Im Sung-Jae, the runner-up of the Masters is a great success!the highest score among Asian golfers.
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Im Sung-jae (22, CJ Korea Express) made a great achievement in the 84-year-old Masters Tournament.
In the final round of the 84th Masters held at Augusta National Golf Club (par 72, 7,475 yards) in Augusta, Georgia on the 16th (Korea time), Im Sung-jae tied for second with Cameron Smith of Australia, who reduced three strokes to 69 strokes and 15 under par.
Im Sung-jae's joint second place in the final round of the 2020 Masters is the best-ever performance by Asian golfers, including Korea, since Choi Kyung-ju finished third in 2004.
Im played in the Masters for the first time this year, but jumped into the championship competition with plays that overwhelmed world-class players such as Justin Thomas, Roy McGilloy and Brooks Capka. He tied for second at 12-under until the third round, setting a record of being the first Korean to play in the championship group on the last day.
Im Sung-jae also broke his major's best record with the runner- Previously, the 22nd place at the U.S. Open last September was the best.
The tournament title was won by Dustin Johnson of the U.S., who was 20 under par, and Cameron Smith of Australia tied for second with Im.
Dustin Johnson won his second major championship after the 2016 U.S. Open. Johnson finished second in last year's Masters.
Justin Thomas of the U.S. came in fourth, Rory McKilli of Northern Ireland came in fifth, and Jon Lam of Spain and Brooks Capka of the U.S. tied for seventh.
Tiger Woods, who drew attention as the winner last year, tied for 38th.
Kang Sung-hoon, who challenged the Masters with Lim Sung-jae, finished tied for 29th at 3-under par and Kim Si-woo tied for 34th at even par.
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