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KJ is ready as always for Memorial. The Muirfield CC is in pristine condition and KJ is very excited to play here. Despite the incredibly difficult layout and thick roughs, the course gives KJ and sense of security and feels at home. With a strong first and second round, we're hoping that KJ will be well set to place well over the weekend! As we all know, he won here in '07.

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ZURICH CLASSIC

With the U.S. Open just looming in the near future, KJ is excited to show his game as he plays for an exemption to qualify through rankings for the big major.

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TEXAS VALERO OPEN

Tough finish last week with missing the cut at RBC, but KJ took the opportunity to practice at his favorite course, TPC Sawgrass, to get some things fixed up here and there. KJ is entering the Texas Valero Open with determination to play well to qualify for an exemption into the US Open and other majors to come this year.

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RBC HERITAGE

KJ doesn't usually play in this event, but with his US Open situation, he is resolved to play in as many tournaments as possible. As of now, KJ is not eligible to play in any of the majors this year. His exemption from his win at the Players Championship in 2011 ended two years ago, and he no longer has any exemptions. What KJ will need to do to play in those major championships is to either get inside the Top 50 in the World Rankings, or to win a tournament before the majors. With that in mind, there is no doubt that KJ will be trying his absolute best and to be attacking every green and every fairway.

He might not have donned the Green Jacket, but let's hope he can don the red one this week.

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Shell Houston Open

Longtime resident in the Woodlands, Texas, KJ will be returning to an old time favorite golf course of his at the GC of Houston. Although KJ lives in Dallas right now, he always feels very welcome when he comes back to Houston to play in this event. KJ played well here last year, so we are hoping for good results this week. With the Master just next week, KJ will need to win this week to secure his spot. Can he pull it off? Let's go KJ! Fingers crossed and number 1 priority on our prayer requests!

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Arnold Palmer Invitational

The Arnold Palmer Invitational is definitely one of the highlights of the PGA season, and KJ is excited to play as he continues to strive for a spot in the Masters. Follow him on the leaderboard by clicking the following link. Let's go KJ!

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Valspar Championship

KJ's had a solid season thus far with no missed cuts and decent finishes, but Innisbrook is a course where KJ has won twice at. He feels comfortable here and the course suits well with his game. With The Masters only a few weeks away, KJ will need a win to secure his spot into the tournament. If anywhere else, this is the place to do it. Let's go KJ.

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PEBBLE BEACH

The AT&T National Pebble Beach Pro-Am is an event in which a tour professional is paired with an amateur golfer (usually a celebrity). In the past, KJ has played with Kenny G (professional Saxophone player) and this year he will be playing with Presidents Cup Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Roy Ryu.

His best finish at this event was in 2004 when he placed T4 shooting a total score of -9.

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WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN

A wonderful finish last week at the Farmers Insurance Open leads KJ off to a great start to the season as he prepares to go low this week at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. This venue is unlike any other with the most notable stadium 16th hole. KJ fondly remembers the time when the gallery on the 16th hole began shouting, "KIMCHI! SUSHI!" (although neither of the two are related to golf). KJ's iron game is superb at the moment and has confidence to post some low numbers this week.

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One of KJ's favorite venue's, Torrey Pines will serve to be a challenge to golfers of all areas of the spectrum. The ocean breeze combined with narrow fairways make Torrey Pines an incredibly difficult golf course, but that isn't all. The roughs are a sticky bermuda that makes anyone's life who misses the fairway a living nightmare, thus scoring at this golf course can be a very tough task. KJ's irons however, have been on point lately and has much confidence to attack pins. As long as he keeps his drives in the fairways and can make a putt here and there, KJ should be posting some low numbers this week. Although his finish last week at the Sony Open wasn't as well as he had hoped, his game overall is going extremely well and is showing promise for a great season.

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SONY OPEN

Hope everyone is having a great start to the New Year! KJ is having a good one so far for sure! With intensive off season training with his KJ Choi Foundation students, KJ is fully prepared to take on the Sony Open. He won here back in 2009, so let's hope for similar results to get a head start going into the new season!

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OHL CLASSIC IN MAYAKOBA

Time to head on over to Mexico! With some blue beaches and great weather, KJ will be looking forward to compete at the OHL Classic in Mayakoba. With a recent phone interview, KJ says that his shots are going well and that he feels like he's playing alright. He's making some small mistakes here and there, but with some tidying up, he should have a great finish! Go KJ!

