Rolex Rankings Move of the Week: Na Yeon Choi

Na Yeon Choi
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Na Yeon Choi of South Korea hits her approach shot on the first hole during the final round of the CME Group Titleholders at the TwinEagles Club on November 18, 2012 in Naples, Florida.

Na Yeon Choi had the Rolex Rankings Move of the Week moving up two spots to No. 2. Choi managed to hold onto her third-round lead to capture her seventh-career LPGA victory at the season-ending CME Group Titleholders, taking home the $500,000 first-place check after firing rounds of 67-68-69-70 to finish with a 14-under 274. Finishing two shots behind Choi is fellow Korean and Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year So Yeon Ryu.

The 25-year-old started her round with a double-bogey on the par-4 No. 3 but bounced back with an eagle two holes later, sinking a nine-foot eagle putt. She finished her round with three birdies and one bogey en route to her second title this season.

"Actually I was very nervous even last night.  I told all the people, you know, leading tournament is always like extra pressure.  I think that's why I had pressure from the last night even front nine today, but when I had double bogey."

Choi admitted to preferring a chasing position than holding the lead and said it suits her game to be able to play more aggressive coming from behind.

"And when I chasing or tied first place with So Yeon, I mean, at that moment I felt more comfortable than leading," said Choi. "Maybe it sounds a little weird, but I think I like chasing somebody and then I can play more aggressive and I think that's Na Yeon, I think that's me."


Topics: Rolex Rankings Move of the Week, CME Group Tour Championship, Choi, Na Yeon

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