The US$750,000 tournament, jointly sanctioned by the Asian Tour and Korean Golf Tour, will take place at the exclusive Haesley Nine Bridges Golf Club from October 20-23, 2011, and is one of four new events to feature on the 2011 Asian Tour Schedule.
Choi, who is the first Asian to host his own golf tournament, expressed his delight that Kim has agreed to lend his star credentials in the CJ Invitational.
"I am honoured and grateful that Anthony Kim has accepted our invitation to compete in the CJ Invitational. His presence will help ensure a successful launch to our new tournament as he has achieved great success early in his career," said Choi, who is an Asian Tour honorary member and an eight-time winner on the PGA Tour.
The tenacious Kim is rated as one of America's hottest young talents after he secured two victories in 2008 at the Wachovia Championship and AT&T National. He also earned a maiden appearance in the Ryder Cup that same year where he pulled off a convincing singles victory over Spaniard Sergio Garcia in the US triumph over Europe.
The 26-year-old Kim, whose parents are from Korea, won a third title at the Shell Houston Open in 2010 before undergoing surgery on his left thumb which ruled him out for several months. He returned to action earlier this year and showed glimpses of his best form with a tied fifth finish at the British Open in July, which was his career third top-10 in a Major.
"I'm looking forward to playing in the CJ Invitational. K.J. has been a great role model for many players due to his work ethics and success around the world and it was really easy for me to accept his invitation to play. Moreover, I always enjoy going back to Korea to compete in front of the Korean fans who are very supportive of the game," said Kim.
CJ Group, Korea's food-to-entertainment conglomerate, has a three-year agreement to title sponsor the tournament which will be beamed live on the Asian Tour's global television platform which reaches over 200 countries and 850 million homes. It will also be broadcast on KBS and J-Golf channel.
The tournament will feature 55 players each from the Asian Tour and Korean Golf Tour plus 10 sponsor's invitations, making it a 120-man field.
The K.J. Choi Foundation and CJ Donors Camp will conduct various initiatives to support the local communities as Choi is a keen supporter of worthy charity programmes both in Korea and around the world.
The Haesley Nine Bridges Golf Club, a par-72, 7,229-yard championship course, is rated as one of the finest in Korea. Its ambition is to become the "Best Private Members Club in the World."