K.J. Choi made a double bogey and called it a good experience. He nearly made an ace on what he called a bad shot. It all added up to a five-under-par 66 on Friday that gave him a one-shot lead after two rounds of the Chrysler Championship at Palm Harbor, Fla.
Choi was at eight-under 134 and led Ernie Els (66), Jonathan Byrd (67) and Brian Gay (71) by one shot.
"Today is very good," Choi said after his strange day that set up a chance to get into the Tour Championship next week with a victory. "My swing is very strong and my control is very good."
Tom Kite eagled the par-four 11th hole for the second round in a row and finished with a four-under 68 to take a one-stroke lead over Jay Haas (66) and Jim Thorpe (70) in the Charles Schwab Cup at Sonoma, Calif. Kite is at eight-under 135.
Joo Mi Kim shot a six-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead over defending champion Jee Young Lee after the first round of the Kolon-Hana Bank Championship at Gyeongju, South Korea. Paula Creamer, Hee-Won Han and Jeong Jang were in a six-way tie for third after shooting 68s.