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Born: 1970-05-19, Wando, Korea
Nationality: KOR
Height: 5'8", Weight: 185lbs
Home: Westlake, Texas
Turned Pro: 1994
Joined PGA Tour: 2000
Official World Golf Ranking: 258
Notes: Choi was born on the island of Wando, just off the coast of Korea. It was a piece of land that didn?t have a golf course when he was growing up. A son of a rice farmer, he didn?t see a golf club until he was 16 years old, when on the advice of a high school athletics coach, he took up the game at a local driving range. At that time, his main interest was weightlifting, but the more he got involved in golf, the more he realized his work with weights negatively impacted his...

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K.J. Choi

Choi was born on the island of Wando, just off the coast of Korea. It was a piece of land that didn?t have a golf course when he was growing up. A son of a rice farmer, he didn?t see a golf club until he was 16 years old, when on the advice of a high school athletics coach, he took up the game at a local driving range. At that time, his main interest was weightlifting, but the more he got involved in golf, the more he realized his work with weights negatively impacted his golf swing. He gave up his strength-training regimen and began studying Jack Nicklaus lesson books and videos, spending long hours on the practice range.
Turned professional on the Korean Tour in 1994 and finished first on the Korean Tour Order of Merit in 1997, granting him a berth on the South Korean World Cup team that played at Kiawah Island. On his first trip to America, Choi realized how much he loved not only the country but also the PGA Tour. Over the next couple of years, he split time on the Korean, Japanese, European and Asian tours, improving and winning multiple titles, including the 1996 and 1999 Korean Opens and two events in Japan in 1998.
In 1999, finished T-35 at Q-School and earned a tour card. Has eight PGA Tour victories, including the 2011 Players Championship, 2007 Memorial Tournament and 2007 AT&T National. Was a member of the 2003, 2007 and 2011 Presidents Cup teams.
2012 Notes: Finished 102nd on the money list with earnings of $969,057, his first time outside the top 100 since his first year on the PGA Tour in 2000. In early October, he successfully defended his CJ Invitational title, an Asian Tour event he hosts. Donated his winnings of just under $120,000 to the K.J. Choi Foundation. His charitable work earned him the 2013 Golf Writers Association of America's Charlie Bartlett Award.
2013 Notes: Made the cut in 20 of 24 starts with a 6th place finish at the Valero Texas Open, the best of two top-10 showings. Finished the year 73rd in the FedEx Cup race and 85th on the money list.
2014 Notes: Finished T-2nd at the Farmers Insurance Open after a first-round 74 and also a T-2nd at the Travelers Championship when he finished just a shot back. In 23 starts made the cut 17 times, was 69th in the FedExCup race and 59th on the money list.
2015 Notes: Played in 19 events and made the cut in 14 of them. Only had two top-25 finishes, T-22nd Waste Management Phoenix Open and T-15th at the Valero Texas Open. For the first time in nine years didn't get into the FedExCup Playoffs, finishing 152nd in the rankings and 161st on the money list. Was a vice-captain to Nick Price for the International team at The Presidents Cup in homeland of South Korea. At the K.J. Choi Invitational on the Korean Golf Tour in mid-October 2014, served as tournament host and contended at the event finishing T-3rd.
2016 Notes: At the Farmers Insurance Open was the 54-hole leader and was caught up in the poor weather on Sunday. Finished on Monday and missed a birdie putt on the 72nd hole that would of forced a sudden death playoff with Brandt Snedeker. His runner-up finish was his first since the 2014 Travelers Championship. 3 weeks later finished T-5th at the Northern Trust Open. In May finished T-5th in the SK Telecome Open on the Korean Tour.

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Career at a Glance: Starts: 465, Cuts Made: 341 (73%), Top Tens: 76 (16%) , Rounds: 1534, Scoring Avg: 70.88, Career Earnings: $34,036,703 - Best Finish: 1st (9 times)
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