True genius in golf is often rare and few superlatives accurately describe South Korea’s Im Sung-Jae.
The 24-year-old has morphed from a prodigious talent into a world-class golfer and two-time PGA Tour winner and will inevitably be one of the vital cogs in captain Trevor Immelman’s underdogs International Team, who will be determined to dethrone a powerful United States side in the Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow in Charlotte, North Carolina, from tomorrow to Sunday.
Three years ago, Im was a captain’s pick by Ernie Els and he stood out like a seasoned campaigner.
He used Royal Melbourne as a playground to cement his rising star status by delivering an impressive 3.5 points in his team’s narrow 16-14 loss.
Im has earned his team’s place on merit this time around and Immelman, who was one of Els’ assistants, knows exactly the kind of firepower and influence the…