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SANDERSON FARMS

With some time off and a very successful fundraising party for the Foundation in Korea, KJ is ready to start his season at the Sanderson Farms Championship. KJ has never played in this event, but he's confident that he has what it takes to perform his best. Go KJ!

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BARRACUDA CHAMPIONSHIP

After a solid finish at the Quicken Loans National where KJ placed T30 with a total score of -6, KJ will be playing in the Barracuda Championship. His world ranking unfortunately did not make the cut for the WGC Bridgestone Invitational, but a good finish at the Barracuda Championship could definitely help with KJ's FedEx Cup ranking. Currently KJ is outside the top 125 on the FedEx Cup points standings, but he has this tournament and the Wyndham to try and up his rankings. Click the link below to follow KJ's performance at the Barracuda Championship.

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QUICKEN LOANS NATIONAL

KJ took some time off and returned last week at the RBC Canadian Open. Although he didn't finish as well as he hoped, there were sure signs that KJ just needed some playing time to get some rust off his game. He starts again this week at the Quicken Loans National held at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club where the Presidents Cup was held multiple times before in the past. The long bent rough and the quick bent greens will prove to be a challenge for even the best players, but KJ is ready for any task at hand. With his goal to make the PGA Championship as well as the FedEx Cup Playoffs, KJ will need to stellar finsh this week at the Quicken Loans National.

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KJ is ready as always for Memorial. The Muirfield CC is in pristine condition and KJ is very excited to play here. Despite the incredibly difficult layout and thick roughs, the course gives KJ and sense of security and feels at home. With a strong first and second round, we're hoping that KJ will be well set to place well over the weekend! As we all know, he won here in '07.

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SK TELECOM OPEN

After a pretty successful week at Wells Fargo, KJ takes his play overseas to play the SK Telecom Open hosted in Incheon, Korea. KJ has won this event several times, so it comes to show that he's quite comfortable at this event. Last year KJ placed 5th, only a few shots away from the lead. Hopefully with some solid rounds, KJ will be looking to win again. On top of competing in the SK Telecom Open, KJ has been spending time with his Foundation children as well as his fans back in his home country.

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WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP

Coming off of some solid play at the Players, KJ is ready to attack for the Wells Fargo Championship. With his OGWR and FedEx Cup points standings not in the position that he wants them to be, KJ will be working hard to raise them to secure his spot into the rest of the major championships this year.

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THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass is considered by some as the 5th major and rightly so. It is one of the biggest stages of golf where only the most elite golfers of the world are able to compete. Four years ago, KJ came out on top with his 8th and biggest career victory.

After a two year win drought, KJ led up to the Players Championship with a T3 at New Orleans, T8 at the Masters, and a T6 at Bay Hill. This win put KJ at number 15 in the world rankings; the highest he'd been since the beginning of 2009.

Last year, KJ pulled a massive stunt and ended his final round with a bang; he made 6 birdies in a row on holes 9-14, which tied the record for most consecutive birdies at The Players Championship. His -7 (65) final round also catapulted him to a T13 finish.

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$100K to Nepal Relief

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.- While 144 players are poised to create a career-defining memory at this week's PLAYERS Championship, the lives of thousands of others have been tragically reduced to being only a memory. On April 25, a massive, 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the heart of Nepal, Italy killing more than 7,000 and injuring twice as many. Hundreds of thousands were rendered homeless in what was most severe disaster to hit the area since 1934. When K.J. Choi saw the news on television unfold about the catastrophic earthquake which crippled that part of the world, the 2011 PLAYERS Champion's heart was also ravaged.

Doug Milne - PGATOUR.COM, May 6, 2014

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Arnold Palmer Invitational

The Arnold Palmer Invitational is definitely one of the highlights of the PGA season, and KJ is excited to play as he continues to strive for a spot in the Masters. We missed the cut last week at Valspar, so KJ spent time at TPC Sawgrass in Jacksonville to go back and revisit some shot making skills that he felt he lacked that week. This week at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, KJ feels more ready than he has been and hopes to shoot some low numbers.

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Valspar Championship

KJ's had a solid season thus far with no missed cuts and decent finishes, but Innisbrook is a course where KJ has won twice at. He feels comfortable here and the course suits well with his game. With The Masters only a few weeks away, KJ will need a win to secure his spot into the tournament. If anywhere else, this is the place to do it. Let's go KJ.

