South Korean men’s golf sensation Lim Sung-jae (25), who plays on the US Professional Golf Association (PGA) Tour, will be going for the title of ‘Asian Games gold medallist’.Lim made his debut on the PGA Tour’s Tour (now the Confederation Tour) in 2018 and quickly established himself as one of the mainstays of Korean men’s golf, winning the Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards, as well as the money list. Since making his PGA Tour debut in the 2018-2019 season, he has continued to be the centrepiece of the ‘Korean Brothers’ with his consistent performances .While he didn’t win in his rookie season on the PGA Tour, he was consistent enough to qualify for the Tour Championship, the final FedExCup Playoffs (PO) event, becoming the first Asian player to win the Rookie of the Year award. He hit his stride with his first PGA Tour victory at the Honda Classic in March 2020 and had two wins by the Shriners Hospitals Open the following October .He didn’t add to his win total on the PGA Tour in the 2022-2023 season, which ended last month, but he did have nine top-10 finishes in 30 events. That’s the same number of top-10s he had in a single season last year. Expand that to 18 top-25 finishes, the most since his PGA Tour debut. While his FedExCup standings, which are determined by the Tour Championship results, dropped from second last season to 24th this season, his $6.487 million in prize money, the most since his PGA Tour debut, is enough to make it a successful season .Notably, Lim has now played in the Tour Championship for five consecutive seasons, further cementing his status as one of the top players on the PGA Tour .The Tour Championship is an event where only the top 30 players on the FedExCup points list, which is based on a season’s performance on the PGA Tour, compete for a bonus prize, and participation in the event means that you have performed at the top of your game on the PGA Tour that season. Lim holds the record for the most appearances by a Korean player in a Tour Championship. After a short break from the Tour Championship, Lim will now focus on his final preparations for the Asian Games .Two years ago, Lim had a chance to wear the Korean flag at the Tokyo Olympics, but he finished tied for 22nd and missed out on a medal. Although he has fought off stiff competition to win on the PGA Tour, which is often described as a golfer’s “dream stage”, he was unable to shake off the nerves that come with competing on the biggest international sporting event every four years .With Tokyo under his belt, Lim is confident that this time will be different. While there is no such thing as an ‘easy competition’ for an athlete, there is also no denying that there is far less competition at the Asian Games than at the Olympics, where many of the world’s top professional athletes compete. Currently ranked 27th in the world, Lim Sung-jae is the highest-ranked athlete competing at the Asian Games. Few other Korean men’s golfers are playing on top tours such as the PGA Tour or DP World Tour. At the forefront of the men’s team, Lim’s performance will be crucial to Korean golf’s return to Asian Games gold. South Korea was the dominant force at the 2006 Doha and 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games, winning four gold medals in golf, but the country was left with just one gold in Incheon in 2014 and no gold in Jakarta-Palembang in 2018, the first time in 20 years. Incheon’s one gold came in the women’s individual event (Park Geun), while the men have not won a gold medal since Guangzhou. This year, the door has been opened to professional players, and with PGA Tour players Lim Sung-jae and Kim Siwoo competing alongside each other, and amateurs Cho Woo-young and Jang Yubin winning back-to-back domestic professional tournaments to prove their competitiveness, 온라인카지노 Incheon will be well placed to take the team title.

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