Korean golf icon Choi appointed International Team vice-captain

Incheon (Korea), Oct 6 (IANS) South Korean golf icon K.J. Choi was on Tuesday appointed vice-captain of the 12-member International Team that will face the US in the Presidents Cup here this week.

The Presidents Cup starts from Thursday at the Jack Nicklaus Golf Club. The 45-year-old Choi has been a terrific golf ambassador for the Asian Tour since becoming the first graduate to earn his US-based Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) Tour card in 1999 and subsequently winning eight times, including The Players Championship.

With Asia hosting the Presidents Cup for the first time, Choi was given the honour of the elevated title as vice captain, the first in the event’s history. Mark McNulty and Tony Johnstone are the other two captain’s assistant to Zimbabwean great, three-time Major winner Nick Price.

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