KJ is ready as always for Memorial. The Muirfield CC is in pristine condition and KJ is very excited to play here. Despite the incredibly difficult layout and thick roughs, the course gives KJ and sense of security and feels at home. With a strong first and second round, we're hoping that KJ will be well set to place well over the weekend! As we all know, he won here in '07.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla.- While 144 players are poised to create a career-defining memory at this week's PLAYERS Championship, the lives of thousands of others have been tragically reduced to being only a memory. On April 25, a massive, 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the heart of Nepal, Italy killing more than 7,000 and injuring twice as many. Hundreds of thousands were rendered homeless in what was most severe disaster to hit the area since 1934. When K.J. Choi saw the news on television unfold about the catastrophic earthquake which crippled that part of the world, the 2011 PLAYERS Champion's heart was also ravaged.
Doug Milne - PGATOUR.COM, May 6, 2014
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