Seongjae Lim (25, CJ), who won the gold medal in the men’s golf team event at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, even expressed his desire for next year’s Paris Olympics.
At the official press conference for the Korea Professional Golf Association (KPGA) Korean Tour Genesis Championship (total prize money of 1.5 billion won) held at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon on the 11th, Lim Seong-jae said, “I have a proud day when I wake up in the morning thinking that I am a gold medalist.” “The happy feeling continues,” he said.
Seongjae Lim won the men’s golf team gold medal at the Asian Games along with Siwoo Kim (28, CJ), Wooyoung Jo (22, Woori Financial Group), and Yubin Jang (21).
In the individual competition, he won a silver medal following Hong Kong’s Daichi Go.
Lim Seong-jae, who finished 22nd in the individual event at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where he wore the Taegeuk symbol two years ago, lived up to his name by winning a gold and a silver medal each with flawless performance in this competition.
Lim Seong-jae expressed his motivation for the Taegeuk mark, saying메이저사이트, “Actually, I was disappointed that I could not demonstrate my skills at the Tokyo Olympics. If I can go to the Paris Olympics next year, I would like to compete for a medal once again representing my country.”
Lim Seong-jae, who failed to set any notable records in the four major tournaments this year, emphasized, “I want to win a major tournament next year (along with the Olympics).”
Lim Seong-jae, who finished the Asian Games in good spirits, will compete in the KPGA Genesis Championship, which opens on the 12th.
Also, last May, he achieved a come-from-behind victory at the Woori Financial Championship and his second win on the Korean Tour. Aiming for a total of 3 wins in this tournament.
Lim Seong-jae said, “I have often come from behind to win the championship after starting from mid-ranking,” and added, “I was encouraged by the fact that many fans came during the Woori Financial Championship in May. If you come and support me this time as well, I will repay you with a good performance.”
Meanwhile, Go Gun-taek (24, Daebo Engineering & Construction), who is trying to win his 4th win of the season in this tournament, predicted, “This tournament course is my favorite sheep grass course. The green is small and steep, so the accuracy of iron shots will be the key.” did.
He then pledged, “If I think about four wins, I may not do well. I will just concentrate and play each round.”
Kim Young-soo (34, Alumni Construction), who reached the top for the first time in his life at this competition last year, said, “This is the golf course where I won for the first time, so many good memories come to mind when I come here.” He said, “I will wait as long as possible and play the game calmly.” lost.