Sungjae Im

Sungjae Im

Height: 6'0" (1.83 m)
Weight: 200 (90 kg)
Age: 22 (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

Top 125 in 2018-19 FedExCup standings (thru 2019-20)

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:

#21 : 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge

Career Largest Paycheck:

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

2019-20 Season Highlights

Took over the FedExCup lead for the first time in his career following the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard, becoming the third player to move to No. 1 in the FedExCup before turning 22, joining Joaquin Niemann and Jordan Spieth.

Sanderson Farms Championship - Fell to Sebastian Munoz in a playoff at the Sanderson Farms Championship, earning the first top-two finish of his career. Birdied three of the last five holes in the final round to finish at 18-under 270. Recorded four scores in the 60s for the third time in his career. Made 24 birdies, tied with Bronson Burgoon for most in the field. ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP - Finished T3 at the ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP, marking his second top-three finish of the season. Week was highlighted by a second-round 64. The Honda Classic - Won his first PGA TOUR title in his 50th career start, shooting a final-round 66 to win The Honda Classic by one stroke. At age 21 years, 337 days, became the second player aged 21 or younger to win on the season (first: Joaquin Niemann). Led the field in Strokes Gained: Tee-to-Green (3.072 per round). Got up-and-down from a greenside bunker at the 72nd hole to make par and ranked T3 for the week in Sand Save Percentage (75.00%). Cracked the top 25 in the Official World Golf Ranking for the first time following the win. Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard - Finished third at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by Mastercard to take over the FedExCup lead for the first time in his career. Marked his second consecutive third-place result at the event.

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: 52 182 1 1 3 13 25 41 11 $6,928,458
2020 15 58 1 1 2 6 9 14 1 1 $4,044,043
2019 35 118 1 7 16 26 9 19 $2,851,134
2018 2 6 1 1 $33,281
(A) - Amateur
Korn Ferry Tour (Playoff Record: 0 - 0)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD Priority Rank Earnings
Total: 25 89 2 3 8 14 20 5 $553,800
2018 25 89 2 3 8 14 20 5 1 $553,800
(A) - Amateur

Top Tournaments

THE PLAYERS Championship Masters Tournament PGA Championship U.S. Open The Open Championship WGC-HSBC Champions WGC-Mexico WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play WGC-FedEx St. Jude Inv
2020 CNL T11 T29
2018 T42 CUT
FedExCup Playoffs
THE NORTHERN TRUST Dell Technologies Championship BMW Championship TOUR Championship
2019 T38 T11 T19


  • 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
  • Favorite foods include pizza, hamburgers and pasta.
  • Never uses #4 golf ball because the number is a symbol of bad luck and sounds similar to the word "death" in South Korea.