Jay Choi Leads PGA Championship Nissin Cupnoodle Cup 2011

Jay Choi can now see thing’s more clearly, thank’s to a recent eye exam and correction for astigmatism. Two weeks ago Jay had to withdraw from a tour event because his prescription for glasses were not quite correct. Jay could see the putting line but had a difficult time with his depth perception that caused him to, in his words, “hit the ball sideway’s.”

Now that his prescription has been corrected Jay is seeing the putting line and that has translated into 66 (-5) and a tie for first place in this week’s Japan PGA Tour event. Jay’s shot even (36) on the front nine with a birdie on 2 and a bogie on 8. The talented young player from Wildomar, California, lit it up on the back nine with 6 birdies and a single bogey to shoot 30 (par 35). Jay had par’s on 12 and 18, a bogey on 14 and birdie’s on 10, 11, 13, 15,16 and 17.

Jay needed 13 putts on the front nine and 12 on the back for a total of 25 putts in his round of 66. The former University of New Mexico All-American led the field in driving distance with an average of 301 yards.

Those interested can watch live scoring at www.jgto.org. Jay’s second round tee time is 7:30 am (Japan time) and 3:30 pm Pacific Standard Time.