Asian Games team gold medalist Im Sung-jae has revealed his ambitions to win Olympic and major championships.
“It’s been about a week since I won the Asian Games gold medal, but I’m still in a happy mood,” he said at a press conference for the Korean Professional Golf Association (KPGA) Korean Tour Genesis Championship (1.5 billion won in prize money) at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea in Incheon on Nov. 11.
Lim won gold in the men’s golf team event at the recent Hangzhou Asian Games alongside Kim Siu, Cho Woo-young and Jang Yubin.
“When I wake up in the morning, I feel proud to be a gold medalist.
If I go to the Olympics next year, I want to compete for a medal,” he said.
“I was disappointed with my performance at the major tournaments this year, but my goal is to win a major tournament,” he emphasized. 안전토토사이트
Lim Sung-jae also expressed his desire to win the Genesis Championship, which starts on December 12.
The two-time Korean Tour winner said, “It would be great to be in the lead from day one, but I’ve won more tournaments starting from the middle of the pack.
I was encouraged by the many fans who came to the Woori Financial Championship, and I will reward them with a good performance if they come to the venue again.”
He went on to win the tournament in 2019 and the Woori Financial Championship in May this year.
“If you want to go to the U.S., you should come as young as possible, in your early 20s, so you can adapt and do well,” he advised the younger players who shared the team gold medal at the Asian Games.
Lim will start the first round on Wednesday with Ham Jeong-woo and Kim Young-soo.
Ko Goon-taek, who is looking for his fourth win of the Korean Tour season, also has his sights set on the trophy. “Whenever I hear people talking about four wins, I get greedy.
But thinking about four wins doesn’t make it happen. I will play this tournament with full concentration every round,” he said.
With three wins already under his belt, Go Gun-taek will become the first Korean Tour player to win four titles in a season in 31 years after Choi Sang-ho in 1992.
“I had a great experience in winning my first victory in a tough competition, and with that confidence, I was able to overcome the competition in my second and third victories,” said Ko.
“In this tournament, the greens are small and sloping, so the accuracy of my iron shots will be key.”
Meanwhile, the organizers will present a Genesis GV70 electric model to the first player to make a hole-in-one on the 17th hole of the tournament, and a Genesis GV60 to his caddie.