Choi takes route 66 in the United States

Mon 27 Jan 2014

Choi takes route 66 in the United States

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January 27: Korean K.J. Choi settled for tied second at the Farmers Insurance Open after making a final round charge with a six-under-par 66 on Sunday.
The Asian Tour honorary member traded eight birdies against two bogeys for the best score of the week as he shared second with four other players on eight-under-par 280 at Torrey Pines. Choi finished one shot back from the champion Scott Stallings of the United States.
It was a welcome return to form for the Korean star who was aiming to win his first title on the US PGA Tour since his victory at the 2011 The Players Championship.
Noh Seung-yul, the 2010 Asian Tour Order of Merit winner, finished in tied 10th position on 282 while Asian Tour honorary member Y.E. Yang of Korea and Bae Sang-moon ended their campaigns in tied 28th on 286.
In Qatar, Gaganjeet Bhullar of India finished tied 22nd after shooting a three-under-par 69 at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters.
The five-time Asian Tour winner totalled nine-under-par 279 in the event that was won by Sergio Garcia of Spain, the 2013 Thailand Golf Championship winner.
Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand, a three-time Asian Tour Order of Merit winner, and Shiv Kapur of India were a further two shots back in tied 33rd.
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