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NORTHERN TRUST OPEN

Despite a missed cut last week at Pebble, KJ is back now for one of his most favorite golf tournaments of the season at Riviera. KJ's placed better than T33 for the past decade, so it is quite obvious that this course fits well with his game. With the Masters coming up in only a couple months, KJ will be working hard to play his way into the rankings in order to be exempt to play.

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PRESIDENTS CUP PRESS CONFERENCE WITH VICE CAPTAIN KJ CHOI

One of KJ's favorite venue's, Torrey Pines will serve to be a challenge to golfers of all areas of the spectrum. The ocean breeze combined with narrow fairways make Torrey Pines an incredibly difficult golf course, but that isn't all. The roughs are a sticky bermuda that makes anyone's life who misses the fairway a living nightmare, thus scoring at this golf course can be a very tough task. KJ's irons however, have been on point lately and has much confidence to attack pins. As long as he keeps his drives in the fairways and can make a putt here and there, KJ should be posting some low numbers this week. Although his finish last week at the Waste Management tournament wasn't as well as he had hoped, his game overall is going extremely well and is showing promise for a great season.

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WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN

Week off last week as KJ prepares to go low this week at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. This venue is unlike any other with the most notable stadium 16th hole. KJ fondly remembers the time when the gallery on the 16th hole began shouting, "KIMCHI! SUSHI!" (although neither of the two are related to golf). KJ's iron game is superb at the moment and has confidence to post some low numbers this week. Although KJ did not place as well as he would have liked to at the Sony Open last week, his performance was on point according to a phone interview.

"I should have played much better than I did. My iron game was the best it had been in a long time, but I just couldn't make the putts I needed to make. My first three rounds went great. I found a great swing rhythm that helped me shape my shots well and really attack the pins."

KJ was top 15 going into the final round.

"I got off to a shaky start on the final round and couldn't really recover from a double bogey I made towards the beginning of my round. I just couldn't get anything going. Overall I played well that day too, but couldn't make any birdies to show for it."

If I can play with the same iron game I did at Sony, I think I can play well this week."

Last year, KJ shot a 281 (-3) for the week which put him at T42.

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SONY OPEN

After some time off, KJ is looking to return as a past champion to the Sony Open for his 2015 start. A good finish here should put KJ in a comfortable position to start the year off strong. KJ won here in 2009, which was his 7th career PGA Tour win. KJ enjoys playing at this tournament and says the course suits him well. KJ is excited to announce that there is a new partnership with Taylormade for his driver and woods, so he is looking forward to competing as a Taylormade Tour Staff member.

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KJ Choi Foundation Winter Training 2014

After a successful 2014 season, KJ and his Foundation Dream Golfers trained hard for the 2015 season at Emerald Lakes GC in Guangzhou, China. KJ's Foundation brought 21 junior golfers to train alongside KJ for 8 weeks. Although KJ was only with them for 2 weeks, through a vigorous practice program consisting of 4 hours of bunkers and 4 hours of shot practice a day, with an 18 hole practice round every other day, these junior golfers have improved their golf games incredibly.

KJ is excited for the new season and has confidence to become the best player he can be in 2015.

CIMB CLASSIC

KJ's new season is officially under way with the CIMB Classic in Malaysia. KJ finished 3rd a couple weeks ago at the CJ Invitational hosted by KJ Choi in Korea, and he took a week off back home in Dallas before heading his way to Malaysia. KJ's been feeling solid in his shot game and definitely feels like he has more control with the putter, so with some extra practice and diligence, KJ should have a great season.

The only downside at the CIMB Classic would be the stifling heat. KJ says that he sometimes misses the weather back at Dallas when he goes to Malaysia, which may show just how bad the heat may be (KJ is known to have a subtle sense of humor).

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KJ CHOI INVITATIONAL HOSTED BY CJ

After a great 2014 season, KJ took some time off from golf and spent time with his family in Dallas. Soon afterwards, he went back to work. KJ spent weeks in Korea to work with his foundation and ultimately get his tournament, The KJ Choi Invitational hosted by CJ, off the ground. KJ will be playing in his own golf tournament and has invited some of the best golf players in all of Asia. The purse is 500,000,000 won, and many excited golf fans have gathered to watch KJ compete. Being in his home country, KJ will have the homefield gallery advantage and will be playing his absolute best to win his own event.

