K.J. Choi
The Woodlands, Texas

Height: 5 ft., 8 in.

Weight: 185

Turned Pro: 1994

DOB: 5/19/1970

Bio: Interest in golf grew after one of his high school teachers recommended he try the sport. Began studying Jack Nicklaus lesson books and videos and spent long hours hitting practice balls on his island home's only practice range. Later studied under Phil Ritson. Currently coached by Steve Bann. First Korean to earn PGA Tour card. Grew up the son of a farmer/fisherman and as a teenage powerlifter earned the nickname "Tank" because he could squat 350 pounds although he weighed a mere 95. He didn't have the upper-body strength to pursue that sport, so he turned to golf at age 16. After his 2005 victory, donated $90,000 to the Korean Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, NC, that he has attended each year he played the tournament. (Bio information from Golfweek research and pgatour.com)

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2014 British Open: Tee times, Rounds 2

The pairings and tee times for the second round were announced on Monday morning at Royal Liverpool, and here's a look at some of the groupings that stand out.

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Tracker: Mo Martin wins Women's British Open

Inbee Park will try to win her fifth major championship and first Women's British Open title as she takes a one-shot lead into Sunday's final round at Royal Birkdale. Follow now!

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Tee times: Women's British Open, final round

Here are the complete tee times and pairings for the final round of the Ricoh Women's British Open Sunday at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England.

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Tracker: After Ahn penalty, Park leads British

Inbee Park shot 4-under 68 and took advantage of Sun Ju Ahn's two-shot penalty to grab the 54-hole lead Saturday at the Ricoh Women's British Open.

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Women's British Open: Tee times, third round

Leader Mo Martin will share a tee time Saturday with Beatriz Recari in the third round of the 2014 Women’s British Open at Royal Birkdale.

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Martin leads Women's British as stars fade

They say the cream rises in major championships. The $3 million Ricoh Women’s British Open at Royal Birkdale is doing its best to disprove that old adage.

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Tee times: Ricoh Women's British Open, Round 2

Here are the second-round tee times and groupings for the 2014 Ricoh Women's British Open at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England.

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Tee times: Ricoh Women's British Open, Round 1

Here are the first-round tee times and groupings for the Ricoh Women's Open at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England.

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2014 British Open: The complete field

Here's a look at the 143 players who have qualified for the 143rd British Open golf championship, to be played July 17-20 at Royal Liverpool.

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Tee times: Greenbrier Classic, Rounds 1-2

Complete tee times and groupings for the first and second rounds of the PGA Tour's 2014 Greenbrier Classic on Thursday and Friday at The Old White TPC in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va.

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Compton, 9 others added to British Open field

Ten players, including Erik Compton and Brooks Koepka, were officially added to the Open Championship field on Wednesday.

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5 Things: Lewis wins; Wie fades; more

The home crowd already belonged to Stacy Lewis at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship. Sunday, she made sure her third victory of the LPGA season was hers too. Here are 5 Things to know.

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LPGA Tracker: Lewis wins Walmart NW Arkansas

Michelle Wie started Sunday with the lead after taking last week's U.S. Women's Open, but World No. 1 Stacy Lewis prevailed at the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship in Stacy Lewis' home state. Recap the highlights here!

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Wie leads rain-delayed NW Arkansas Championship

Michelle Wie shot her second straight 5-under 66 on Saturday to take a two-shot lead in the suspended second round of the NW Arkansas Championship.

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Tee times: Quicken Loans National, final round

Here are the tee times and pairings for Sunday's final round of the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.

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Tee times: Quicken Loans National, third round

Here are the tee times and pairings for Saturday's third round of the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md.

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Tracker: Tiger cards 74, 8 back of leader Chalmers

After missing more than three months of play because of a back injury, Tiger Woods returns to PGA Tour this morning in the first round of the Quicken Loans National -- follow him right here!

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Walmart NW Arkansas: Tee times, rounds 1-2

Fresh off her first major title, Michelle Wie will share a tee time with Paula Creamer and So Yeon Ryu for the first and second round of the LPGA's Walmart NW Arkansas Championship.

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Expert picks, Quicken Loans National: Where's Tiger?

Jason Day, Hunter Mahan and Brandt Snedeker are our senior writers' favorites to win the Quicken Loans National, where Tiger Woods will make his return to PGA Tour.

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White House visit thrills Presidents Cup players

Regardless of how they might have voted in the past two presidential elections, members of the 2013 U.S. Presidents Cup team wandered wide-eyed through the White House on Tuesday evening.

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Na Yeon Choi: 2012 in Pictures

A look at Na Yeon Choi in 2012.

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Sunrise LPGA press conference

Suzann Pettersen, Yani Tseng and Na Yeon Choi addressed a packed crowd Tuesday at a press conference for the Sunrise LPGA Championship in Taiwan.

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Na Yeon Choi & Song Hee Kim

View images during a recent photo shoot with Na Yeon Choi and Song Hee Kim in Florida.

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Na Yeon Choi on taking third-round lead

South Korean Na Yeon Choi fired a 7-under 65 to take a six-shot lead after the third round at the U.S. Women's Open at Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wis.

Major Moments 2008: British Open

It's an Open for the ages. 53-year-old Greg Norman led for most of the day before a late round surge from K.J. Choi finally overtook him. With the weather predicted to get worse before it gets better, will The Shark be able to withstand the storm?