K. J. Choi

Choi Kyung -ju ( born May 19, 1970 in Wando, South Korea ) is the internationally successful male professional golfers in South Korea. Most golf friends, he is better known under the name designation KJ Choi. His female counterpart Pak Se -ri is, however, more successful.


Choi began his career in 1993 at the regional Korea Golf Tour, before turning to the Asian Tour, where he celebrated his first victory at the Korean Open 1996. He also recorded the Japan Golf Tour, where he scored twice in 1999. Choi then qualified in the same year, the first Koreans ever, for the North American PGA TOUR. The first season (2000) he finished than 134 ranking, so that Choi had to re-qualify. But since 2001 he plays constantly on this tour and was in 2002 the first tournament victory at the Compaq Classic of New Orleans, post, which he another, let follow at the Tampa Bay Classic in the same year. The following year, Choi also won on the European Tour and won the title at the Linde German Masters. In 2007 he reached after two wins, multiple top rankings and prize money of more than $ 4.5 million for fifth place in the money list on the PGA Tour.

He played for his country in the WGC - World Cup in 2002, 2003 and 2005, and was represented in the International team at the Presidents Cup in 2003 and 2007. Choi seems to be among the top 50 in the World Golf Rankings.

Prior to his golf career of the son of a rice farmer operating competitively weightlifting and pushed the age of 13 already 170 pounds. Therefore, he is in his home called " tank " ( English for " armor" ). He is married, has two children and lives in The Woodlands (Texas ).

Tournament Win

Results in Major Championships

DNP = did not participate CUT = cut failed "T " shared placement Green background for wins Yellow background for top 10

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