Sungjae Im rebounds from poor front in first round of the Genesis Invitational
February 13, 2020
- February 13, 2020
Sungjae Im sinks 21-foot birdie putt at GenesisIn the opening round of The Genesis Invitational 2020, Sungjae Im drains a 21-foot putt for birdie at the par-4 8th hole.
In his first round at the Genesis Invitational, Sungjae Im hit 5 of 14 fairways and 11 of 18 greens in regulation, and had a great back half recovery from a poor front nine. Im finished his day tied for 17th at 2 under; Matt Kuchar is in 1st at 7 under; Harold Varner III, Kyoung-Hoon Lee, Wyndham Clark, Russell Henley, and Adam Schenk are tied for 2nd at 4 under; and Joel Dahmen, James Hahn, Patrick Reed, Patrick Cantlay, Rory McIlroy, Rafa Cabrera Bello, Carlos Ortiz, Jason Day, Andrew Landry, and Bryson DeChambeau are tied for 7th at 3 under.
On the 166-yard par-3 16th, Sungjae Im's his chip went 19 yards to the green where he rolled a two-putt for bogey. This moved him to 1 over for the round.
On the 503-yard par-5 first hole, Im reached the green in 3 and sunk a 3-foot putt for birdie. This moved Im to even-par for the round.
On the 434-yard par-4 third hole, Im reached the green in 2 and sunk a 19-foot putt for birdie. This moved Im to 1 under for the round.
On the 199-yard par-3 sixth, Im's tee shot went 184 yards to the right rough, his second shot went 12 yards to the right rough, and his chip went 11 yards to the green where he rolled a one-putt for bogey. This moved him to even for the round.
On the 433-yard par-4 eighth hole, Im reached the green in 2 and sunk a 21-foot putt for birdie. This moved Im to 1 under for the round.
On the par-4 ninth, Im's 169 yard approach to 4 feet set himself up for the birdie on the hole. This moved Im to 2 under for the round.