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Choi: 'If I'm able to win it, I want to give it all to charity'

8/2/2007 - Golf K.J. Choi

AKRON, Ohio -- K.J. Choi can think of 10 million reasons why he
wants to win the FedEx Cup, and it adds up to one reason why he
might be a sentimental favorite.

"If I'm able to win it, I want to give it all to charity, 100
percent," Choi said.

The FedEx Cup is a yearlong points race that culminates with
four tournaments at the end of the year, with the winner getting
$10 million in deferred compensation. Choi was asked what it would
feel like to be paired with Tiger Woods in the final group with
something that large riding on the outcome. That led him to talk
about charity.

"I could think of so many things I could do with that money, so
many good things," Choi said through his agent and interpreter,
Michael Yim of IMG. "I want to help a lot of the unfortunate kids
around the world. I want to set up my own foundation, like Tiger.
Thinking about what I can do with that money, it just motivates me.

"I think I'd be too happy thinking about that to feel any
pressure playing with Tiger," he said. "I'm looking forward to
the PGA Championship and the FedEx Cup. It's just a lot of
opportunity for me to do some good deeds for those kids that really
need it."

Choi already has won twice this year, at the Memorial and AT&T
National, putting him at No. 5 in the FedEx Cup standings.