Jay Choi made the most on “moving day” at the Mizuno Open in Japan, with a 7 birdie, bogey free round. Choi started the week with a putting average of 1.9000 (putt’s per GIR) on the first day, backed up with 1.9231 on the second day that left him near top 50. His putter got hot in the third round and that resulted in an improvement to 1.6429 per GIR that has him in a tie for 8th place going into the final round today, 3 shots off the lead of -11. Choi’s approach shots were on target as he hit 15 of 18 green’s in regulation. That along with a hot putter put Choi in a position to challenge for his 2nd win of the season.
A lot is at stake at the Mizuno Open. The top 2 on the Money List from the Token Homemate event (Choi won) until the finish of the Mizuon Open, will be exempted into the 2012 British Open at Royal Lytham St. Anne, Lancashire, ENG.
You can watch Choi at www.jgto.org (live scoring) this evening.