Sungjae Im: What's in the bag of the PGA Tour birdie machine?

Sungjae Im shot a faultless 62 in the final round at TPC Summerlin to win the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open by four shots.

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Mon, 11 Oct 2021

Sungjae Im: What's in the bag of the PGA Tour birdie machine?

Sungjae Im is a two-time PGA Tour winner and at just 23 years old, it is fair to say he hasn't even reached his full potential yet.

On what looked to be a competitive final round at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, with Matthew Wolff, Sam Burns and Marc Leishman battling away, Im blew them all out of the water. 

The South Korean made five consecutive birdies from hole 9 to hole 13 to open up a five-shot lead and he finished with a scintillating score of 9-under-par.

The mark of 24-under-par was insurmountable for the chasing pack. To his credit, Wolff plugged away and birdied the 15th and 16th holes to finish in outright second place on 20-under-par.

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It was Im's 100th start on the PGA Tour and coincidently, his first win came at the Honda Classic in 2020 which was his 50th career start.

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"The big difference between today and yesterday was that today there was no wind. That made it easier, my driver, iron and putting game worked how I wanted it to and it gave me a good result," Im said after his victory.

Here is what's in the bag of Sungjae Im:

Driver: Titleist TSi2 | 8˚ | Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X shaft

3-wood: Titleist TS3 | 13.5˚ | Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8 X shaft

Hybrid: Titleist 818H2 | 19˚ | Graphite Design Tour AD DI Hybrid 105 X shaft

Irons: Titleist T200 2021 (3), Titleist T100 (4-9) | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM7 (48, 54, 60) | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts

Putter: Scotty Cameron Flowback 5 CS Prototype

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

 

 

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