One of Jon Rahm's PGA Tour records was shattered out of nowhere

Sunjae Im shattered a PGA Tour record previously held by Jon Rahm with an impressive birdie blitz at The Sentry in Hawaii. 

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Mon, 8 Jan 2024
One of Jon Rahm's PGA Tour records was shattered out of nowhere

The first PGA Tour event of the calendar year always means one thing: birdies. 

Every 12 months the Tour pros absolutely hammer the Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii and last week was no exception. 

One of the players who went on an absolute tear was Sunjae Im

So much so, the South Korean set a new scoring record for birdies made in a 72-hole event. 

Over the course of four days' play, Im notched a remarkable 34, including 11 on his final round at The Sentry

Just let that sink in and ask yourself how many holes it would take you to record that many birdies. 

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about this feat was the fact Im somehow placed T-5. Well, he also made seven bogeys and a double bogey. 

Chris Kirk claimed his sixth Tour victory, holding off challenges from Jordan Spieth, who surprised himself, and Sahith Theegala. 

Still, it was a remarkably impressive performance from Im. The record was previously held by Mark Calcavechhia, Paul Gow and Jon Rahm

Rahm hit 32 birdies at The Sentry Tournament of Champions in 2023 when he won the event but was unable to defend his title after making the switch to LIV

The Spaniard reportedly still made the trip to Hawaii for a vacation with his wife Kelley Cahill and two children. 

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