Winner’s Circle: Sungjae Im Claims Four-Shot Victory at the Shriners

Sungjae Im Wins 2021 Shriners Open
Sungjae Im poses with the trophy after winning the Shriners Children’s Open at TPC Summerlin on Oct 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Alex Goodlett via Getty Images)

Sungjae Im produced a final-round 62 to claim a four-shot victory at the Shriners Children’s Open.

The 23-year-old Korean was flawless on Sunday at TPC Summerlin, finishing with nine pars and nine birdies, including eight gains in a 10 hole stretch (Nos. 4-13) en route to a four-day score of 24-under par.

With the win, Im earned $1,260,000 and 500 FedExCup points. He will enter this week’s CJ Cup holding down the No. 2 spot on both the money list and points standings.


Winner’s Circle: Shriners Children’s Open

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Im Pro-File

Sungjae Im Wins 2021 Shriners Open
Sungjae Im celebrates with his caddie after winning the Shriners Children’s Open at TPC Summerlin on Oct 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Alex Goodlett via Getty Images)

Name: Sungjae Im
Height: 6′
Weight: 205 lb
Birthdate: Mar. 30, 1998 (age 23)
Nationality: Korean
College: Korea National Sport U
Native: Jeju Island, South Korea
Residence: Orlando, Fla.
Turned Pro: 2015
PGA Tour Rookie: 2017-18
Best World Rank: 16 (2/7/21)


2021 Shriners Open: Top 10

Pos-Player-To Par (Final Rd)
1. Sungjae Im -24 (-9)
2. Matthew Wolff -20 (-3)
3. Marc Leishman -19 (-8)
3. Rory Sabbatini -19 (-7)
3. Adam Schenk -19 (-1)
6. Lanto Griffin -18 (-5)
6. Adam Hadwin -18 (-4)
8. Hayden Buckley -17 (-8)
8. Aaron Wise -17 (-5)
8. Harry Hall -17 (-3)


Sungjae Im: Round-By-Round

Sungjae Im Shriners Open
Sungjae Im walks on the 9th hole green during round 3 of the Shriners Children’s Open at TPC Summerlin on Oct 7, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Alex Goodlett via Getty Images)

Round 1
Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 1)
1. Sung Kang -10 (61)
2. Sungjae Im -8 (63)
2. Chad Ramey -8 (63)
2. Charley Hoffman -8 (63)

Round 2
Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 2)
1. Sungjae Im -14 (-6)
1. Chad Ramey -14 (-6)
3. Adam Schenk -13 (-6)
3. Sam Burns -13 (-8)

Round 3
Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 3)
1. Adam Schenk -18 (-5)
2. Matthew Wolff -17 (-6)
6. Sungjae Im -15 (-1)

Round 4
Pos-Player-To Par (Rd 2)
1. Sungjae Im -24 (-9)
2. Matthew Wolff -20 (-3)


Im’s Winning Stats

Sungjae Im Shriners Open
Sungjae Im walks on the 18th hole green during round one of the Shriners Children’s Open at TPC Summerlin on Oct 7, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Alex Goodlett via Getty Images)
Topline Stats:

Driving: 316.3 yards (48th)
Fairways: 73.21% (44/56) (T34)
Greens: 80.56% (62/72) (2nd)
Putts/GIR: 1.661 (T15)

Strokes Gained:

Off the Tee: 2.59 (9th)
Approach the Green: 5.427 (6th)
Around the Green: 2.493 (13th)
Putting: 5.513 (9th)
Tee to Green: 10.488 (1st)
Total: 16.002 (1st)


Im’s 2021-22 Season

Starts: 2
Cuts Made: 2
Wins: 1 (Shriners)
Earnings: $1,302,788 (2nd)
FedExCup Pts: 524 (2nd)
World Rank Before/After: 29/23


WITB: Sungjae Im

Sungjae Im Wins 2021 Shriners Open
Sungjae Im hits a shot on the 16th hole during the final round of the Shriners Children’s Open at TPC Summerlin on Oct 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Alex Goodlett via Getty Images)

Sungjae Im plays a full Titleist bag including a TS3 driver, Vokey wedges, Scotty Cameron putter and a Pro V1x golf ball.

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9.5˚)
Fairway: Titleist TS2 (13.5˚)
Hybrid: Titleist 818H2 (19˚)
Irons: Titleist T100 (3-9)
Gap: Titleist Vokey SM7 (48˚)
Sand: Titleist Vokey SM7 (54˚)
Lob: Titleist Vokey SM7 (60˚)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom F5 CS
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
Shoes: FootJoy Pro/SL


Quotable: Sungjae Im

Sungjae Im Wins 2021 Shriners Open
Sungjae Im on the 8th tee box during the final round of the Shriners Children’s Open at TPC Summerlin on Oct 10, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Alex Goodlett via Getty Images)

Q: Very impressive performance picking up your second PGA Tour win in your 100th career start on tour. If we could just get an opening comment from you of what it means to be the champion this year.

SUNGJAE IM: Very meaningful win. I know I won my first win on my 50th start, and to win my second PGA TOUR win on my 100th start, that in itself is a pretty amazing stat.

It was hard coming, but I think today how everything went I think it was a gift from above. I played so well and I’m glad I got the win.


Credits: Getty Images, PGA Tour Media


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