KJ Choi joins Singapore Open field
of the Barclays Singapore Open today announced that world number
nine Choi Kyung-ju will play in the Asias richest national
Open. With his participation, a week of exciting golf awaits as
a total of five of the worlds top 10 players tee off at the
Sentosa Golf Club from November 1-4 to claim the title and the winning
cheque in the US$4 million Asian Tour tournament.
Choi will tee-off alongside two-time defending champion Adam Scott
(no. 6), Phil Mickelson (no. 2), Ernie Els (no. 4) and Vijay Singh
(no. 10) for his debut at the tournament. Widely recognised as the
most successful Korean male golfer, Choi is the only Asian to represent
the International team this year at the prestigious Presidents
Cup which will take place from Sept 25-30 in Montreal, Canada.
Low Teo Ping, member of the Barclays Singapore Open Steering Committee
said, K.J Choi is currently playing the best golf of his career
and his fiery form makes him a strong contender for the title. His
success is an inspiration for Asian golfers around the world and
is a clear testament of the growing pool of immense talent from
The 37-year old Korean has been enjoying a very successful 2007
season. He most notably won two titles the AT&T Classic
and the Memorial Tournament within a span of five weeks earlier
in May and also came in second at The Barclays last month.
Choi was the first Korean to earn a PGA Tour card and is arguably
the most successful Asian player on the US PGA tour, having amassed
a total of six PGA tour wins to date. His background as a competitive
power lifter during his teenage years also earned him the nickname
Tank from his Koreans fans.
He was also the first Asian Tour graduate to make a name for himself
in the United States.
September 6, 2007