Choi blog: Kiradech has game!

Fri 11 Oct 2013

Choi blog: Kiradech has game!

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Yeoju, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, October 11: Korean star K.J. Choi was caught off guard by the blustery conditions at the CJ Invitational but he is happy to be in the middle of the pack. In this blog, he talks about his round and Kiradech Aphibarnrat’s game.
By K.J. Choi
This is the first time we had these windy conditions in three years! The weather is usually very calm here so it was quite difficult to play out there.
I’m currently in a very relaxed position! I like being in this position because it sort of gives me a chance to make a charge up the leaderboard. I have a lot of catching up to do on the leaderboard.
I didn’t practice much this week and this is the third time I’m playing this golf course this year. The wind was blowing very strongly and I couldn’t control my shots. I’m aiming to shoot a pair of six-under in the weekend and see if I can win again.
It is very difficult to play in windy conditions because you can’t control your shots. Obviously it affects your game way more compared to other conditions.
Kiradech’s short game and putting were very good early in the round. I kind of learnt a lesson from him! He made all the putts inside 10-feet on the front nine. However, his irons were a little bit shaky. If he keeps practising his iron shots, I think he will be a very good player.
A lot of young Asians are good in driving and their short game. The courses in Asia are not as long as in the United States. You usually hit a short iron into the greens in Asia but you need to use at least a six or seven iron for the second shot on the PGA Tour. I believe young golfers like Kiradech must practise his long irons to be successful in the United States.
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