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September 23 2011

6:27 PM

Choi seeks historic double

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 Choi birdied two of his first four holes to move to 4 under and within two strokes of Keegan Bradley's lead. He's had four birdie putts inside 12 feet, making the 6- and 9-footers.

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.

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