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.
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.
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!