Thursday, May 19, 2011
K.J. Choi is Nice
You can have your Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelsons. Enjoy your Adam Scotts, Rickie Fowlers and Ian Poulters. All I want is K.J. Choi, the silent assassin that has oh-so quietly won eight PGA Tour events over his career, including the Players Championship.
What did Choi do with that $1.71 million check? He cut a big chunk out of it, and gave it to the relief efforts of those affected by the recent Tornados in southeastern America. Yep, that would be a cool $200,000 he's just giving away.
"While winning the Players Championship was a defining point in my life, there were those who were going through their low point," Choi said in a statement on Wednesday. "I want the victims of the tornadoes to know that their misfortunes will not be ignored."
Maybe we make too big of a deal out of these guys donating money, since it really doesn't matter to them, but honestly, isn't it the thought that counts? I love that he doesn't mind cutting a check out of this and giving it to people he doesn't even know. We'd like to think we'd all want to do something like this, but who knows? Maybe the money would change us, and we'd forget about all the other little people in this world.
So, thanks, Mr. Choi, for being one of the good guys.