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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 grooved a 5-under-par 33-32=65 in the third round of the Sony Open and is 10-under 200 with 18 to play.
Choi erased an early bogey with six birdies at Waialae Country Club, with the longest falling from 18'3" on the par-4 sixth hole. His only other lengthy birdie fell from 10'3" on the par-4 15th. He landed 16 GIR and led the field in strokes gained: tee-to-green at the time of his posting. It shouldn't surprise anyone that he is right at home on this layout, as he was the winner of this event back in 2008. Jan 17 - 8:55 PM

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K.J. Choi makes his second start of the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season at this week's Sony Open.

Choi was the winner at Waiala Country Club in 2008 and has two other top-10 finishes and a total of six top 20s. One of those top-20 finishes came last year, when he shared 20th at 9-under-par 271. His last start anywhere in the world was a T71 in the no-cut CIMB Classic. That doesn't exactly give most gamers the nudge needed to jump on board the K.J. train.
Jan 14 - 4:03 PM

K.J. Choi chose to spend the vast majority of the early portion of the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season on the bench.

Choi's lone start was a T71 at the CIMB Classic. Since that event doesn't even feature a cut, it's fair to say he is off to a poor start. This shouldn't be a red flag to gamers, as he is taking a page out of his 2013-14 schedule with the light work in the fall. He paced himself to 23 starts last season, earning $1,677,848 and ranking 69th in the FedExCup standings. The veteran deserves the benefit of the doubt until a larger body of work proves otherwise.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 08:15:00 PM

K.J. Choi makes his way back to Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club for the CIMB Classic.

Choi tied for 14th in this event last season, which was the first time Kuala Lumpur served as the host. That was one of six top-20 finishes for the Korean last season. As he's gotten older, he's lost some length off the tee. That puts this course right in his wheelhouse, as the par-72 layout doesn't even crack the 7,000-yard mark.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 07:47:00 AM

K.J. Choi turns his attention to TPC Boston for this week's Deutsche Bank Championship.

Choi enters the week ranked 69th in the FedExCup standings, right on the BMW Championship bubble. He cannot afford a result similar to his last six, all outside the top 60. Unfortunately, Choi's track record at TPC Boston is mediocre, with a 4-for-8 record, that includes just one top 30. Currently ranked 33rd in the strokes gained-putting, the potential for his sixth top 15 of the season is still alive.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 09:37:00 AM

K.J. Choi is set to play the RBC Canadian Open at Royal Montreal GC.

While most of the field wouldn't have had the chance to see Royal Montreal since the 2001 Canadian Open, Choi is one of the few exceptions. He was a member of the 2007 Presidents Cup Team for the International squad, playing the layout just after the Rees Jones redesign. After a T2 at the Travelers Championship, Choi's slipped with a T64 at Congressional and missed cuts at The Greenbrier Classic and The Open Championship.
Tue, Jul 22, 2014 10:07:00 PM

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.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 06:09:00 PM

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.
Sun, Jun 22, 2014 05:45:00 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.
Sat, Jun 21, 2014 05:58:00 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.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 12:46:00 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.
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 06:16:00 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.
Tue, Jun 17, 2014 11:50:00 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.
Sun, May 11, 2014 02:14:00 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.
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 08:04:00 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.
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 12:47:00 PM