Chella Choi made a move in the Rolex Rankings this week moving up four spots to No. 28 with her outstanding play at the MIZUNO CLASSIC.
Choi has touched the top of the leaderboard on numerous occasions since joining the LPGA Tour in 2009 but has been poised for the a breakthrough win since the 2012 Manulife Financial LPGA Classic when she was the last to fall to American Brittany Lang in a four-way playoff that included compatriots Inbee Park and Hee Kyung Seo. She has tallied 16 top-10 finishes since then and has held the lead in two events this season including the Mobile Bay LPGA Classic and the Wegmans LPGA Championship.
Choi has grown accustomed to saying “next tournament” but says this week’s event helped her gain the confidence she needs to break into the winner’s circle.
“I think I had very good confidence today,” said Choi. “I just think, ok one putt, just one stroke. So I think birdie and focus. I don’t know why, not nervous. I think good experience for me.”