“Birdie Machine” Sungjae Lim has set a new PGA Tour record for most birdies in a single event (34).
The South Korean shot a 10-under-par 63 with 11 birdies and one bogey in the fourth round of the PGA Tour’s The Sentry ($20 million purse) at the Plantation Course (par-73, 7,596 yards) in Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii, on Aug. 8 (ET).
His 25-under-par 267 total put him in a tie for fifth place. But it was his birdie production that stood out in this tournament.
Lim totaled 34 birdies in the first round (nine), second round (eight), third round (six), and fourth round (11).
The Fiji Tour said, “The ‘birdie machine’ Lim Sung-jae, whose strength is consistency, made a total of 34 birdies.

This is a new record for the 72-hole Fiji Tour.”

Three players had previously shared the lead in this category, with Yon Ram (Spain) recording 32 birdies at the event in 2022, but Lim broke the previous record.
On the day, Lim was at his best on every hole, birdieing the 1-3rd, 7th, 9th, 10th, 12th, 15th and 18th. His only bogey came on the par-4 fourth hole. 안전토토사이트
Lim topped the list in 2019 as a rookie on the Fiji Tour with 480 birdies, and then went on to win the most birdies in two consecutive seasons.

In 2021, he set the Fiji Tour record for most birdies in a season (498).

Of the four South Korean competitors, Ahn Byung-hoon finished in a tie for fourth place with a final total of 26-under par 266.

Kim Si-woo shaved seven strokes off his score to finish tied for 25th (20-under 272) and Kim Joo-hyung tied for 45th (14-under 278).
The winner was Chris Kirk of the United States (29-under-par 263).

Kirk earned his sixth career victory and $3.6 million ($4.73 billion) in prize money.
The tournament is the season opener for Fiji and one of eight scheduled signature events.

It featured last season’s winner and the top 50 players on the FedExCup standings.

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