Go to contents

”Choi, One More Victory Please!”

Posted July. 09, 2007 03:03,   


Australian swing coach Steve Bann has been training Choi Kyung-ju since last August. Thanks to Bann’s assistance, Choi streamlined his form and won the Memorial Tournament hosted by Jack Nicklaus.

Choi is competition against Stuart Appleby, who Bann also coached, for his second championship title this year at the AT&T National held in Maryland.

The tournament is being hosted and organized by Tiger Woods for the first time. Choi hit an even-par 70, posting a 7-under total score. Previously, Choi led the tournament for two days. He is two strokes behind Appleby.

Normally, Choi commands a success rate of 80 percent in landing balls on the green, but this dropped almost by 20 percent yesterday.

A close friend of Tiger Woods, Appleby works out with Woods at the same fitness center. He cut two strokes off his total yesterday, gearing up for his season’s first and his career 9th championship title.

Third and fourth on the scoreboard are Steve Stricker and Mike Weir. Stricker is one stroke behind Choi.

Woods himself missed short putting chances and ranked 8th on the board. “I could’ve saved more,” lamented Woods.

For now, it seems unlikely for Woods to win the tournament. Still, as organizer, he is likely to reap the tidings. Yesterday alone, 38,000 people visited the tournament site.