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K.J. Choi

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (48) / 5/19/1970
Ht / Wt:  5'8" / 185

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K.J. Choi has set the target for low Sunday round at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship, going out early and recording a bogey-free, 6-under-par 31-35=66 to give himself a chance at posting a top 10, currently in T7 on 11-under 277. UPDATE: With play finished for the week, Choi ended the week with a share of fifth place.
Choi saved his best for last this week and also posted his second bogey-free round of the week (4-under 68 in R2). Today, he landed just nine greens in regulation but went 9-for-9 in scrambling to keep a clean card. Choi is the first to record a round of 66 or better today and may be the only one by day's end if the current winds and rain stay steady for the remainder of the round. The 47-year-old is already in the field at next week's Houston Open, his hometown event. That means he won't need to sweat out whether or not he stays inside the top 10 by round's end but he could also use all the FedExCup Points he can get right now, entering the week just 177th in the standings. Mar 25 - 3:05 PM

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Playing this season on a Top 25 Career Earnings Exemption, World No. 698 K.J. Choi contests his 12th Waste Management Phoenix Open and arrives at 177th in the FedExCup standings. UPDATE: Choi missed the cut by three shots on 2-over 72-72=144.

It's been a mixed bag for the 47-year-old at the par-71 TPC Scottsdale, missing five cuts, including last year by two (72-71), and making six. Overall, he has four top 25s with a best of T11 (2005), and had connected five straight cashes before last year's early exit. The Texas resident is 2-for-5 on the season with a best of T37 at the RSM last fall and hasn't posted a top-10 finish since T5 at the 2016 Northern Trust Open 25 months ago. He's an 8-time TOUR winner in 446 career events, but not since the 2011 PLAYERS.
Jan 31 - 4:33 PM

Sponsor invite and World No. 433 K.J. Choi is at The Club at Nine Bridges for the inaugural CJ CUP on Jeju Island, South Korea. UPDATE: Choi finished T67 on 14-over 302 (69-74-82-77).

The 47-year-old is playing this season on a Top 25 Career Money List exemption. He finished a career-worst 177th in the FedExCup standings last season with three top 25s among 11 made cuts in 25 starts. The South Korean native recorded no top 10s for just a second time since joining the TOUR in 2000. He's an eight-time TOUR winner in 442 career events but not since the 2011 PLAYERS. Choi ended last season with T28 at the Wyndham and opened this season with a MC at the Safeway. In between, he MC'd the Genesis Championship on the Korean Tour four weeks ago.
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 02:58:00 PM

K.J. Choi slow-played a 6-under-par 31-35=66 during round one of the RBC Canadian Open, positioning himself inside the top 10 on the early leaderboard.

Choi opened his day on the back nine, recording two birdies and seven pars before the turn. The TOUR veteran picked up the slack from there, circling birdies on five of his next six holes, including a 15'8" splash at the par-4 fifth hole. He would walk off the course gaining 2.219 strokes putting. Choi would drop his lone shot of the day at the par-4 8th where he found a greenside bunker. Despite the late hiccup, Choi is right in the thick of things. Making his fourth appearance at Glen Abbey Golf Club, Choi would love to beat his course best, which was a T38 during last year's edition.
Thu, Jul 27, 2017 02:14:00 PM

Past champ K.J. Choi and World No. 1185 Charlie Wi smoothed a bogey-free 8-under-par 32-32=64 in the second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans to reach the midpoint on 13-under 131, currently T3 on the leaderboard and two adrift of clubhouse leaders Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith. UPDATE: With play completed, Choi/Wi are in a two-way T3, two back of Blixt/Smith.

Choi won this event in 2002 (English Turn G&CC), his first of eight TOUR wins. Wi, who has no status on TOUR, was runner-up at the current venue in 2009, and is making just his second start of the season (T57, Sanderson Farms). After an opening 67 (alternate shot), the pairing began T3, and one back, and maintained their position on the board, circling eight birdies, with Choi providing the bulk of that carding six. Wi birdied Nos. 8 and 16, the latter from 14'3", while Choi circled 1, 2, 6, 11, 13 and 17, all six from between six and 24 feet, with a long of 23'3" at the par-4 sixth.
Fri, Apr 28, 2017 06:41:00 PM

Playing foursomes on day one of the Zurich Classic, K.J. Choi and Charlie Wi coasted to a 5-under-par 33-34=67 to stake their claim as early clubhouse leaders with play still in progress. UPDATE: Kyle Stanley & Ryan Ruffels would later post a 6-under 66 to surpass Choi & Wi.

The South Korean tandem opened their week on the 10th tee and rattled off five pars and a bogey before rounding into gear. From there, they pieced together a four-hole birdie train that went through the turn and included three putts converted from outside 18 feet, two of them knocked in by Choi. Putting was the story of the day for this duo who walked off the course with seven putts splashed in from outside nine feet, six of those from outside 13 feet. Arriving without much form this week, they are leaning on course knowledge as they both have a podium finish to their credit at TPC Louisiana in 15 previous combined trips to the Pete Dye design.
Thu, Apr 27, 2017 01:39:00 PM

K.J. Choi heads home in preparation of this week's Shell Houston Open in Humble, Texas.

The transplanted Texan is is 7-for-11 at this event, including four top 10s. Three of those have come on the current venue. However, his current form is not so sparkling. He's kicked off the campaign with a 2-for-10 record with one of those "cuts made" coming in the no-cut CIMB Classic. The 46-year-old should be left on the shelf by gamers in all formats, until he shows any sign of consistent form.
Wed, Mar 29, 2017 04:55:00 PM

K.J. Choi returns to a very comfortable venue as he preps for his 15th appearance at this week's Farmers Insurance Open.

