Choi enjoys good Masters warm-up with top-10 in Texas

Mon 08 Apr 2013

Choi enjoys good Masters warm-up with top-10 in Texas

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April 8: Korea’s K.J. Choi warmed up for the Masters Tournament by finishing tied sixth at the Texas Open on Sunday.
The Asian Tour honorary member fired a closing round of four-under-par 68 for a four-day total of nine-under-par 279 to finish five shots behind winner Martin Laird of Scotland.
It was his second top-10 of the season on the PGA Tour which comes at the perfect time as he will tee up at Augusta National for the season’s first Major this week.
Choi has come close at the Masters previously. He finished third at the 2004 edition and was equal fourth and joint eighth in 2010 and 2011 respectively.
Other Asian stars who will feature in Augusta National include Y.E. Yang, Asia’s first Major champion, and reigning Asian Tour number one Thaworn Wiratchant, who was invited to play in the tournament after winning three times last season which led him to a second Order of Merit triumph.