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K.J. Choi |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (44) / 5/19/1970
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 185
College: South Korea

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K.J. Choi carded a 2-under-par 33-36=69 in his opening round of the Quicken Loans National, finishing three strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Choi won the inaugural edition of this tournament in 2007, but he's struggled since, particularly since the Poa annua greens were removed and replaced with bentgrass for the 2011 U.S. Open. To wit, he hadn't broken 70 in any of his six rounds on the bentgrass and has missed the cut in his last four starts, including in the major. Today, he split 12 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation en route to four birdies against two bogeys. He left strokes out there, too, as the South Korean whiffed on three tries inside 10 feet. Jun 26 - 6:09 PM

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K.J. Choi conjured up a 3-under-par 34-33=67 in the final round of the Travelers Championship, finishing at 14-under 264, falling one stroke short of forcing a playoff.

Choi played with the lead for much of the final round but fell one short in the end. His final navigation was steady and included a pair of back-to-back birdies, the first starting at the par-5 sixth and then again at the par-4 12th. Choi has now finished inside the top 35 in four of his last five tournaments and improved his Travelers record to 5-for-6 with this runner-up result.
Jun 22 - 5:45 PM

K.J. Choi had a wild ride around TPC River Highlands on his way to a 1-under 35-34=69 in the third round of the Travelers Championship.

Choi never went three holes without a birdie or bogey, circling five while squaring four. His putter was his saving grace, as he made every putt he lined up from inside eight feet, good enough for a 1.485 strokes gained-putting for the day. Choi will enter the finale just two strokes off the overnight leader. His last podium finish came at the Farmers Insurance Open in January.
Jun 21 - 5:58 PM

K.J. Choi enjoyed his opening 65 of the Travelers Championship so much that he went out and put another on the board in today's second round to earn a share of the 36-hole clubhouse lead at 10-under 130.

The South Korean submitted respective nines of 31 and 34 today. He hit 14 greens and buried six birdies, three of which from at least 10 feet out. The longest measured 16 feet at the par-4 10th where he began his walk around TPC River Highlands. Choi's only hiccup occurred at the par-4 fourth where he found trouble off the tee and eventually settled for bogey.
Jun 20 - 12:46 PM

K.J. Choi carded a 5-under-par 33-32=65 in his opening round of the Travelers Championship.

Choi gave himself 14 opportunities to break par today and did so eight times. After opening par-birdie-par-birdie on TPC River Highlands' front nine, a run capped by a birdie conversion from 15'2", he strung together six consecutive pars. The par 4 at No. 10 would be his last of the round. Sparked by a 20-footer that fell for birdie at the par-3 11th, he'd circle six birdies in a seven-hole stretch that ended with a 16'9" birdie at 17. Alas, a bogey-5 at 15 and double-bogey 6 at the last stained his scorecard. Still, he's just three strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Jun 19 - 6:16 PM

K.J. Choi returns to the Travelers Championship for his sixth look at TPC River Highlands.

Choi enters the week ranked 65th in the FedExCup standings, thanks to eight finishes inside the top 35. The length of TPC River Highlands is very favorable for him, as he ranks in the bottom 40 of driving distance. The eight-time PGA TOUR winner carries a lot of clout this week once you look beyond the first tier of elite golfers in the field.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jun 17 - 11:50 AM

K.J. Choi spun a 7-under-par 34-31=65 in the final round of THE PLAYERS and is the first to post 7-under 281.

Choi erased a bogey at the par-4 first with a chip-in eagle from 55'8" at the par-5 second. He then surrounded a bogey at the par-3 eighth with birdies at six and nine before making the turn at TPC Sawgrass. He was out like a lightening bolt on the back nine, circling birdies on each of his first five holes before parring in to the clubhouse. That birdie binge was highlighted by a 29'5" effort at the par-5 11th and conclude with a 12-footer at the 14th. He landed 15 GIR and putted to a 1.467 average in the finale.
May 11 - 2:14 PM

K.J. Choi took a step back with his 3-over-par 37-37=74 in the third round of the RBC Heritage.

