year, he won The Honda Classic and second place in the FedEx standing. He was also able to finish second place at the Masters Tournament and lost to Dustin Johnson, who was only two shots ahead of Im.


2018 Tour Player of the Year2019 PGA Tour Rookie of the YearT2 at 2020 Masters TournamentT17 at 2021 PGA Championship

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