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The Tour Report

March 22 2013

4:16 PM

Choi's bunker lesson spurs Huh

By Brian Wacker, PGATOUR.COM

ORLANDO, Fla. -- A bunker lesson from K.J. Choi paid big dividends for John Huh on Friday.

Huh went 5-for-5 on sand saves on his way to a 69 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational presented by MasterCard, where he'll enter the weekend in contention.

"We worked out about four or five hours," Huh said of the lesson, which came during the week of the World Golf Championships-Accenture Match Play Championship. "He's the master of the bunker, so I took really good notes."

Huh added that he was basically trying to learn from Choi's touch in the sand.

He chose a good mentor -- Choi ranks second on the PGA TOUR in sand saves this season. Huh, meanwhile, entered the week 133rd.

Four birdies and just one bogey certainly helped Huh's cause. It's the first time he's been in contention this season and the lesson couldn't have come at a better time with Huh having missed four of his last five cuts.