In 2007, Choi had a solid season, finishing in the
top 50 on the money list and scoring 4 top ten finishes in the process.
She easily kept her exempt status for 2008. In addition, she won
her first KLPGA tournament at the Hite Cup Championship.
In 2008 and 2009, HJ's record was much the same
as 2007. She made some noise with a 65 at the Evian Masters in 2008.
In 2010, Choi focused on the KLPGA tour most of
the year, and as a result did not maintain membership on the LPGA
tour. She returned to Korea to play full time on the KLPGA.
That proved to be a good decision on HJ's part,
for she had a fairly good 2011 season in her home country. She finished
9th on the money list with three top tens. But by far the highlight
of the year for her came at the year's second Major, the MetLife
KLPGA Championship. Choi put herself into contention through three
rounds on a course that was playing fairly tough. But in the final
round, Choi produced one of the greatest rounds in KLPGA history,
a scintillating 10 under par 62. She vaulted past top players like
So Yeon Ryu (who had recently won the US Women's Open) and Soo Jin
Yang to capture the title, her first Major. To put this in perspective:
the next best score all week was Yang's final round 67.
HJ Choi was busy in 2012 with the birth of her daughter!
She did play a few events early in the season, but took the rest
of the year off to care for her child. She returned to action in
2013 and had a decent year, finishing 17th on the money list with
over 200 million won earned. Her best finish was a runner-up at
the Lotte Cantata Open; she had several other top tens as well.
Choi had.a lakcluster 2014 season. She only made
about 50 million won and finished 52nd on the money list. Her best
result was a pair of 8th place finishes. She struggled a lot in
2015. She missed a bunch of cuts and finished only 94th on the tour
money list. Her best finish all year was a 14th place.
Choi didn't play at all in 2016, and just once in
2017 in a minor league tournament. She continued in the minor leagues
in 2018, but has not played at all since then and may have retired.