Due to a very stellar season thus far with two 2nd place finishes, two top 10 finishes, and 6 top 25 finishes, KJ will be entering the Fed-Ex Cup Playoffs as 54th place. With the Fed-Ex Cup points distribution multiplied by 5, a top 10 at the Barclays could place KJ in the top 15 in the overall Fed-Ex Cup points standings. With all fingers crossed, a win here could propel us to the Fed-Ex Cup points leader. KJ's had a tough couple of weeks; 3 missed cuts and two finishes at T64 and T66, but as always, he will be ready to play and bring on his A-game. Ridgewood CC will play in some ways to KJ's advantage as there are a lot of doglegs and twists and turns, but the long rough in combination with the long distances will definitely make scoring at this course difficult for all players.
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