Choi standing up in Tigers world


AUGUSTA, Ga. – Win or lose, K.J. Choi deserves a medal of some sort.

So many players expressed dread about being paired with Tiger Woods in his return to golf at this Masters. It wasn't so much playing with Woods but the atmosphere that would come with his return. There was the desire to avoid the “circus” of attention and also the psychological handicap of feeling like they were irrelevant.

Choi has played all four rounds with Woods and made the turn to the back nine Sunday tied for the lead and three shots ahead of Woods. Choi was selected by Masters' officials to play with Woods in the first two rounds and by coincidence of similar scores ended up paired with Woods the final two rounds.

Win or lose, Choi proved something about the strength of his will and focus.