Despite the length of the layout, Choi has solved the puzzle of the South Course at Torrey Pines. Overall, he is 10-for-14 here but it's been his recent results that have been most impressive. Choi finished runner-up to Brandt Snedeker last year in addition to a runner-up finish in 2014 and a T9 in 2013. The 46-year-old is averaging just 274 yards off the tee, so he doesn't appear to be a great fit on paper for the 7,698-yard layout, but it's also hard for gamers to ignore the trio of top 10s over his last four visits.
Tue, Jan 24, 2017 08:37:00 AM

Eight-time PGA TOUR winner K.J. Choi collected a measly 2.50 FedExCup Points during the fall, arriving at the holiday break ranked 207th in the standings.

Choi has played in at least 19 events for 17 straight seasons now, making the FedExCup Playoffs in 9-of-10 since the inaugural edition. He didn't do himself any favors during the fall, though, as he's off to a slow start this time around. Choi went 1-for-3 and the only cut made came in the no-cut CIMB Classic where he finished 75th (of 78). The 46-year-old remains relevant in deeper fantasy leagues but his upside has been limited for many years now. He's posted two or fewer top 10s for five straights seasons.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 09:37:00 AM

World No. 115 K.J. Choi begins his 18th consecutive PGA TOUR season at this week's CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The 46-year-old was eliminated from last season's FedExCup Playoffs after missed cuts at both The Barclays and the Deutsche Bank. He finished 91st in the final FEC standings with 14 made cuts on 22 starts with five tops 25s, two for top 10s. The Westlake, Texas, resident's season best was solo second at the Farmers where he co-led after 36 and 54 holes (68-67-72-76). This is his third CIMB at the TPC Kuala Lumpur, placing T71 (of 77) two years ago and T14 in 2014. Choi finished solo seventh two weeks ago in his own invitational on the Korean Tour (70-67-68-70).
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 10:53:00 AM

K.J. Choi prepares to do battle on Bethpage State Park's Black Course at this week's The Barclays. UPDATE: At 10-over 78-74=152, Choi missed the cut by seven and drops 13 places to 80th in the FedExCup standings.

The South Korean missed the Playoffs last year for the first time, finishing 152nd in the FedExCup standings. Money-wise, it was his worst campaign since his rookie season in 2000. The 43-year-old's five-year exemption on TOUR (from 2011 PLAYERS win) ran out this season but easily secured a one-year renewal at 70th in FEC points. He collected 405 (of 705) points on just two events, solo second at the Farmers, and T5 at the Northern Trust Open, his two top 10s this season in 20 starts. This is Choi's ninth Barclays with a runner-up in 2007 (Westchester CC) his lone top 10. He was T73 in the 2012 edition at Bethpage on 9-over 293 (67-71-80-75).
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 07:15:00 PM

K.J. Choi had a carefree stroll around Baltusrol Golf Club's Lower Course with a 2-under-par 35-33=68 during the opening round of the 98th PGA Championship.

Going off in the second group of the day, at 7:10 a.m. ET, Choi took some time to ease into his round. After back-to-back pars to open, he swallowed a bogey at the par-4 third before bouncing back with a birdie-2 at the fourth. He saved the best for last, though, circling birdies in three of his last five holes, all from inside nine feet and two from inside four feet. On the whole, this round was manufactured through great ball-striking, providing plenty of looks at birdie and easy pars. After breaking a streak of 14 consecutive starts when he missed last year's PGA Championship, Choi is making his 15th appearance at this event, with a pair of top 10s on his resume (2004, 2006).
Thu, Jul 28, 2016 12:08:00 PM

Past champ K.J. Choi styled a bogey-free 3-under-par 35-34=69 in today's third round of the Memorial for a three-day total of 10-under 206, down three to T15 with play still in progress.

The 2007 Memorial champ backed up on the leaderboard but gets some love with just the third blemish-free lap of the day thus far. He landed 13 greens in regulation and circled just two, an 11-footer and a 13-footer, for 1.846 putts per GIR. But, Choi saved the best for last, holing-out from a greenside bunker on the 18th from 47'10" away for the walk-off birdie-3.
Sat, Jun 4, 2016 04:51:00 PM

K.J. Choi blitzed Muirfield Village Golf Club with a 4-under-par 32-36=68 during the first round of the Memorial.

Choi split 10 (of 14) fairways on his way to 14 greens in regulation. He walked off the course gaining 3.704 strokes approaching-the-green, ranking first in the field. He opened on the back nine and traded a pair of bogeys with a two-pack of birdies. His round took a turn for the worse as he made the turn and found water off the tee at the par-4 first, leading to a double bogey. He rebounded in a big way by circling birdies in six of his next seven holes, separating the birdies into two sets of three. None of the putts required came from outside 11'10" which goes to show how strong his previously mentioned approach game was today. Choi arrived with a 14-for-16 record at this event, including a 2007 victory. It's safe to say he likes the layout of Muirfield Village Golf Club.
Thu, Jun 2, 2016 02:55:00 PM

Past champ K.J. Choi prepares for his 17th playing of the Memorial Tournament.

The 46-year-old's missed cut last year (by one) was only his second in 16 visits. He had connected 13 straight paydays, including his fifth (of eight) TOUR titles in 2007. Choi is 10-for-15 on the season with three top 25s, two for top 10s -- the last of which was eight starts ago at the Northern Trust (T5). His season best is solo second at the Farmers in January. The South Korean posted T43 in his latest action at THE PLAYERS (73-68-73-74), site of his last TOUR win in 2011. His exemption from that win runs out this season, but he's 54th in the FedExCup standings so there shouldn't be any problem with retaining fully exempt status.
Wed, Jun 1, 2016 07:55:00 AM