The 36-hole co-leader struggled throughout the round, circling just two birdies on the day in opposition of four bogeys or worse. He had a notable miss from 4'4" to save par on the par-3 seventh hole. On the flip side, he did manage up to conjure up a few par breakers. His longest coming from 11'5" at the par-4 13th hole. His 2-under 211 places him six shots off the lead after 54 holes.
Apr 19 - 8:04 PM

K.J. Choi spun a 4-under-par 34-33=67 in his second round of the RBC Heritage to post 5-under 137 at the midpoint, good for outright possession of the clubhouse lead.

Choi hit 11 greens in regulation today and picked off six birdies, including a hole-out from the rough seven yards away at the par-4 11th. All of his other par breakers were of the conventional method and included conversions from 14 feet, 24'2" and 23'3" at Nos. 2, 8 and 16, respectively. He also saved par from 10'1" at the par-4 third. The South Korean tied for 18th at Harbour Town last year.
Apr 18 - 12:47 PM

K.J. Choi carded a 2-under-par 36-34=70 in his opening round of the Masters.

Choi split 12 (of 14) fairways but landed only 11 greens in regulation today. However, he squared only one bogey (at the par-4 seventh hole) and compensated with three birdies, all on par 5s (Nos. 2, 13 and 15). He signed his card sitting two strokes off the clubhouse lead.
Apr 10 - 3:31 PM

K.J. Choi is back for his 12th consecutive start in the Masters.

Choi first came to Augusta National Golf Club in 2003, tying for 15th, and liked it so much that he's figured out a way to earn an invite every year since. His best finish was his second, when he battled for a solo third in 2004. After finishing 36 holes in 3-under-par 141 last year, a rocky weekend ultimately resulted in a T46.
Source: Masters.com
Apr 7 - 10:32 PM

K.J. Choi makes his annual pilgrimage back to the Copperhead Course for the Valspar Championship.

Choi is a two-time winner in this event and also finished runner-up in 2010. It isn't hard to imagine that he is also the all-time money leader here, raking in $2,278,821. He's experienced a bit of a renaissance in 2013-14 after a couple of seasons below his lofty standards. The highlight was a T2 at the Farmers Insurance Open, but he also nabbed top-20 finishes in the CIMB Classic, Sony Open and Northern Trust Open.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mar 10 - 10:15 PM

K.J. Choi polished off his week at Torrey Pines with a 6-under-par 33-33=66 in the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open to post 8-under 280, good for early possession of the 72-hole clubhouse lead.

He's been trending for a while now, so it's reassuring to see him bring it to a head today. Choi began the final in the second threesome off the first tee. After opening with a three-putt bogey from 19'1" at the par-4 first hole, he picked off eight birdies and squared one more bogey (at the par-4 17th). He birdied three of the four par 5s and cashed in on notable conversions from 14'1" and 10 feet at Nos. 4 and 14, respectively, both par 4s. His strokes gained-putting split for the round sat north of 2.165 at the time he signed his card. It's unlikely that his aggregate will hold outright for the win, but he'll undoubtedly stick around until he's mathematically eliminated from capturing his ninth PGA TOUR title.
Jan 26 - 4:38 PM

K.J. Choi shot a 3-under-par 34-33=67 in his opening round of the Sony Open in Hawaii to finish four strokes off the overnight lead.

In 12 appearances at Waialae Country Club, Choi has three top 10s, the most recent of which a victory in 2008. He's survived 10 consecutive cuts worldwide upon arrival this week, the last three going for a top 25, so it's no surprise that he played well today. However, the longest of his 18 conversions went for a par save from just 8'5" at the par-3 11th hole. While he outweighed one bogey (at the par-4 14th) with four birdies, Choi also fanned on two tries inside seven feet.
Jan 9 - 11:05 PM

K.J. Choi enters the 2013-14 PGA TOUR season having ended the last campaign 73rd in the FedExCup standings and 85th on the money list.

Many gamers were holding their breath that 2013 would represent a big rebound from 2012, yielding results closer to those of 2011, but it didn't quite work out that way. Choi finished fourth on the '11 money list before falling all the way to 102nd in '12. While '13 was an improvement, it appears his day's of being considered an elite player could be coming to an end if they haven't already. He tied for 14th at the CIMB Classic in his only start of the new season.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 02:26:00 PM