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BMW CHAMPIONSHIP

What a fight KJ had last week. At the end of every round, KJ was on the cusp of missing his opportunity at the BMW Championship. In fact, KJ's projected Fed Ex Cup ranking going into the 72nd hole was 71st place, which would not have qualified for the BMW. With an extra boost of focus and determination, KJ was able to smash his drive down the middle of the fairway on the long par five 18th hole, and put his second shot on the green to give himself an easy 2 putt for birdie. His birdie on the 18th hole put KJ at ranking 65. In order to qualify for next weeks Tour Championship, KJ will most probably have to place at least in the top 10; more likely in the top 5. After closing the Deutsche Bank Championship with a very solid -3, KJ will be striving to continue his momentum and get things rolling from day 1.

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DEUTSCHE BANK CHAMPIONSHIP

MDF at The Barclays, but his FedEx Cup points standings were still high enough to qualify for this weeks Deutsche Bank Championship. This week is very important for KJ as the last chance for KJ to get into the top 70 ranking to play in the next FedEx Cup playoff tournament. He started out this week at rank 69, so he will need to play fairly well in order to maintain that position or go higher up in rankings to have a guarenteed spot to play in the BMW. KJ's putting and driving game have been on point, but his iron game is not performing as well as it could. With some extra work in the mornings and after the rounds, KJ will be playing his hardest to qualify for the next playoff event.

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THE BARCLAYS

Due to a very stellar season thus far with two 2nd place finishes, two top 10 finishes, and 6 top 25 finishes, KJ will be entering the Fed-Ex Cup Playoffs as 54th place. With the Fed-Ex Cup points distribution multiplied by 5, a top 10 at the Barclays could place KJ in the top 15 in the overall Fed-Ex Cup points standings. With all fingers crossed, a win here could propel us to the Fed-Ex Cup points leader. KJ's had a tough couple of weeks; 3 missed cuts and two finishes at T64 and T66, but as always, he will be ready to play and bring on his A-game. Ridgewood CC will play in some ways to KJ's advantage as there are a lot of doglegs and twists and turns, but the long rough in combination with the long distances will definitely make scoring at this course difficult for all players.

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PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

KJ has played sub-par in his last 4 events; two missed cuts and two finishes of T64 and T66. However, these finishes are no indicators of how he will play this week at the PGA Championship. Always optimistic and determined to succeed, KJ will be trying his best. With a course yardage of a whopping 7300+ yards, we will be putting good use of some long irons and hybrids, but as long as we can keep the ball in the fairways and on the greens, we should be in great contention to perform well.

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RBC CANADIAN OPEN

After a tough missed cut at the British Open, KJ will remain out of the country and play in the RBC Canadian Open. He doesn't usually play in this event due to scheduling conflictions, but this year his week opened up and was able to play. KJ has had a rough couple of weeks with a few poor performances; 2 missed cuts and a T64 in the past 3 events. Despite this rough patch in KJ's season, we are optimistic that he will be able to bounce back and go into the upcoming PGA Championship with a boom.

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BRITISH OPEN - PRODGER RETURNS

The Open Championship defines links golf. With little protection from the ever changing wind, swirling and gusting over every green, the confidence of even the finest golfers can be swept away in seconds. Missing a fairway is an unforgivable crime. If you even manage to find your ball, despite the help of a hundred strong crowd, getting it up and out and then stopping it on the green, is a test you'll never forget.

This year hosted by the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, which began its Open history in 1897, the course will provide a tough test for K.J Choi, who aims to carry home the Claret Jug. Halfway leader at Royal Birkdale in 2008, Choi will be hoping for a similar performance over the first two rounds in 2014. However, miss the green here on a par 3, and your chances of winning could well be over. But with genuine birdie opportunities at 15, 16 and 18, there is sure to be a climatic finish come Sunday afternoon.

In what will be his 15th Open appearance, K.J is sure to be focusing on hitting low shots and putting, which is crucial in the ever changing wind. Choi reunites with former caddie Andy Prodger for this event, who together have enjoyed a dozen worldwide victories, in the hope that he can be inspired to his first major win.

Although Choi missed the cut at the Greenbrier Classic last time out, he has twice been a runner up on the tour this year and is ranked 26th overall for strokes gained putting, meaning he should be confident he can better his 8th place finish from 2007.

An early start on Thursday morning beckons, with K.J teeing off at 9:15 am (local time) with Charl Schwartzel and Padraig Harrington. K.J, we wish you good luck!

