PGA Tour: Sungjae Im wins the Shriners Children’s Open in Las Vegas by four strokes

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Source: Skysports

PGA Tour: At TPC Summerlin, Sungjae Im finished the week on 24 under par, four shots ahead of Matthew Wolff; Marc Leishman, Rory Sabbatini, and Adam Schenk finished in a three-way tie for third.

Sungjae Im birdied eight holes in a row on his way to a four-stroke triumph and his second PGA Tour title at the Shriners Children’s Open.

On the final day at TPC Summerlin, the Korean carded a nine-under 62 to move free of the competition and finish the week on 24 under par, four strokes ahead of Matthew Wolff.

Im began the day three shots down but rapidly stormed into contention with a 30-foot birdie at the first and a 10-foot gain at the fourth, followed by back-to-back gains from the sixth and a tap-in birdie at the par-five ninth to reach the turn in 30.

The 23-year-old maintained his birdie barrage on the back nine, holing from 20 feet at the 10th and adding more shots over the next three holes before finishing his blemish-free round with a first win since the 2020 Honda Classic.

“I know I earned my first PGA Tour victory on my 50th start, and to win my second PGA Tour victory on my 100th start is a pretty fantastic stat,” Im remarked. “It was difficult to come, but I believe today’s outcome was a gift from above.”

Wolff finished second for the second year in a row, having finished second to Martin Laird in a play-off last year, with the American combining five birdies with two bogeys on his way to a final-round 68.

Overnight leader Adam Schenk made three bogeys in five holes on his front nine and finished third with Rory Sabbatini and Marc Leishman, with Lanto Griffin and Adam Hadwin tied for sixth.

Harry Hall headed the British contingent and finished tied-eighth on 17 under while reigning champion Laird was a shot back and Matt Wallace finished tied-14th.

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