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Big win for Choi, tough loss for Toms at Players

 K.J.Choi, right, and David Toms speak to each other on the 18th green before they face each other in a playoff at The Players Championship golf tourn...
 David Toms reacts after missing a short putt for par on the 17th hole during the first hole of the playoff at The Players Championship golf tournamen...
 K.J. Choi raises his arms after defeating David Toms in a playoff on the 17th green at The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, May 15, 2011,...
 K.J. Choi kisses his trophy after winning The Players Championship golf tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl. Sunday, May 15, 2011. Choi finished 13-u...
 K.J Choi, right, hugs David Toms after winning The Players Championship golf tournament in a playoff, Sunday, May 15, 2011, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla...
 K.J. Choi raises his cap after receiving The Players Trophy after defeating David Toms in a playoff in the final round of The Players Championship go...
 K.J.Choi reacts to his birdie on the 17th hole during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, May 15, 2011, in Ponte Vedr...
 K.J. Choi acknowledges the crowd after winning The Players Championship golf tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl. Sunday, May 15, 2011. Choi finished...
 K.J. Choi holds up his trophy after winning The Players Championship golf tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl. Sunday, May 15, 2011. Choi finished 13...
 David Toms reacts to his birdie putt on the 18th hole forcing a playoff with K.J.Choi, during the final round of The Players Championship golf tourna...
 K.J. Choi raises The Players Championship trophy after defeating David Toms in playoff in the final round of a golf tournament, Sunday, May 15, 2011,...

Players Championship Golf

K.J.Choi, right, and David Toms speak to each other on the 18th green before they face each other in a playoff at The Players Championship golf tourn...

Players Championship Golf

David Toms reacts after missing a short putt for par on the 17th hole during the first hole of the playoff at The Players Championship golf tournamen...

Players Championship Golf

K.J. Choi raises his arms after defeating David Toms in a playoff on the 17th green at The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, May 15, 2011,...

Players Championship Golf

K.J. Choi kisses his trophy after winning The Players Championship golf tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl. Sunday, May 15, 2011. Choi finished 13-u...

APTOPIX Players Championship Golf

K.J Choi, right, hugs David Toms after winning The Players Championship golf tournament in a playoff, Sunday, May 15, 2011, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla...

APTOPIX Players Championship Golf

K.J. Choi raises his cap after receiving The Players Trophy after defeating David Toms in a playoff in the final round of The Players Championship go...

Players Championship Golf

K.J.Choi reacts to his birdie on the 17th hole during the final round of The Players Championship golf tournament Sunday, May 15, 2011, in Ponte Vedr...

Players Championship Golf

K.J. Choi acknowledges the crowd after winning The Players Championship golf tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl. Sunday, May 15, 2011. Choi finished...

Players Championship Golf

K.J. Choi holds up his trophy after winning The Players Championship golf tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl. Sunday, May 15, 2011. Choi finished 13...

Players Championship Golf

David Toms reacts to his birdie putt on the 18th hole forcing a playoff with K.J.Choi, during the final round of The Players Championship golf tourna...

Players Championship Golf

K.J. Choi raises The Players Championship trophy after defeating David Toms in playoff in the final round of a golf tournament, Sunday, May 15, 2011,...

With a mixture of sadness and celebration, K.J. Choi rolled in a 2-foot par putt on the infamous island green on the 17th hole at the TPC Sawgrass to claim the biggest win of his career.
The sadness came from watching David Toms, who only moments earlier had hit two of his best shots of the week to make birdie on the 18th hole and force a playoff, miss a 3 1/2-foot par putt to effectively lose on the first extra hole.
There was so much to celebrate, however.
The Players Championship is the biggest event on the strongest tour in golf, and Choi had to wipe a few tears away when he won Sunday evening. Winning comes with a check for $1.71 million from the largest purse in tournament golf.


Updated : 2021-01-27 06:54 GMT+08:00