March 21, 2010 |
PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Jim Furyk showed the nerves of a player trying to win for the first time on the PGA Tour. Considering how long it had been since his last victory, it felt that way. Furyk closed with a two-under-par 69 on Sunday for a one-shot victory over K.J. Choi in the Transitions Championship, his first victory since the 2007 Canadian Open to end his longest winless stretch since he first joined the tour 16 years ago. ...
February 13, 2007 |
Square-headed drivers have created quite a buzz in the golf equipment industry over the last few months, with Nike and Callaway each introducing the odd-looking ball whackers, but a quick walk through the driving range Monday at Riviera Country Club revealed that it might not be so hip to be square. Of the PGA Tour players gearing up for this week's Nissan Open, only K.J. Choi planned to play one of the newfangled drivers designed to hit the ball straighter than a traditionally shaped club.
July 3, 2011 |
Nick Watney capped an amazing weekend at Aronimink in Newtown Square, Pa., to win the AT&T National on Sunday, moving him to No. 10 in the world and atop the PGA Tour money list for the first time in his career. Watney followed his eight-under-par 62 on Saturday with a 66 on a steamy afternoon in the Philadelphia suburbs, making three big par saves and three birdies on the front nine to seize control. He then held off a late charge by K.J. Choi (67) for a two-shot victory.
September 23, 2011 |
Reporting from Atlanta -- After three bogeys in his first six holes Friday, Adam Scott faced a personal moment of truth. Either the Aussie was going to reverse the slide, or he was going to let a second consecutive week slip away and reach the FedEx Cup season's finish line with a sense of underachieving. Scott willed himself to the first option. By the end of the day, he walked away with the Tour Championship lead. A birdie-birdie finish completed a five-under-par 65 that vaulted Scott past K.J. Choi to the front of the pack, taking a one-stroke lead at the midway point of the FedEx Cup finale.
January 24, 2013 |
LA JOLLA - As one millionaire golfer considers leaving San Diego in order to make financial ends meet, Brandt Snedeker might consider the opposite and seek full-time residency in the Lodge at Torrey Pines. On a day when local-citizen-for-now Phil Mickelson shot an even-par 72 (a whopping 10 over his estimated income tax burden percentage of 62), Snedeker continued his dominance here Thursday by shooting a sea-breezy, seven-under 65. A bogey-free day allowed Snedeker to share the first-round Farmers Insurance Open lead with veteran K.J. Choi.
January 5, 2008
He's all lined up K.J. Choi tees off from the second hole during the Mercedes-Benz Championship in Kapalua, Hawaii. Choi, at eight over par after two rounds, was far behind leader Mike Weir, who was at eight under.
February 19, 2009 |
In a restaurant in the Myrtle Beach area merely six years ago, an 18-year-old golfer once renowned around South Carolina but rather aimless one year after high school met up with a young golf coach at Coastal Carolina University. Just envisioning the memory, Allen Terrell chuckled Wednesday while walking Riviera Country Club, and he said, "He came in with a T-shirt and his hat on backward, which is probably not the best way to meet your potential coach for the first time."
January 12, 2008 |
K.J. Choi closed with three consecutive birdies for a five-under-par 65 Friday to take a two-shot lead over Kevin Na in the Sony Open at Honolulu. Choi was at 11-under 129. Na was the only player in the afternoon to make a move, making seven birdies in a round of 64. Stephen Marino was atop the leaderboard for most of the day until he bogeyed the par-five ninth. But he recovered for a 67 and was three shots behind.
March 10, 2007 |
Stephen Leaney made a 40-foot birdie putt on his last hole to finish with a four-under-par 67 that gave him a one-shot lead over Heath Slocum on Friday after the second round of the PODS Championship at Palm Harbor, Fla. Defending champion K.J. Choi and Chris DiMarco were among those another shot behind. Only 37 players remained under par and 27 of them were within four shots of the lead. The shortest of Leaney's six birdie putts was 12 feet.
May 4, 2002 |
South Korea's K.J. Choi shot a seven-under-par 65 Friday to take a one-stroke lead over Dan Forsman after the second round of the Compaq Classic in New Orleans. "He's never led in the United States, so it is a new experience," Choi's translator said. "But, if everything goes as today, he keeps the pace up and gets a better feel for the conditions, he thinks he has a very good shot this weekend." Choi had an 11-under 133 total on the English Turn course.