PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — K.J. Choi made his first PGA Tour playoff experience a memorable one Sunday. He made par on the island-green 17th to win The Players Championship for his first tour win in three years.
David Toms won’t forget it, either.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Another Wave Of Downpours Coming Early Friday Morning
Moments after Toms hit his best shot of the week from a divot in the 18th fairway and made an 18-foot birdie putt to force a playoff, he missed a 3 1/2-foot par putt in the playoff that cost him a chance at his first win in five years.READ MORE: Frank Pietrangelo, Hero Of 1991 Stanley Cup Playoffs, Says He Was Among Those Sexually Abused By Hockey Coach Tom 'Chico' Adrahtas
Choi closed with a 2-under 70 to become the fourth straight international player to win the PGA Tour’s biggest event. He had to make a par putt just inside 5 feet to get to the playoff, then watched Toms hand him the victory.MORE NEWS: Shane Jason Woods Of Downstate Auburn, Illinois Charged In Jan. 6 Capitol Insurrection
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