Sung-jae Lim and Joo-hyung Kim are tied for third place after the second round of the first round of the 2022-2023 season play-offs on the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA) Tour.Lim and Kim shot a combined eight-under-par 132 on the second day of the PGA Tour’s FedEx St. Jude Championship ($20 million purse) at TPC Southwind (par 70-7,243 yards) in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, on 12 December. He is two shots back of leader Lucas Glover (10-under 130) and one shot back of second-place Jordan Spieth (9-under 131 – USA). The event features players who finished the regular season in the top 70 on the FedExCup standings, and at the conclusion of the event, the top 50 on the FedExCup standings will advance to the second round, the BMW Championship. Only 30 players will then advance to the Tour Championship, the final stage of the playoffs to determine the FedExCup winner. The heat index reached 43.8 degrees Celsius (111 degrees Fahrenheit) in the second round, with many players battling the heat .Lim, who finished the first round in a tie for 15th place, carded six birdies and one bogey on the day for a 5-under 65.After starting on the 10th hole, Lim traded birdies for bogeys on the 11th (par-3) and 12th (par-4) before reeling off three straight birdies on Nos. 15-17. He then dropped shots at the third (par-5) and eighth (par-3).At the 17th, he calmly dropped a 4.6-metre birdie putt, while at the eighth, his chip shot from 12.4 metres out went into the hole .Im showed off his stroke control on the day, ranking ninth in drive accuracy (78.57 per cent) and ninth in greens in regulation (77.78 per cent).”Overall, everything went well today,” said Lim, “I was able to hit my second shot easily because my tee shot went well. My only regret is that I missed a few putts.” “I don’t think I’ve played in such hot conditions recently. It’s hard to stay cool,” he said, “but I like the heat. My body warms up quickly, I get a lot of distance and my swing becomes more fluid. “Kim shot a bogey-free round of two-under-par 68 with two birdies. When her tee shot on No. 1 (par-4) landed in a bunker on the right side of the fairway, she immediately put it on the green for a two-putt for par .Kim didn’t make a single bogey on the day thanks to her crisis management skills, which included scrambling five times. Scrambling is when you don’t get the ball on the green in regulation, but still make a par or birdie. “It was not an easy match as the weather was really hot,” Kim recalled, “I had a few putts that didn’t go in and it was unfortunate that I couldn’t convert my good position on the fairway into a good score.” “I was worried about people laughing and making fun of me, but I did it again today (because it was hot),” said Kim Joo-hyung, who wore his trousers rolled up the day before. “I’ll think about 스포츠토토링크 what colour trousers to wear tomorrow,” he quipped .Kim Si-woo and Ahn Byung-hoon are tied for 18th place at five-under par 135.Leader Glover leapfrogged Spieth atop the leaderboard with a bogey-free round of one eagle and four birdies. Glover made a dramatic run into the playoffs last week by winning the Wyndham Championship, the final regular-season event, to move from 112th to 49th in the FedExCup standings. Second-placed Spieth had a somewhat up-and-down day, carding six bogeys and four birdies for a 2-under 68.World No. 1 and No. 2 Scottie Shaffler (USA) and Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland) finished the second round on identical seven-under-par 133s, tied for eighth .World No. 3 Rahm slipped to a tie for 51st place at even-par 140.

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