‘Top 30 for 143 weeks in a row.’
Lim Seong-jae (25) maintained 18th place in the weekly men’s golf world rankings announced on the 13th (Korean time), extending his consecutive top 30 period to 143 weeks. Lim Seong-jae, who has already been in the top 30 for the longest time by a Korean player, is breaking new records every week.
Im Seong-jae, who entered the top 30 at 25th place by moving up 9 places in the announcement on March 1, 2020, did not fall out of the 30th place for a total of 143 weeks until the announcement on the 13th. The current ranking is 18th, maintaining the top 20 for 11 weeks.
The record of 143 consecutive weeks in the top 30 far exceeds the record set by Choi Gyeong-ju (53), who was in the top 30 for a total of 100 weeks from 2011 to 2012.
Seongjae Lim has been in the top 50 in the world rankings for a much longer time than this. He has been in the top 50 for 167 weeks, ending at number 54 when announced on September 15, 2019. This is also the longest record for a Korean player.
Given his performance over the past three years, he can expect 200 consecutive weeks beyond the top 30 for 150 consecutive weeks. In addition, within this year, it is worth aiming to break the highest ranking in the history of Korean players by surpassing the personal best ranking. The highest ever world ranking by a Korean player is 5th, which was recorded by Choi Kyung-joo as announced on March 9, 2008. Im Seong-jae’s personal best ranking is 16th, announced after the Waste Management Phoenix Open in February 2021.
The secret to maintaining the top 30 for 144 weeks in a row is high cut passing and top 10 odds.
Lim Seong-jae, who started working on the PGA Tour from the 2018-2019 season, which opened in September 2018, participated in a total of 132 matches until the Waste Management Phoenix Open last week, passed the cut in 106 competitions except for just 26 matches, and had an 80.3% chance. are recording
Even more impressive is the probability of entering the top 10 and top 25 upon passing the cut. He won a total of 31 tournaments, including 2 wins, 23.48% in the top 10, and 49.2% in the top 25 with 65 circuits.
This is a figure that is not inferior to Matthew Fitzpatrick (England), who is ranked 10th in the world.
Fitzpatrick, who started his PGA Tour activities from the 2015-2016 season, appeared in 110 games (excluding amateur appearances) in his career, entered the top 10 26 times, including one win, with 23.6% and 45 top 25, showing 40.9%. His chance of passing the cut is 79.09% with 87 circuits.
Im Seong-jae is increasing his chances of passing the cut, top 10 and top 25 this season. He appeared in eight contests and he missed the cut just once, with three top-10 finishes at 42.8% and a top-25 finish at 71.4% for fifth, which is higher than last season’s average.
If it’s the current performance, the possibility of getting out of the top 30 for the time being is not high, and the goal of entering the top 10 doesn’t seem far away. 메이저놀이터
However, he needs to increase the number of wins or top 5 finishes because he needs to receive a lot of world ranking points at once to get to the top 10. The reason Fitzpatrick is eight places higher in the world rankings than Lim Seong-jae is because he won the US Open last year.
World ranking points are differentiated according to the results obtained in the competition. The ranking is determined by the points earned in competitions (up to 52) in two years divided by the number of competitions participated.
The average PGA Tour winner receives 40 to 70 points, and major tournaments earn 100 points.
Lim Seong-jae, who participated in 8 tournaments this season, received world ranking points in every tournament except for the Sony Open, where he missed the cut. The total number of points received from the 7 competitions is 45.90871 points. He averaged about 5.738 points per contest. During that period, the world ranking rose two notches from 20th to 18th.
The current rating is 3.7546 points, which is 1.0471 points behind Fitzpatrick (4.8017 points) in 10th place. If you win once, you have a chance to overturn the rankings.
Lim Seong-jae, who finished runner-up in the US Professional Golf (PGA) Tour FedEx Cup playoffs in the 2021-2022 season, set a new goal of ‘entering the top 10 in the world rankings’ while preparing for the 2022-2023 season.
He said, “After finishing runner-up in the FedEx Cup, there have been some changes.” “In the past, I felt like I was being pushed behind while playing against players like Justin Thomas, Patrick Cantley, Zander Shopley, and John Rahm, but now mentally I definitely feel better and stronger. I’m going to have a good time. “The next goal is to be in the top 10 in the world rankings. I thought it was a distant story, but now I am confident that I can do it.”
Im Seong-jae will participate in the Genesis Invitational held at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, California, USA on the 17th (Korean time) and challenge for a total of 3 wins. This is the 67 world ranking points that the winner of this tournament receives. If you win, you can achieve your top 10 dream.