Prestigious Victory and Honor

 

In PGA tour, Korean golfer K.J. Choi ran off four straight birdies on the front nine to take the lead, then finished with three clutch par saves from the bunkers and gallery to close with a seven-under-par 65 in the final round to finish at 17-under-par 271 at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio.       

K.J. Choi figured the best way to learn to play golf was to study books by Jack Nicklaus and spend hours watching video of golf’s greatest champion. It was only fitting Choi celebrate the biggest victory of his career at the Memorial on Sunday with a handshake from Jack Nicklaus that was as meaningful as the trophy.

“I just feel very honored and very happy to be living in the same time as Jack is living, and to win his tournament is so meaningful to me,” Choi said after his fifth career victory earned him $1.08 million. “I can only think that this was meant to be.”

After winning the Memorial Tournament on Sunday, K.J. Choi climbed 15 places to No. 17 in the latest Official World Golf Ranking.

And on the LPGA side, Pak Se-ri, 29, will be the first Korean to be inducted the World Golf Hall of Fame Thursday when she finishes the first round of the McDonald’s LPGA Championship.

 

As Pak is the three-time champion of the tournament, it will once again become an honorary contest for her. By participating in one of the four LPGA major competitions, Pak will fulfill all three criteria for the induction…


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