KJ took a week off during the tournament at Pebble to visit his Foundation back in Korea. He's back now for one of his most favorite golf tournaments of the season at Riviera. KJ's placed better than T33 for the past decade, so it is quite obvious that this course fits well with his game. With the Masters coming up in only a couple months, KJ will be working hard to play his way into the rankings in order to be exempt to play.
K.J. Choi is guaranteed a place on the International Team for The Presidents Cup in October of 2015, having been named as Vice-Captain by Nick Price on Wednesday.
He could guarantee himself a spot as a player should he finish inside the top 10 in points or be chosen as a Captain's Pick when the teams are selected in the fall of 2015. Choi currently ranks 19th in International points.
Either way, the 43-year-old Choi understands the importance of his participation. The Presidents Cup 2015 will be played in Choi's home country of South Korea in Songdo IBD, Incheon City. It's the first time the biennial event will be played in Asia.
"I am feeling immense obligation and burden," Choi said in his opening remarks at the Captain's announcement that took place at the Champion Tour's Big Cedar Legends of Golf presented by Bass Pro Shops, as Price and Jay Haas were named captains for next year's event.
"Until now, The Presidents Cup was held in an English-speaking world, and this is the first time that it's being held in a non-English speaking world. With The Presidents Cup being held in Korea, I am quite sure that there will be renewed ideas of what golf is."
Mike McAllister - PGATOUR.COM, June 4, 2014