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Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (45) / 5/19/1970
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 185

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K.J. Choi authored a 4-under-par 33-34=67 in the final round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open for a 72-hole total of 6-under 278, up 23 spots on the live leaderboard to T16.
Choi, a surprise runner-up to Brandt Snedeker at last week's Farmers, had a more than respectable encore in his 10th appearance at TPC Scottsdale (72-70-69-67). At the time he signed his card, the 45-year-old ranked 65th in greens in regulation at a shaky 52.78 percent (38/72), but he was No. 1 in sand saves going 13-for-14 on the week (92.86 percent) and T2 in bogeys with just six. Choi follows the TOUR back to California for the upcoming AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am where Snedeker defends. Feb 7 - 4:34 PM

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K.J. Choi, the overnight (overnight) 54-hole co-leader, tacked on a 4-over-par 38-38=76 in the two-day final round of the Farmers Insurance Open to wrap his 14th appearance at 5-under 283, one stroke back of champion Brandt Snedeker.

Choi had been 5-for-5 in converting 54-hole leads/co-leads but he gave it a valiant effort over a finale which lasted nearly 30 hours. He had eight holes to complete on Monday (which resumed at the par-3 11th) and posted seven pars and one bogey. The 45-year-old, looking for his ninth win on TOUR (first since 2011 PLAYERS), began his final frame -- on Sunday -- co-leading with Scott Brown at 9-under (68-67-72). He was 3-over on the day (thru 10) when play was suspended for the evening. Choi's consolation is his second runner-up finish at the Farmers (T2/2014) and first top 10 since T2 at the 2014 Travelers Championship 19 months ago. He finished the week with 17 birdies (T1), 10 bogeys and one double, and led the field in driving accuracy and was T2 in greens in regulation (52/72).
Feb 1 - 4:30 PM

Overnight co-leader K.J. Choi rallied to an even-par 38-34=72 in the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open for a three-day tally of 9-under 207, good for a share of the 54-hole lead with Scott Brown.

Choi is 5-for-5 in his career converting 54-hole leads/co-leads as he looks to add his ninth win on TOUR in his 399th career start. He back-doored a personal-best T2 at the 2014 Farmers with a final-round 66 on the South Course, but more recently, shot a 2-over 74 in last year's finale. The 45-year-old began the day co-leading with Gary Woodland on 9-under with Dustin Johnson (8-under) completing the final threesome. Easily 30 yards shorter than the pair of bombers, Choi bested both of them by one (Woodland) and two, respectively. He three-putted from 49'11" for bogey-5 at the fifth but bounced back with a two-putt birdie at the par-5 sixth before retreating with double bogey-6 (from the fairway) at the seventh to turn 2-over. The 17-year TOUR vet squared bogey-5 at 12 before playing his final six holes in bogey-free 3-under converting three birdies from inside of four feet.
Jan 30 - 6:47 PM

K.J. Choi surged up the leaderboard with a second-round, 5-under-par 32-35=67 while playing the North Course at Torrey Pines to reach 9-under 135 and a share of the clubhouse lead.

Not long off the tee, Choi is doing damage with precision, instead. He striped 11 (of 14) fairways on the day, reaching 21-of-28 for the week, currently ranked T2 in the field. With great positioning, the rest takes care of itself as he's connected 29 greens in regulation without breaking a sweat, to rank T6 in the field. While Torrey Pines South is well-known as a bomber's paradise, Choi is proving that length is not the only conduit to success.
Jan 29 - 6:15 PM

K.J. Choi got his week started at the Farmers Insurance Open with 4-under-par 33-35=68 to close out day one at T8 and just two strokes shy of the co-leaders.

The 2014 runner-up continues to play well at Torrey Pines, despite his lack of length. Choi started his week at Torrey Pines South, the tougher test of the two courses on tap this week. It didn't matter as he landed 10 (of 14) fairways anyway in the process of trading one bogey with five birdies. Choi will now prep for the North Course at Torrey Pines on Friday.
Jan 28 - 7:31 PM

In his 17th season on the PGA TOUR, K.J. Choi readies for his 14th visit to the Farmers Insurance Open and looks for his first top 10 on TOUR since the 2014 Travelers, 19 months ago.

The 45-year-old back-doored a five-way T2 at the 2014 FIO with a final-round 6-under 66. He was the 18-hole co-leader in 2013 (7-under 65), but faded to T9 with 73-71-72. Those were his two top 10s in 13 appearances at Torrey Pines (four missed cuts). Choi went for T53 last year on rounds of 71-70-76-74 for his fifth straight cash in the event. The South Korean hasn't had a top 25 on TOUR since T15 at the wind-swept Valero Texas Open last March (16 starts ago) and is 3-for-4 so far this season with a pair of T50s his best.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jan 26 - 9:39 PM

K.J. Choi is in the last season of exempt status from his win at the 2011 PLAYERS Championship.

