K.J. Choi

    K.J. Choi

    Height: 5 ft. 8 in 

    Weight: 185 lbs 

    Birthday: 05/19/1970

    College: –

    Turned Pro: 1994

    Birthplace: Wando, South Korea

    Country:  Republic of Korea

    Sponsor: Taylor Made


    Choi turned pro in 1994 and has won 20 different events worldwide since then. He played for a number of years on the Asian Tour at the start of his career. He has six Asian Tour wins to his name. Choi attended PGA Tour Q School in 1999 and duly won a card for the following season after finishing the event in a tie for 35th.

    Choi played in 30 events in his rookie season, making the cut on 16 occasions. He had four top 25s with a best finish of tied 8th at the Air Canada Championship. Choi had a breakout year in 2002. He became the first ever Korean golfer to win on the PGA Tour. He captured the Compaq Classic of New Orleans by four shots after shooting a final round 67. A few months later, Choi won for the second time that season, capturing the Tampa Bay Classic by an emphatic seven strokes over Glen Day. Choi ended the year 17th on the money list.

    Choi’s next win came in 2005 at the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro. He won twice in 2007, capturing the Chrysler Championship by four shots and then winning the Memorial Tournament by one shot from Ryan Moore. Choi finished a career best 4th on the money list. Choi’s eight; most recent and biggest win came in 2011 at the Players Championship at the TPC of Sawgrass after a play-off with David Toms. Choi is still playing good golf and had two runner-up finishes in 2014. His best finish in a Major Championship came at the US Masters when Choi came in 3rd in 2004. He has the most PGA Tour wins of any Korean golfer. He has played in the Presidents Cup on three occasions.

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