Jay Choi shot a final round 69 on the very difficult Aichi Country Club, Aichi, Japan, to finish in a tie for 32nd in the Japan Open. Jay opening 69 was followed by 76, 75 and then his final round 69 propelled him into a tie for 32nd. Jay is currently in 18 place on the money list with earnings of $427,000.00.
In a telephone conversation with his coach George Pinnell, Jay said, “the set-up at Aichi was much more difficult than the Torrey Pines U.S. Open in 2008. The fairway’s were approximately 15 yard’s wide and the rough was supper tough. The combination of tight fairway’s and difficult rough contributed to the difficult scoring,” Choi said. He went on to say, “the leader’s were “crazy good” to be able to shoot -13 under the course condition’s.”
Jay’s story was backed up by Justin Padjen, the TrackMan rep for the PGA Tour who was at the Japan Open supplying ball flight data to their tour from the 18th hole. Justin told Pinnell via email from the 18th tee, “that he had never seen such tight fairway’s with a lot of rolling hill’s in any U.S. PGA Tour event.”