The 2021 Shriner’s Hospitals for Children Open Recap

Las Vegas, NV – In record-setting fashion, Sungjae Im takes the victory at the 2021 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.  Im’s blistering final round 62 was good enough for a four stroke margin of victory and his second win on Tour .

This week’s host, TPC Summerlin has typically always been a low-scoring birdie fest of sorts with plenty of records so it was no surprise to see a 5-under par cut line with the eventual winner reaching 24-under par.  With the demanding grind of the wraparound PGA Tour season, this is typically the time of year where many of the world’s top players skip out on these types of events.  This certainly doesn’t mean the competition regressed.  The leaderboard saw the likes of Oklahoma State standout Mathew Wolfe as he made a push with an opening round of 64 followed up by a 65 on Saturday only to come up short Sunday with a 3-under par 68.  Australian born Marc Leishman also made himself known with a final round 63 to back door a T3 finish.

Recent Ryder Cup participants didn’t fair as well though as Harris English and Ian Poulter both missed the cut as well as Cobra-Puma brand ambassador Rickie Fowler.  It was all about Sungjae Im though this week.  Im came out Sunday swinging a hot putter and drained 5 birdies in his first 9 holes and added to it with four birds on the back.  An absolute flawless round of golf to cap off a beautiful week in Vegas.

This is Sungjae’s second win on the PGA Tour and fourth professional win overall.  Next week, the PGA Tour stays in Las Vegas for the CJ Cup @ Summit.

Sungjae Im WITB:

Driver: Titleist TS3 9.5 degrees (Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X)

Fairway: Titleist TS2 13.5 degrees (Graphite Design Tour AD DI 8x)

Hybrid: Titleist 818H2 19 degrees (Graphite Design Tour AD DI 105 X)

Irons (3-9): Titleist T100 (True Temper Dynamic Gold x100)

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 48, 54 and 60 degrees (True Temper Dynamic Gold x100)

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom F5 CS

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x


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Zack Buechner

Zack has been a contributor at Plugged In Golf since 2018. Zack has worked in healthcare for over 12 years and currently works from home in health care technology. His previous work experience includes stints in the NFL, NCAA D-1 athletics, and PGA Tour Champions. Zack lives in southern Connecticut with his wife Ashley and their 2 children (Beau (5) & Lunden (1)) and their dog. Although he only started playing golf after college, Zack is passionate for the game and the journey to getting better while regularly participating in state and national amateur events all across the northeast.

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