Lim Seong-jae (25, photo)’s best performance in the Masters Tournament was a tie for second place in the 2020 tournament where he first participated. In the final round of this year’s tournament, he tied for 16th with a total of 2 under par 286 strokes. It is a result that may not be satisfactory personally, but Lim Seong-jae’s expression was brighter than ever. It is thanks to the unexpected gift that he received, ‘a companion round with Tiger Woods’.
In an interview after the final round of the tournament held on the 10th at Augusta National GC (par 72) in Georgia, USA, Lim Seong-jae expressed his feelings, “I thought about when I could play with Woods, and I was so happy to play a round together.” Im Seong-jae played in a group with Woods in the third round held the day before.
Lim Seong-jae said, “It was a match against Woods, which was unlikely to happen once in a lifetime, but it was unfortunate that it was stopped after only 7 holes due to heavy rain.” Woods withdrew due to ‘plantar fasciitis’ ahead of the remainder of the 3rd round, and Im Seong-jae’s ‘dream round’ also ended early.
It was a short meeting, but Lim Seong-jae said it was enough time to fall in love with Woods. Lim Seong-jae said, “Looking at it from the side, it’s cool even when mistakes are made, and it’s just that people themselves are cool, so I felt like I became a gallery. It’s the same guy, but I felt like I fell in love with him.” On the other hand, Lim Seong-jae reduced 3 strokes in the hole with Woods. Lim Seong-jae said, “I seemed to be more focused on trying to look good for Woods, and my swing was good.”
Seongjae Lim’s highlight of this tournament was the last hole of the second round. Thanks to a 1.5m par putt at this hole, he succeeded in passing the cut in two consecutive tournaments following last year. Regarding this situation, he said, “I knew that if I failed, I would be eliminated, so I could hear my heartbeat.” came out,” he said. 먹튀검증