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A Star (?) Has Risen: Ho Sung Choi

When you think of golfers that have weird swings or awkward motions, a couple guys that might come to mind right away might be Jim Furyk, Hideki Matsuyama, & everyone's favorite to rag on even though in no way shape or form is he a golfer, Charles Barkley. Over the weekend, the world was introduced to a man that will now join this group of dudes who will make you question how someone was ok with letting these guys learn to swing this way, Ho Sung Choi. 

 

Choi was competing in the Korean Open this past weekend to earn an invitation to Carnoustie for the Open Championship. I couldn't possibly tell you how, or if the field for the Korean Open was full of weekend hackers, but Choi found himself in contention for 1 of 2 open invitation spots as he was 2 strokes behind the leader after 54 holes heading into the final round.

Choi shot a 74 yesterday and didn't earn one of the invitation spots, but he certainly left his mark on the golf world and gained a lot of fans. Hopefully one day we will get to see Choi compete on the PGA Tour, but it could be a while till we ever get to witness that.  

 

 

Brandel Chamblee stated,"If Chi Chi Rodriguez and Gary Player had a golf school, what would their first professional golfer swing like? Voila. Both those legends had walk through finishes, but Ho Sung has taken this move to a new level with a borderline pirouette to keep from hanging back." 

This guy is the modern day Happy Gilmore with the step-through swing, and I'm all for it. Go. Choi. Go.   


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