K.J. Choi Takes Lead At AT&T National

K.J. Choi tied a course record during Friday’s play at the AT&T National, carding a 6-under 64 to take a two-shot lead over Charlie Wi and three others, according to the Associated Press.

If seeing the putts drop for birdie were not enough, K.J. Choi noticed his gallery growing and getting more excited for him Friday at Aronimink in the AT&T National.

“I started feeling that … I’m working toward a special round,” Choi said.


Choi, who recently obtained U.S. citizenship, had five birdies over his last six holes. His score matched the lowest score in the two years the tournament has been played at Aronimink located in the suburbs of Philadelphia.

Choi simply made it look easy at the end of the round by keeping it in the fairway and giving himself good looks at birdie. Three of his birdie putts were from about 10 feet or longer, and he closed out his round with a wedge into 16 inches for one last birdie.

Choi’s lead is far from safe, however, with 20 players separated by just five strokes going into the weekend.

“This is a golf course where you can run up a bunch of bogeys,” Wi said after his 66. “You’re not going to lose too many spots if you make par. If you stay patient out here, that’s probably the most important thing.”