KJ Choi

Former world number five KJ Choi, who took victory on the second playoff hole at the SK Telecom Open, on his 54th birthday, created history as the oldest golfer to win an event on the Korean PGA Tour (KPGA).

With this victory, Choi extends his remarkable record of eight PGA circuit victories from 2002 to 2011—this is his first home circuit victory in 12 years. After achieving this incredible feat, Choi is scheduled to resume his career in Texas on Monday by participating in the U.S. senior tour.

Choi had a commanding five-shot lead going into the final round at Pinx Golf Club, but that lead dwindled as the game progressed. A bogey on the final hole forced Park Sang-hyun into a playoff.

The 2011 Players’ Championship winner thought his prospects of winning his 17th KPGA championship and fourth SK Telecom Open vanished when his ball found the greenside water on the opening playoff hole.

“Seeing the gallery’s response gave me hope that the ball might still be alive even though I had assumed my second shot had gone into the ocean.” Choi said to thestar.com.

KJ Choi – Record holder

Choi produced an incredible demonstration of skill and willpower when he punched the ball off the rough rocks of the rocky island and skillfully maneuvered it onto the green with a wedge shot. As the tension increased and the outcome was in doubt, Choi’s calculated action not only saved Par but also demonstrated his steadfast resolve.

This crucial play turned out to be the game-changing moment, as Choi equaled his outstanding performance on the second playoff hole to win the highly sought-after championship. Choi’s victory was sealed in a dramatic climax when Park, his opponent, was unable to match Choi’s skill and found himself grappling with a bogie.

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Notice the changes Choi has made to his lifestyle, middle-aged golfers. He is adamant about these adjustments since they have improved both his game and wellbeing. With dietary modifications and customized workouts, Choi’s method provides a road map for improved function and general well-being. It’s time to set yourself up for success, both on and off the golf course, so take his lead and reinvent yourself.

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