The Japan Golf Tour will resume play after two week’s off with the Gate Way To The Open (Mizuno Open). The Mizuno Open will be contested at JFE Setonaikai Golf Club in Okayama, Japan.
Choi’s win at the Token Homemate tournament has him in 7th place for an outside chance to qualify for the 2012 British Open. The top two player’s on the Money List starting with the Token Homemate and ending with the Mizuno Open will receive exemptions into the British Open. Jay will need to have a strong showing this week jump from 7th to 1st or 2nd place.
The Wildomar, CA, player is enjoying his best season in his 2 1/2 year’s on the Japan Golf Tour. Jay is currently 7th on the Money List with earning’s of $350,615 after seven events and his scoring average is 71.29. Jay’s putting has improved nicely over last year. To date he is averaging 1.7844 per GIR and his birdie average is 3.29 per round. His putting has improved his short game scrambling to 64.42% and he is currently ranked 15th on Tour.
The one area that could improve is his ranking in birdies on par 5’s. One of Jay’s strength’s should be his ability to make birdies on the par 5’s. Ironically he is ranked 59th on Par 5 Performance and 2nd on Par 3 Performance. His Par 4 Performance ranking is 39. His Par 5 Performance should improve as the season progresses.
It will be an exciting finish for his third year on tour. Jay is looking for improvement in every segment of his game and let’s hope he achieves his goals.
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