Sam Willis - Contributing Writer, July 16, 2014

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GREENBRIER CLASSIC

KJ didn't have a performance at Congressional last week, but KJ will be hoping to turn the momentum around and do better at the Greenbrier Classic. He hasn't missed a cut for almost 10 consecutive tournaments, but with a shaky start on the first round, KJ will be trying his best to stick around for the weekend.

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QUICKEN LOANS NATIONAL

Coming off a close call for a win last week at the Travelers Championship, KJ will be attending this years Quicken Loans National. KJ's played here numerous times, but he recalls that almost every year the course is different. In fact, every round the course plays differently. The various tee boxes for every hole can either make any given hole 40 yards longer or shorter. Those 40 yards can make the difference between being an 8 iron into a par 4 and a hybrid. Nevertheless KJ feels confident to play well as he won here in 2007 when the tournament's title sponsor was AT&T. KJ will be hoping to continue his growing momentum from his T2 last week and should never be counted from the mix. As this tournament will be part of qualifying for the British Open, KJ will be playing his best to place at least in the top 10. #theDayIsComing

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BRILLIANT SHOT OFF THE CART-PATH AT THE TRAVELERS

T2 AT TRAVELERS

KJ was so close yet so far from his 9th career PGA victory, as well as a guarenteed ticket to play in the British Open. KJ's goal going into the tournament was to simply place in the Top 10, but with an unexpected turn of events, KJ was only 2 shots from the lead at the end of Round 3. His family promptly boarded the 7:40 am flight out of Dallas and arrived to the course just in time to see KJ tee off. With this extra burst of strength from his family, his final round commenced. With a shaky start, KJ missed 3 consecutive fairways which ultimately led to a bogey on the 3rd hole. After that bogey however, KJ seemed to find his feel again and never had a bogey again. He bounced back strongly with 2 consecutive birdies on 6 and 7, which only put him 1 back from the lead from Sergio Garcia. Later, Aaron Baddeley came into the mix and was solo lead at one point; however, with a combination of 2 more consecutive birdies from KJ on holes 12 and 13 and a bogey from Baddeley, KJ was in the lead. KJ held this position for about 4 holes when Kevin Streelman came out from the blue with 7 consecutive birdies. With a shot that nearly went into the water on 17, KJ was left with an extremely good chance for birdie. Unfortunately he missed the put and the victory was given to Kevin. Hats off to Streelman for one of the strongest finishes in the history of golf. Our next tournament will be at the Quicken Loans National in Washington DC.

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KJ is no stranger to this course. He's been here multiple times and has had some modest success. The need for players to really shape the ball around the course plays well with KJ's game, and the way that KJ has been playing this year suits well with this layout. There is however, a big difference between this tournament and all the other ones that KJ has played this season. He has completely changed his ball flight from his right to left draw, to a left to right fade shot. No matter the circumstance, KJ has decided to play his comfortable fade. Why the change? KJ claims that it's because he's won every single PGA victory with a fade ball flight. He changed his ball flight to something more natural to him because he wanted the highest odds on winning. We don't know about you, but we feel that its about time for a win.

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CHOI NAMED TO ELEVATED POSITION AS VICE-CAPTAIN

K.J. Choi is guaranteed a place on the International Team for The Presidents Cup in October of 2015, having been named as Vice-Captain by Nick Price on Wednesday.

He could guarantee himself a spot as a player should he finish inside the top 10 in points or be chosen as a Captain's Pick when the teams are selected in the fall of 2015. Choi currently ranks 19th in International points.

Either way, the 43-year-old Choi understands the importance of his participation. The Presidents Cup 2015 will be played in Choi's home country of South Korea in Songdo IBD, Incheon City. It's the first time the biennial event will be played in Asia.

"I am feeling immense obligation and burden," Choi said in his opening remarks at the Captain's announcement that took place at the Champion Tour's Big Cedar Legends of Golf presented by Bass Pro Shops, as Price and Jay Haas were named captains for next year's event.

"Until now, The Presidents Cup was held in an English-speaking world, and this is the first time that it's being held in a non-English speaking world. With The Presidents Cup being held in Korea, I am quite sure that there will be renewed ideas of what golf is."

Mike McAllister - PGATOUR.COM, June 4, 2014

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KJ is ready as always for Memorial. After a phenomenal performance at TPC Sawgrass and coming extremely close to winning the SK Telecom Open in Korea, KJ is on a roll. His natural ball flight has changed from a fade to a draw which has added distance to his shots and more opportunities to attack fairways and pins. The Muirfield CC is in pristine condition and KJ is very excited to play here. As we all know, he won here in '07.

