Lim Seong-jae scored 2 under par in the first round of the PGA Tour Genesis Invitational (total prize money of $20 million) held at the Riviera Country Club (par 71, 7322 yards) in Palisades, near Los Angeles, California on the 16th (local time). He shot a 69 and was tied for 27th.토토사이트 Max Homa and Keith Mitchell (USA) tied for the lead (7 under par 64 strokes), World No. 3 Yon Ram (Spain) 3rd place (6 under par 65 strokes), Colin Morikawa (USA) tied for 4th place (5 under par) 66 strokes). Sunset prevented some players from finishing their rounds.
Im Seong-jae tied 4 birdies and 2 bogeys. He forgot the 11th hole (par 5) birdie by bogeying the 12th hole (par 4), and then added a birdie on the 14th hole (par 3). In the second half, after bogey on hole 5 (par 4), he boasted a terrifying back-seat of consecutive birdies on holes 8 and 9. He powered up to 327 yards and 1.636 putts per hole. He is five strokes away from the joint leader. Im Seong-jae is on the rise in the ‘Top 10’ in the last two consecutive tournaments, including a tie for 4th at the Farmers Insurance Open and a tie for 6th at the WM Phoenix Open.
World No. 2 Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) showed off a perfect play by catching 4 birdies without bogey. It is tied for 7th place (4 under par 67 strokes). ‘Golf Emperor’ Tiger Woods (USA), who returned to the field seven months after the Open in July last year, started smoothly with 5 birdies and 3 bogeys tied for 27th place. World No. 1 Scotty Scheffler (USA) is tied for 44th (1 under par 70 strokes).
In Korea, freshman Seong-Hyun Kim is tied for 44th, and Joo-Hyung Kim, who is ranked 15th in the world, is tied for 56th (even par 71 strokes). Kim Young-soo, who was invited after winning the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour Genesis Championship last year, also joined the 56th place group. Lee Gyeong-hoon tied for 77th (1 over par 72 strokes) and Sony Open winner Kim Si-woo tied for 121st (5 over par 76 strokes), walking on a thorny field.