Choi off to strong Masters start

Fri 12 Apr 2013

Choi off to strong Masters start

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April 12: K.J. Choi continued his fondness of playing at the Masters Tournament when he shot an opening round two-under-par 70 for tied 13th on Thursday.
Choi, an Asian Tour honorary member, mixed six birdies against four bogeys to trail the leaders Marc Leishman of Australia and Sergio Garcia of Spain by four shots at the Augusta National Golf Club.
The Korean star’s best finish at the Masters was third in 2004 followed by tied fourth and eighth places in 2010 and 2011 respectively.
Asian Tour honorary member Vijay Singh of Fiji and Asia’s first Major champion Y.E. Yang of Korea were a further two shots back in tied 33rd place.
Reigning Asian Tour number one Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand, who earned a special invitation to the year’s first Major, struggled to a 79 but was still pleased with his day’s performance.
“My aim is not to beat the others but beat the course. The greens are hard and fast. It is very difficult and I can't control the ball. My tee shots were good all day. I have a lot of power today but I struggled with my second shot because the distances to the greens are long,” said Thaworn.
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