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.

PGA TOUR
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


PGA TOUR
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
2019 CUT CUT CUT
2018 T42 CUT
FedExCup Playoffs
THE NORTHERN TRUST Dell Technologies Championship BMW Championship TOUR Championship
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
  • 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.