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Golf: ‘Ironman’ Im capable of putting in the steel in Internationals’ quest for victory

South Korea’s Im Sung-jae has morphed from a prodigious talent into a world-class golfer and two-time PGA Tour winner and will be one of the vital cogs in captain Trevor Immelman’s International Team at the Sept 22-25 Presidents Cup in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Three years ago, Im, 24, was a captain’s pick by Ernie Els. But he played like a seasoned campaigner at Royal Melbourne, cementing his status as a rising star status by delivering an impressive 3.5 points in his team’s narrow 16-14 loss.

This time round, he has earned his place on the team on merit and Immelman, who was one of Els’ assistants, knows exactly the kind of firepower and influence the Korean can deliver at Quail Hollow, where his underdogs will be determined to dethrone a powerful United States team.

More importantly, Im has also proven he can team up with any player, having played with three different partners…

Read more at www.straitstimes.com

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