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TPC SAWGRASS

The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass is considered by some as the 5th major and rightly so. It is one of the biggest stages of golf where only the most elite golfers of the world are able to compete. Three years ago, KJ came out on top with his 8th and biggest career victory.

After a two year win drought, KJ led up to the Players Championship with a T3 at New Orleans, T8 at the Masters, and a T6 at Bay Hill. This win put KJ at number 15 in the world rankings; the highest he'd been since the beginning of 2009.

KJ's best career finish at TPC Sawgrass was only a T16 in 2006, but somehow KJ's swing coach Steve Bann knew that "a win was coming".

Here is an exclusive interview with KJ about his memories about the win.

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RBC HERITAGE

KJ doesn't usually play in this event, but with his US Open situation, he is resolved to play in as many tournaments as possible. As of now, KJ is not eligible to play in any of the majors this year. His exemption from his win at the Players Championship in 2011 ended last year, and he no longer has any exemptions. What KJ will need to do to play in those major championships is to either get inside the Top 50 in the World Rankings, or to win a tournament before the majors. With that in mind, there is no doubt that KJ will be trying his absolute best and to be attacking every green and every fairway.

He might not have donned the Green Jacket, but let's hope he can don the red one this week.

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Can KJ Master Augusta?

There is no golf tournament quite like The Masters. April 2014 will mark KJ Choi's 12th appearance at Augusta, an event where he previously placed three times in the top ten and averaged an impressive finishing position of 35th, for another shot at the green jacket.

Sam Willis - Contributing Writer, April 3, 2014

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Arnold Palmer Invitational

KJ hasn't played in this event too often, but when he does, it appears that the course doesn't work very well to KJ's strengths. In his past appearances he's missed the cut twice and withdrew in 2007. However, let's not look on the negative side. From a recent phonecall with him, KJ says he's feeling great. Although he didn't place too well last week at the Valspar, KJ's positive as always and is looking on the bright side. This Florida Sting has been a tough one for sure. With some of the highest scores ever recorded at Doral, a 90 from John Daly at the Valspar Championship, and with 8-time champion of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Tiger Woods withdrawing, it will be an interesting week. It will be impossible to predict how things will play out this week, but I'm sure that we all know that KJ will try his best. His best finish at this event was in 2011 when he shot a total score of -5 and placed T6.

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Valspar Championship

KJ's won two events here at Innisbrook: The Tampa Bay Classic in 2002 and The Chrysler Championship in 2006. As many people know, KJ loves to change clubs. Usually KJ would change his driver and irons almost every week. This year, KJ's changed one club - putter - the entire year (making my job as website updater much easier). What happened this year, and why hasn't KJ been changing clubs so frequently?

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NORTHERN TRUST OPEN

KJ loves to play at Riviera. Without the deathly winds and 4 inch rough like last weeks Pebble, the conditions at Riviera will be a nice break for KJ. I mean, he's played here and placed better than T33 for 9 straight years. That's pretty impressive.

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PEBBLE BEACH

Despite placing T42 and moving back one spot in the FedEx Cup points standings, KJ claims to have had a solid week.

"I scored nowhere near what I wanted to, but I know exactly what I need to improve and have gained more confidence in my game. My putter is working very well and my driver is very accurate. My iron game has been a little shaky, but the greens at the Waste Management Open made it tough to stick my approach shots. I'm working well with my caddie, and think I can do well at Pebble."

The AT&T National Pebble Beach Pro-Am is an event in which a tour professional is paired with an amateur golfer (usually a celebrity). In the past, KJ has played with Kenny G (professional Saxophone player).

Last year, KJ did not play in this event. His best finish at this event was in 2004 when he placed T4 shooting a total score of -9.

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KJ AT THE WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN

Coming off a hot tournament last week at Torrey Pines, KJ will be playing at the Waste Management Phoenix Open in Phoenix, Arizona. KJ is very happy to play in this event as it shows the "fun" side of golf, particularly on the 16th hole. He fondly remembers the time when the gallery on the 16th hole began shouting, "KIMCHI! SUSHI!" (although neither of the two are related to golf). KJ's iron game is superb at the moment and has confidence to post some low numbers this week. His round one and two tee times will be posted on Wednesday night.

Last year, KJ shot a 273 (-11) for the week which put him at T36.