Choi last recorded a top 10 24 starts ago. It went for T4 at the KJ Choi Invitational on the Korean Tour. The 45-year-old made 19 starts last season on the PGA TOUR and failed to record a top-10 finish for the first time in his TOUR career that dates to 2000. At 158th in the FedExCup standings, he missed the Playoffs for the first time as well. The South Korean has cashed in two of three to begin 2015-16 but nothing better than T50 (Sanderson Farms).
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 07:53:00 PM

K.J. Choi makes a rare visit to Mississippi when he tees it up in this week's Sanderson Farms Championship at the Country Club of Jackson.

Choi has been idle since a T63 at the Wyndham Championship that concluded his 16th TOUR season at 152nd in the FedExCup standings and missing the Playoffs for the first time since their inception. At 45 years of age, he's still exempt thru this season via his win at THE PLAYERS in 2011, the last of eight titles in 394 career starts. This is Choi's first visit to the SFC since a T6 way back in the 2001 edition at Annandale GC.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 10:04:00 AM

K.J. Choi has made the FedExCup Playoffs every year since its inception in 2007 but enters this week's Quicken Loans National ranked 154th in the FEC standings.

Choi won the inaugural Quicken Loans National in 2007 at Congressional Country Club and was also runner-up in 2011 (Aronimink GC). With the exception of 2010, he's played in the tournament each year for a total of seven appearances. Since the solo second in 2011, the 45-year-old has two missed cuts and a T64 last year. Choi has but two top 25s on 16 starts to his season, posting a season-best T16 at the Valero Texas Open. The 16-year PGA TOUR veteran is exempt thru the 2015-16 season via his win at THE PLAYERS in 2011, his last of eight career titles.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 08:42:00 PM

K.J. Choi makes his fourth career visit to the Quad Cities at this week's John Deere Classic.

Choi, a 16-year veteran on the PGA TOUR, is 2-for-3 at TPC Deere Run with a missed cut in 2010, a T13 in 2012 and a T33 in 2013. At the 2012 edition, he opened in 6-under-par 65, a personal low in just 10 career rounds at the JDC. He followed with a second-round 72 that knocked him out of the title chase, but closed in 67-67. The 45-year-old, 145th in the FedExCup standings, has cashed 10 times on 14 events in 2014-15, with a season-best T15 at the wind-swept Valero Texas Open. The eight-time winner on TOUR last victory came at THE PLAYERS Championship in 2011 giving him exempt status through 2015-16.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Tue, Jul 7, 2015 05:37:00 PM

K.J. Choi flashed a terrific short game en route to a 4-under-par 34-34=68 in today's opening round of the Wells Fargo Championship.

Choi missed eight greens in regulation but limited the damage to a lone bogey at the par-4 third hole. His longest par saves found the cup from 16'7" and 19'1" at Nos. 9 and 11, respectively. He also found five birdies, including a five-yarder from the fringe at the par-4 eighth. His longest conventional birdie traveled 17'3" at the par-4 14th. Not surprisingly, he ranked sixth in strokes gained: putting at last check (2.605). Choi is three strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Thu, May 14, 2015 01:27:00 PM

K.J. Choi spun a bogey-free, 5-under-par 35-32=67 in his opening round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and finished three strokes off the clubhouse lead.

Choi went 5-for-5 in scrambling and circled five birdies, including conversions from 11'1" and 19'2" at the par-5 second and 11th holes, respectively. He could use a good week. The 44-year-old has only two top 25s this season and sits 143rd in the FedExCup standings.
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 01:52:00 PM

K.J. Choi arrives at this week's RBC Heritage ranked 137th in the FedExCup standings.

Choi has shown consistency this season with 7-for-9 cuts made. He's converted just two of those into top 25s, which explains the low ranking on the FEC leaderboard. Choi posted a pair of red numbers at last year's Heritage before fading over the weekend to a T31. His form and history both suggest a cut made this week, but not much more than that.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Apr 15, 2015 08:43:00 AM

K.J. Choi turns his attention to Bay Hill Club and Lodge for this week's Arnold Palmer Invitational.

Choi missed his first cut of the season at last week's Valspar Championship, but is 5-for-6 overall. He arrives this week ranked 152nd in the FedExCup standings. His strokes gained:total ranking of 67th on TOUR suggests he is playing better golf than the FEC point structure would indicate. Gamers looking for a cut made this week can take a peek at Choi, but expectations should be kept at a reasonable level.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Mar 18, 2015 06:54:00 PM

K.J. Choi has made each of his previous cuts in the Northern Trust Open and is back for another shot this week.

Choi clearly finds Riviera Country Club to his liking, with four top 10s and seven top 25s highlighting his ledger in this event. Though he's aging a bit, he should still be considered a factor. He tied for 12th last season. While he's 144th in the FedExCup standings, he has made each of his four cuts this season. Perhaps as his schedule picks up, he will make a run at a ninth PGA TOUR title at some point this season.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Wed, Feb 18, 2015 08:43:00 PM