What a fight KJ had last week. At the end of every round, KJ was on the cusp of missing his opportunity at the BMW Championship. In fact, KJ's projected Fed Ex Cup ranking going into the 72nd hole was 71st place, which would not have qualified for the BMW. With an extra boost of focus and determination, KJ was able to smash his drive down the middle of the fairway on the long par five 18th hole, and put his second shot on the green to give himself an easy 2 putt for birdie. His birdie on the 18th hole put KJ at ranking 65. In order to qualify for next weeks Tour Championship, KJ will most probably have to place at least in the top 10; more likely in the top 5. After closing the Deutsche Bank Championship with a very solid -3, KJ will be striving to continue his momentum and get things rolling from day 1.
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