|Choi Kyung-ju hits a shot during a practice round on Wednesday. (AFP-Yonhap News)|
SEOUL (AFP) ― South Korean star Choi Kyung-ju Wednesday said he was hoping to become the first player to win the same Asian Tour event three times in a row at this week’s CJ Invitational.
Choi, who hosts the event, won the inaugural edition in 2011 and defended his title last year. However, the eight-time PGA Tour winner is without a victory this season.
“I’m eyeing a third win in this event but obviously it won’t be easy,” said Choi, ahead of the $750,000 event in Yeoju, South Korea.
“No player has done it on the Asian Tour before and I hope to be the first. But I’ll also be happy if a younger player wins this event as well.”
Former major-winner David Toms, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Gaganjeet Bhullar and Scott Hend, who won last week’s Taiwan Masters are also in the field.