Ho-Sung Choi isn’t your typical PGA TOUR rookie. The South Korean born golfer will be a 45-year-old at the time of his debut.
What makes his first appearance even more remarkable is that he didn’t even begin playing golf until he was 25 years old, a peak age for pros on the PGA TOUR. But his age isn’t what has everyone buzzing about his debut.
What Choi is most known for is his unorthodox swing. Chances are you’ve already seen a clip of his wild follow-through floating around your social feed.
Choi and his swing will make their debut at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and he couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity. “I never imagined this day would come,” Choi told Korean reporters. “I took up golf at the age of 25, after a hard life. I’m fully aware that none of this would be possible without the love and support of my fans. I will, of course, do my best, wherever I go.”
It may seem like a publicity move by the PGA TOUR to get Choi into the event but he’s also one heck of a player that deserves a shot. Ho-Sung may look like he’s hacking it around out there but the fact is that he’s won three tournaments on the international level, including the Casio World Open in Japan last year.
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Believe it or not, Choi is close to breaking into the very top of the sport, as he’s currently ranked 200th in the world golf rankings without ever having played on the PGA TOUR.
While many will be excited just to see his swing in action, others will also be interested to see how well he performs at Pebble Beach. And if he ends up with a strong showing, it may not be the last time we see that crazy swing grace our televisions this year.
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