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K.J. Choi thrives in the wind, and Tigers Woods' game travels from Australia
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) ' K.J. Choi and Tiger Woods did most of their work before the wind arrived Thursday at the Chevron World Challenge.
Choi birdied his opening five holes at Sherwood Country Club, then held on in gusts up to 30 mph for a 6-under 66 that gave him a three-shot lead over Woods and Steve Stricker at the final official tournament in America this year.
Perhaps it's no surprise that the top three players all dealt with the wind at the Presidents Cup in Australia. For Choi, he has become used to such conditions after moving to Dallas.
Only three other players managed to break par.
Woods, the tournament host, birdied four of his first five holes and looked as good as he did during a two-week swing Down Under.