Si Woo Kim and Sungjae Im received the group occasion on the Asian Video games defeating Thailand to earn exemption from the obligatory 21-month South Korean navy service. Taking part in on the West Lake Worldwide Golf Course, the duo shot a rating of 76 beneath par to win the gold medal on the mega occasion in China.
After his victory on the match, Im spoke with the media and shared that he was relieved now. He added that the four-day occasion was the longest day of his golf profession. As quoted by NUCLR GOLF on X/Twitter, he mentioned,
“This has been the longest 4 days of my profession. Each gap felt so vital, and I knew each shot counted for our group occasion. I wished to battle for each shot and do one of the best I might till the end.”
Sungjae Im added that he ought to be capable of give attention to his PGA Tour profession and will have a “lengthy and profitable run” on the Tour after getting an exemption from the South Korean navy service.
“I believe I ought to be capable of keep targeted much more on the PGA Tour. I really feel like I can have a extremely lengthy and profitable run there. I believe this may assist me a lot mentally,” Im mentioned.
Sungjae Im completed second with a rating of 26 beneath par on the person leaderboard. He missed the highest spot by a mere one stroke and was positioned behind Taichi Cho of Hong Kong.
In the meantime, his compatriot Si Woo Kim, a four-time PGA Tour winner, completed fourth within the particular person match. Nonetheless, he was additionally relieved from the obligatory 21 months of South Korean navy service after the gold medal win on the Asian Video games.
Exploring Si Woo Kim and Sungjae Im efficiency and earnings on the PGA Tour within the 2022-23 season
Each the South Korean golfers have been an integral a part of the PGA Tour for fairly a while now. Within the 2022-23 season, Im performed 30 occasions whereas Kim had 28 begins.
Sungjae Im had made it into the weekend play on 24 events and completed 18 occasions inside the highest 25 on the leaderboard. He had 9 high 10 finishes this season as properly.
The 2-time PGA Tour winner gathered a complete of $6,487,421 as on-course earnings within the 2022-23 season. This took his total tour earnings to $23,434,803.
In the meantime, Si Woo Kim missed the minimize in 5 tournaments this season. Nonetheless, he registered his fourth PGA Tour victory on the Sony Open in Hawaii in mid-January.
The 28-year-old South Korean golfer additionally had 5 high 10 finishes this season. He has earned $5,380,062 on the course to take his total PGA tour earnings to $22,169,854.