Sungjae Im

Sungjae Im

Height: 6'0" (1.83 m)
Weight: 200 (90 kg)
Age: 23 (March 30, 1998)
Birthplace: Cheongju, South Korea
Residence: Jeju, South Korea
Family: Single

Education: Korea National Sport University
Turned Professional: 2015
City plays from: Jeju-Si, Jeju-do, South Korea


Exempt Status


PGA TOURTournament winner (thru 2022-23)

Career Victories


PGA TOUR Victories (1):
2020 (1) The Honda Classic.
Korn Ferry Tour Victories (2):
2018 (2) The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay, WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft-Heinz.
International Victories (1):
2019 Genesis Championship.

Player Statistics


Career Low Round:

62 - 2019 Wyndham Championship (Round 1)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

#1 : 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#16 : 2021 Waste Management Phoenix Open

Career Largest Paycheck:

$1,260,000 : 2020 The Honda Classic (Finished 1)

2020-21 Season Highlights


PGA TOUR
Masters Tournament - Tied Cameron Smith for second in his Masters Tournament debut. Became the first player from Asia to win or finish second in tournament history. Co-led the field in Birdies (24). Sentry Tournament of Champions - Carded four scores in the 60s to finish T5 at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in his tournament debut. The American Express - Held a one-stroke lead after the second round of The American Express before finishing T12. Marked his third career 36-hole lead/co-lead on TOUR (fell to 0-for-3).

National Team Selections


Presidents Cup : 2019

Career Records


PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 0 - 1)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD FedExCup Rank Earnings
Total: 93 320 1 2 3 18 39 72 21 $10,486,093
2021 30 102 1 4 12 24 6 28 $3,263,867
2020 26 94 1 1 2 7 11 21 5 11 $4,337,811
2019 35 118 1 7 16 26 9 19 $2,851,134
2018 2 6 1 1 $33,281
(A) - Amateur

Top Tournaments


PGA TOUR
THE PLAYERS Championship Masters Tournament PGA Championship U.S. Open The Open Championship WGC-HSBC Champions WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play WGC-FedEx St. Jude Inv WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession
2021 T17 T2 T17 22 T42 T28
2020 CNL CUT T11 T35 T29
2019 CUT CUT CUT
2018 T42 CUT
FedExCup Playoffs
THE NORTHERN TRUST Dell Technologies Championship BMW Championship TOUR Championship
2020 CUT T56 11
2019 T38 T11 T19

Personal


  • Grew up playing The Club at Nine Bridges which later became the host of THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES.
  • Played junior golf tournaments with Si Woo Kim in South Korea growing up.
  • First came to the United States in 2017 to compete in the second stage of Korn Ferry Q-School
  • Never uses #4 golf ball because the number is a symbol of bad luck and sounds similar to the word "death" in South Korea.