[singlepic id=63 w=320 h=240 float=left]Jay Choi shot a final round -1 (71) to finish the Mizuno Open at -9 (279). Although Choi was not happy about the final round 71, he was rather philosophical about his play. The former U. of New Mexico All-American wanted to make a run at the Mizuno, but his putter did not cooperate as it did the day before when he shot a bogey free -7 (65). Choi’s tie for 18th moved him from 7th to 5th on the Japan Money List with earning’s of $362,119.00 US dollars thru 8 events in 2012.
In a telephone conversation with George Pinnell, Choi said that his emphasis has been on improving his putting and short game play. The Wildomar, CA, resident was happy with his overall play and told Pinnell that he has been experiencing a shaft flex problem with his driver that had impacted prior results. Fujikura manufactured a shaft specifically for Choi’s Yamaha driver that solved the “flex” issue and Choi said the shaft feel’s great and that his driving average’s will improve in the future.
Choi has a week off and will work out and practice at Tarao CC before returning to the tour next week with the Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup at the North Country Golf Club, Hokkaido, Japan.