Sungjae Im dusts the field for win No. 2, Phil Mickelson drops down to beat the seniors again, Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau monetize their beef and more in this week’s edition of Monday Scramble:
A winner in his 50th PGA Tour start, Sungjae Im is now a winner in his 100th event, too.
With a dazzling 62 on Sunday at TPC Summerlin, the South Korean stormed from behind and left little doubt who would take the title at the Shriners Children’s Open. Im won by four shots over Matthew Wolff, turning what had been a tight race (seven players within four shots) into a runaway.
Since breaking onto the Tour in 2018, Im has been so steady and dependable that he still feels underrated. Playing as much as anyone worldwide, he has reached the Tour Championship in each of his first three seasons (finishing 20th or better), and he’s well on his way to doing so again after his stirring victory in Vegas.
Im is still just 23 years old – younger than Collin Morikawa, Viktor Hovland, Sam Burns, Scottie Scheffler, Will Zalatoris and practically every other player for whom much is expected. Among the top 30 in the world rankings, only Joaquin Niemann, 22, is younger. But Im continues to…
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