ATLANTA -- K.J. Choi is bidding to become the first player since Jodie Mudd in 1990 to win THE PLAYERS Championship and TOUR Championship presented by Coca-Cola in the same year.
Choi birdied his last two holes in regulation at TPC Sawgrass and beat David Toms on the first hole of sudden death in May to win THE PLAYERS. It was the eighth victory of his career.
Mudd needed a playoff to beat Billy Mayfair at the TOUR Championship, then known as the Nabisco Championship, at Champions Golf Club in Houston. He beat Mark Calcaveechia by a shot at THE PLAYERS earlier that year.