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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

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K.J. Choi Stories
Jan. 17 - 11:05
Tee times: Sony Open in Hawaii, final round

Jan. 17 - 8:56
Recap: Sony Open, Round 3

Jan. 16 - 11:41
Tee times: Sony Open in Hawaii, round three

Jan. 14 - 1:07
Tee times: Sony Open in Hawaii, Rounds 1-2

Jan. 14 - 9:17
DraftKings Fantasy Tip Sheet: Sony Open

Jan. 12 - 9:42
PostGame: Reed takes Kapalua in playoff

Jan. 12 - 7:54
Kirk ties Kapalua record to scale leaderboard

Dec. 28 - 12
Roundtable: The PGA Tour's best and worst in 2014

Nov. 01 - 8:18
Tee times: CIMB Classic, final round

Oct. 31 - 12:04
Tee times: CIMB Classic, third round

Oct. 28 - 2:29
Tee times: CIMB Classic, Rounds 1-2

Oct. 12 - 9:48
Golfweek PostGame: Bae claims

Sept. 15 - 8
Complete list of FedEx Cup bonus earnings

Sept. 06 - 6:56
BMW Championship: Tee times, final round

Sept. 05 - 8:27
Tee times: BMW Championship, third round

Sept. 04 - 10:19
5 Things: McIlroy, Spieth, Woodland share BMW lead

Sept. 04 - 8:07
Tracker: McIlroy shares 1st-round lead at BMW

Sept. 02 - 6:10
Tee times: BMW Championship, Rounds 1-2

Aug. 31 - 6:38
Tee times: Deutsche Bank, final round

Aug. 30 - 7:24
Tee times: Deutsche Bank, third round

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Major Moments 2008: British Open