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Choi wins The Players

South Korea’s KJ Choi has beaten American David Toms in a sudden death play-off to win the richest event in golf-The Players Championship in Florida.

Toms, the 2001 USPGA champion and Choi both shot two under on the final day to finish the tournament on 13 under and force a play-off.

Toms was one in front with just three holes to go, but he bogeyed the 16th to take the scores level. At the 17th Choi made a 10 foot put for a two, but a birdie by Toms on the 18th after he holed a 17 foot put meant that the scores were equal.

The play-off only lasted for one hole, the famous island green 17th when Toms three putted and Choi made par.

It was Choi’s 8th PGA Tour win, but his first in three years. He moves from 34th position in the World Golf Rankings to 15th

Choi said: "The back nine is really difficult and puts a lot of pressure on you, but for some reason today I felt very comfortable out there.

"I've worked with my swing coach Steve Bann for over six years now and we've gone through a lot of work together.

"The swing that I have right now doesn't really break down under pressure situations.”

American Paul Goydo came in third finishing on 11 under, with fellow American Nick Watney and England’s Luke Donald tying for fourth place one shot behind.

Northern Irelands Graeme McDowell started the final day one shot in front, but ended up finishing tied 33rd after a disastrous final round of 79, finding the water on many holes

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