KJ Choi Wins AT &T National

Facing 96 degree temperatures at Congressional Country Club, the hottest player at the AT & T National today was KJ Choi.

The final round was primarily a two man race with Choi and Steve Strickler. Choi, age 37, appeared to get stronger towards the end of play, getting a birdie on the 15th and 17th holes. He had five birdies and three bogeys for the day. He was the only player in the final three groups to finish the day under par and won by an impressive three strokes. Choi takes home $1,080,000 and will find himself in fourth place on the FedEx Cup standings list. That is an impressive move, having started the week in 11th place.

Choi, a South Korean, has been on the PGA Tour for eight years. This was his second win in five weeks (having won Jack Nicklaus' Memorial Tournament) and his sixth PGA Tour win. He has the most career PGA Tour victories of all Asian-born players.

Stuart Appleby who started the day as the leader of the tournament, fell apart on the final round. He had two birdies which hardly offset the five bogeys and one double-bogey he recorded.

Tiger Woods' final round had a birdie, birdie finish and was two under for the day. Woods was the host for the inaugural AT & T event that benefitted the Tiger Woods Foundation. Vijay Singh had a decent round today, shooting a 70, but nothing compared to his opening round of 66. One of my favorites, Rocco Mediate, finished tied for ninth place by shooting a 66 in the final round, one of the best scores of the day.

In the FedEx Cup point race, Woods 7th place finish ensures that he stays at the top of the point race. Jim Furyk is the highest-ranked player in the point race who is still seeking his first victory in 2007. Six weeks remain in the inaugural season. Only three players: Woods, Phil Mickelson and Vijay Singh have secured a spot in the top 30.
Certified Preowned Callaway Golf Clubs

0 Response to "KJ Choi Wins AT &T National"

Post a Comment

Powered by Blogger