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K.J. Choi is one of the best bunker players on the PGA Tour.
Why He's Underrated: You never hear much noise out of K.J. Choi, mostly because his personality is a quiet one. He’s made a lot of noise on the course, however, winning 20 times worldwide. He hasn’t won since the 2011 Players Championship but has played consistently, if unspectacularly, since. He’s played in 47 majors but is still looking for his first title.
Masters Pedigree: In eight Masters appearances, Choi has recorded three Top 10s. He’s also posted 11 rounds under par. In 2010, Choi bogeyed 13 and 14 on Sunday, eventually losing by five to Phil Mickelson. The next year, he made birdie at the ninth on Sunday to tie for the lead. He made bogeys on 17 and 18, shot 38 and finished in a tie for eighth.
Why He Could Challenge: Choi has always been referred to as a solid player—one who doesn’t make many mistakes. He’s not a bomber, but keeps the ball in the fairway and gets shots on the greens a good percentage of the time. He’s really good from the bunkers, ranking fourth in sand saves this year. He comes to the Masters off a sixth-place finish in the Texas Valero Open. He’s shot 11 rounds under par at Augusta National, with his best finish a third in 2004.