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13 things about Im Sung Jae, Korean golfer who attended Korea National Sport University

Im Sung Jae (임성재) is a professional golfer from South Korea. Since he is not fluent in English, he hires a caddie who can also translate Korean to English and vice versa.

Im stands 6’0″ and he has been playing golf professionally since 2015. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He was born in Cheongju, South Korea on March 30, 1998.
  2. He attended Korea National Sport University in Seoul, South Korea.
  3. On September 10, 2017, he and his fellow Korean golfer Hyun Jeong Hyeob were runners-up to their countryman Chang Yi Keun at the 2017 T-up Gswing Mega Open in South Korea.
  4. From October 26-29, 2017, he competed in the 2017 Mynavi ABC Championship at the ABC Golf Club in Katō, Hyōgo, Japan. He and Japanese golfers Yūsaku Miyazato and Ryutaro Nagano were the runners-up to Tatsuya Kodai also of Japan.
  5. In December 2017, he finished second in the Web.com Tour Q-school. He was Player of the Year on the 2018 Web.com Tour and the Rookie of the Year for the 2018-2019 PGA Tour.
  6. On January 16, 2018, he won The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic in Great Exuma, Bahamas, making him the second youngest winner in Web.com Tour history. His runner-up was Carlos Ortiz of Mexico.
  7. On August 19, 2018, he won the WinCo Foods Portland Open in North Plains, Oregon, United States.
  8. On October 13, 2019, he won the Genesis Championship at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon, South Korea. His fellow Korean golfers Moon Kyong Jun and Kwon Sung Yeol were his runners-up.
  9. From December 12-15, 2019, he played on the International team at the 2019 Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, which was won by the U.S. team.
  10. On March 1, 2020, he won The Honda Classic at the PGA National Golf Club at the Palm Beach Gardens in Florida, USA, which marked his first PGA Tour win. His runner-up was Mackenzie Hughes of Canada.
  11. He finished 22nd in the 120th U.S. Open, which took place at the Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York, USA from September 17-20, 2020.
  12. He tied for 28th with three other golfers at the 2020 Sanderson Farms Championship, which took place at the Country Club of Jackson in Jackson, Mississippi, USA from October 1-4, 2020. He tied for 13th with four other golfers at the 2020 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, which took place at the TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA from October 8-11, 2020.
  13. He and Cameron Smith of Australia were the runners-up of Dustin Johnson of the U.S at the 84th Masters Tournament, which took place at the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, USA from November 12-15, 2020.

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