AUGUSTA, Ga. – As first reported in Shag Bag, K.J. Choi’s four-hybrid experiment seems to be paying off.
Choi began the transition at Doral when he added a 3-iron hybrid, the result of a swing change that promoted a draw. The experiment escalated into four hybrids and the longest iron he has in his bag this week is a 7-iron.
The South Korean is alone in second place at 7 under following rounds of 67-70, validating, at least temporarily, his unorthodox decision.
“I felt the need to contend at a major tournament I needed to get the ball up in the air better and be able to stop the ball better,” he said. “When I tried it it made my par 3s more comfortable to play.”