Sungjae Im

Sungjae Im

Height: 6'0" (1.83 m)
Weight: 200 (90 kg)
Age: 24 (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 2023-24)

Career Victories


PGA TOUR Victories (2):
2020 (1) The Honda Classic. 2022 (1) Shriners Children's Open.
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 - 2022 Shriners Children's Open (Round 4)

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 : 2022 Shriners Children's Open (Finished 1)

2021-22 Season Highlights


Earned his second career PGA TOUR title at the Shriners Children's Open and went on to finish T2 in the FedExCup standings, earning a bonus of $5.75 million and becoming the first player from Asia to finish first or second in the FedExCup. Advanced to the TOUR Championship for the fourth time in his fourth season on TOUR. Finished runner-up in three of his final five starts of the season. Finished in a two-way tie for second place at the Wyndham Championship, the Regular Season finale, to move to No. 10 in the Comcast Business TOUR TOP 10 and earn a $1 million bonus. Earned one of the automatic qualifying spots for the International Team at the 2022 Presidents Cup.

PGA TOUR
Shriners Children's Open - Shot a final-round 62 to win the Shriners Children's Open by four strokes over Matthew Wolff, earning his second PGA TOUR title in his 100th career start at the age of 23 years, 6 months, 10 days. Marked the lowest final-round score by a winner on TOUR since Brendon Todd at the 2019 Butterfield Bermuda Championship (62). Marked the largest margin of victory on TOUR since Stewart Cink at the 2021 RBC Heritage (4). Held a share of the lead after the second round, improving to 1-for-4 with the 36-hole lead/co-lead on TOUR. Led the field in Strokes Gained: Tee to Green (2.622 per round), Sand Saves (5-for-5) and Scrambling (9-of-10). Masters Tournament - Finished T8 at the Masters Tournament, his second top-10 in three starts at the event. Held a one-stroke lead after the first round, his second career 18-hole lead/co-lead on TOUR and first since the 2019 Wyndham Championship. 3M Open - Held a share of the lead after the first round of the 3M Open and went on to finish T2, his third career runner-up on TOUR and seventh top-10 of the season. Wyndham Championship - Held a one-stroke lead entering the final round of the Wyndham Championship before finishing T2, his second consecutive runner-up and fourth of his career.

National Team Selections


Presidents Cup : 2019, 2022 Olympic Games : 2020

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: 127 440 2 5 4 29 61 102 25 $17,337,358
2023 3 12 1 1 3 65 $389,976
2022 26 88 1 3 9 17 22 4 2 $5,567,974
2021 35 122 1 1 5 16 29 6 20 $4,157,182
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
2022 T55 T8 CUT T81 T35
2021 T17 T2 T17 22 T42 T46 T28
2020 CNL CUT T11 T35 T29
2019 CUT CUT CUT
2018 T42 CUT
FedExCup Playoffs
FedEx St. Jude Championship Dell Technologies Championship BMW Championship TOUR Championship
2022 12 T15 T2
2021 T16 3 T20
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.