Thursday, April 15, 2010

Choi Takes Early Lead At Verizon Heritage

Fresh off a tie for fourth in the Masters, K.J. Choi is still rolling along, shooting a 7-under par 64 Thursday morning to take the early first-round lead in the Verizon Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links.

Choi had a two-stroke lead over Mike Weir and Greg Owen after the morning wave while five-time champion Davis Love III was in a 10-player group at 67 that also included Sergio Garcia, Charles Howell III and Woody Austin.

This is Choi's second appearance at Harbour Town, the first coming in 2001. He has typically returned home to Korea after the Masters but decided to stay in the United States this year.

Choi has been one of the hottest players on the PGA Tour in recent weeks. Prior to his