Henry leads the third day… Chance to win the PGA Tour for the first time in 4 years
(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Choi Song-ah = Im Seong-jae (23), Kim Si-woo (26), and Kang Seong-hoon (34) were jointly named 15th on the third day of the PGA Tour Wyndham Championship (total prize money of $6.4 million).
In the third round of the tournament held at Sedgefield Country Club (par 70, 7,127 yards) in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA on the 15th (Korean time) on the 15th (Korean time), Seongjae Lim picked out three birdies without bogey and hit a 3-under par 67. .
Im Seong-jae, who was tied for 23rd with a 6-under 134 stroke until the second round, recorded a total of 9-under 201 strokes for three days, jumping 8 places to a tie for 15th.
It is 6 strokes behind solo leader Russell Henry (USA, 15-under 195).
Im Seong-jae is aiming to enter the Top 10 for the first time in a month since he tied for 8th in the Rocket Mortgage Classic early last month.
After tied for 47th at the John Deere Classic, he finished tied for 22nd at the Tokyo Olympics, where he wore the Taegeuk mark, and finished tied for 46th at the St. Jude Invitational at the World Golf Championship last week.
On that day, Seongjae Lim took the second shot on the first hole, the first hole (par 4), about 2.5m, caught a birdie, and started refreshingly. reduced the number of strokes.
In 2016, the winner of this tournament, Si-Woo Kim, also reduced three strokes and climbed from 23rd to 15th, receiving a top 10 opportunity for the first time in two months since tied for 9th at the Memorial Tournament in June.
Si-woo Kim caught the eagle after dropping his second shot with 130 yards left on the 5th hole (par 5, 514 yards) to about 3m on the hole, and made a fresh breeze in the first half with a birdie on the 8th to 9th holes (par 4). paid
However, in the second half, the momentum did not continue, leaving only the 15th hole (par 5) bogey.
Kang Sung-hoon, who was tied for 12th in the second round, reduced his two strokes, but his ranking was pushed down by 3 places, and he was also tied for 15th.
Kang Sung-hoon, who passed the cut 13 times out of the 30 previous tournaments this season and tied for 29th at the Masters Tournament in November last year, left a chance to renew the best performance of the season.
Kyung-Hoon Lee (30) reduced three strokes to tie 23rd (8-under 202 strokes), and Byung-Hoon Ahn (30) reduced two strokes to tie 28th (7-under-par 203 strokes).
Henry managed to reduce one stroke by combining one eagle, one birdie and two bogeys that day, but maintained the solo lead for the third day.
If Henry wins this tournament, it will be the first time in four years since the Shell Houston Open in April 2017, lifting the trophy at the PGA Tour tournament and winning four of his career.
2nd place Tyler McCumber (US 12-under 198) is behind by three strokes.
This is the last tournament of the PGA Tour regular season for the 2020-2021 season.
The players who have been ranked in the top 125 of the FedEx Cup rankings up to this tournament will participate in the FedEx Cup playoffs starting next week to determine the final winner of the 2020-2021 season.
Roger Sloan (Canada), currently 131st in the FedEx Cup, and Rory Sabatini (Slovakia), ranked 141st, tied for third (11 under par 199) with Henry by four shots, continuing their dramatic survival potential.
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