Sungjae Im earned his second career PGA TOUR victory this weekend, winning the Shriners Children’s Open by four shots at 24-under.
After rounds of 63 and 65 (starting with two bogey-free rounds for the first time in his career) and a third-round 70, Im finished with the “best closing round by a winner in Las Vegas since 2016,” according to Sports Illustrated.
As pgatour.com describes it: “The 23-year-old returned to form early on Sunday, firing off four birdies on his first seven holes. He then propelled himself to the top of the leaderboard with five straight birdies on holes 9-13. At 9-under through 13 holes, Im was on 59 watch, but his big lead allowed him to play conservatively. He made pars on his final five holes to settle for a 62 — still the low round of the day.”
For his first victory, Im won the Honda Classic in 2020 in his 50th start on the PGA TOUR. This win in Las Vegas was his 100th start. Along with his two career wins, Im now has 79 made cuts and 20 top-10 finishes, according to pgatour.com. With the Shriners Children’s Open victory, he jumps to No. 2 in the current FedExCup standings, and he becomes the PGA TOUR’s first international winner this season.
Im, one of the South Korean golfers sponsored by CJ Logistics, will be back in action this week at THE CJ CUP @ SUMMIT, October 14-17. This will be the fifth staging of THE CJ CUP, with the first three held at The Club @ Nine Bridges on Jeju Island, South Korea. The 2020 event was played at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas.
“Congratulations to Sungjae Im on his 2nd PGA Win at the Shriners Children Open yesterday in Las Vegas! Great win for Sungjae and for CJ Logistics … setting up to be the odds-on favorite for the CJ Cup!” said CEO Ed Bowersox, speaking for the CJ Logistics America team. CJ Logistics America is excited to again be hosting customers for an exclusive experience in the VIP Hospitality space and at the Pro-Am competition prior to the PGA TOUR event.