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T2 AT THE FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN

What can we say? KJ simply had an amazing week. Not much was expected out of KJ when he finished his first round T99. Who would have known? I mean he barely made the cut with a final birdie on the last hole of his second round, but on round three while everyone else seemed to have trouble, KJ made his move by shooting -2 and advancing from T66 to the top 25. All of a sudden, KJ's mind set went from "I just want to make the cut" to "Maybe just a top 20" to "Can I win this thing?" His final round consisted of 10 birdies and 2 bogeys. Not much more could have been asked of him. His drives found the fairway and his new PING i25 irons helped KJ attack the pins for easy birdies. His second place finish at the Farmers Insurance Open is his first top 5 finish since his win at the Players Championship in 2011, and is an indication as to what the rest of his season will look like. KJ's new FedEx Cup Points standings went up 61 spots from 96 to 35, and he brought home $366,000 in earnings.

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Farmers Insurance Open

KJ will be playing in the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines this year to make his debut to this years West Coast series. KJ is no stranger to Torrey Pines; he's played there over 10 times, yet he gives the same response about the golf course every time: the fairways are tough to hit.

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T20 AT THE SONY OPEN

KJ had a great week at the Sony Open finishing at -9, T20. Overall, every aspect of KJ's game worked the way it should have. There was a slight problem, however, during the first two rounds when KJ was using his new Tank Odyssey putter. The putter is very heavily weighted which provides an excellent stroke, but the quick greens at the Sony Open made it hard to control distances. KJ switched putters after the first two rounds to the Odyssey Versa #7, which is lighter than his Tank. KJ's T20 finish brought him in a better position in the FedEx Points standings from 119 to 78, and he brought home $54,800 in earnings.

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KJ SIGNS MULTI-YEAR CONTRACT WITH SRIXON

Srixon Golf announced Wednesday that K.J. Choi would be joining its staff, agreeing to terms on a multi-year deal that will see him play a Srixon ball, wear the company's glove and sport the logo on his golf bag. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. "I am very excited to be part of the Srixon team," Choi said.

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WINTER TRAINING IN GUANGZHOU, CHINA

KJ arrived in Guangzhou, China on December 21st at the Emerald Lakes Country Club. This is the location where his foundation junior golfers are diligently training during their winter break. Despite his 2 days of traveling from Dallas to China, the first thing KJ did upon his arrival was to step into the bunkers and show his students how it was done.

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KJ PLEDGES $100,000 TO TYPHOON HAIYAN RELIEF

The KJ Choi Foundation, which supports the hopes and dreams of youth around the world, announced today that Founder and President KJ Choi has donated his $100,000 winnings from the 2013 ISPS Handa World Cup to help with the Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in the Philippines. "I wanted to represent Korea in sharing the sentiment of my fellow countrymen to our friends in the Philippines," said Choi. "I send my deepest condolences to the people of the Philippines who have lost their families and homes."

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KJ FINISHES T15 AT THE WORLD CUP OF GOLF

He started out his first round with two straight birdies and made another birdie on six. Sadly, KJ bogeyed the ninth shooting a 33 (-2) for the front nine. He then made three straight birdies on 13, 14, 15, but ended with a bogey on hole 18 for a 34 (-2) back nine. Overall, he was -4 going into the second round, tied for second place.

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KJ AND BAE SANG-MOON IN WORLD CUP OF GOLF

KJ will play in the fifth World Cup of Golf event of his career representing South Korea at the Royal Melbourne Golf Club. His partner will be fellow golfer Bae Sang-Moon. Bae, playing in his first World Cup event, has commented that he is very pleased to be KJ's partner. KJ's personal trainer, swing coach, and former caddy are all from Australia, where KJ spent a few years during the early beginnings of his golf career. KJ feels very comfortable at this course and has confidence that he will be able to represent his country well. KJ will is equipped with a new i20 Ping iron set. His new irons give the high trajectory that he wants with a lot of spin for optimal control to attack the pin on the slippery greens of the Royal Melbourne Golf Club.

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KJ PLACES 14th AT THE CIMB CLASSIC

After a strong first round of 68 at the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, KJ put himself in a safe position to do well throughout the week. Narrow fairways and fast greens made many players struggle to get anything going in their rounds, but despite the tough conditions, Ryan Moore was able to post a low score of 63. During the second round, KJ had some troubles reading the greens, thus was not able to shoot as low as he intended to. However, the third round was different.

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