Hu Sung Choi Reels In New USA Fan Base Including Spieth With His ‘Fisherman’s Swing’.

Pebble Beach, California …..

Among the biggest spectator followings in the lead-up to this week’s AT & T Pebble Beach Pro-Am has been Hu Sung Choi.

Choi does not speak fluent English but it’s not his talking that has created most interest but more his theatre on the tee.

The 45-year old South Korean enjoys a huge worldwide following for his ‘fisherman’s swing’ and to use a fishing term, Choi has reeled-in plenty more fans already this week including a former Pebble Beach champion.

“It is my first time here in the United States, so I can’t even put into words how incredibly happy and grateful I am to have this opportunity here,” he said through an interpreter”

Ho Sung Choi at Pebble Beach. Photo @Getty)

It did not take long in his pre-tournament interview for Choi to be asked about the swing mechanics of his swing.

“I personally love my swing. I didn’t start golf until I was in my late 20s, so technically I didn’t take any lessons growing up,” he said.

“But regarding flexibility or anything like that, I might not have as much compared to the other Tour players, but I do what I can with what I have.

“And also with the advancement in technology and with how far these players are hitting it nowadays I needed to find my own unique way to get that extra distance. And by hitting it hard and by swinging hard I was able to swing the way I do right now, so that might result in to how I’m swinging it.”

Among the biggest spectator followings in the lead-up to this week’s AT & T Pebble Beach Pro-Am has been Hu Sung Choi.

Choi does not speak fluent English but it’s not his talking that has created most interest but more the theatre on the tee.

The 45-year old South Korean enjoys a huge worldwide following for his ‘fisherman’s swing’ and to use a fishing term, Choi has already caught plenty more fans and also a former Pebble Beach champion.

“It is my first time here in the United States, so I can’t even put into words how incredibly happy and grateful I am to have this opportunity here,” he said through an interpreter”

It did not take long in his pre-tournament interview for Choi to be asked about the swing mechanics of his swing.

“I personally love my swing. I didn’t start golf until I was in my late 20s, so technically I didn’t take any lessons growing up,” he said.

“But regarding flexibility or anything like that, I might not have as much compared to the other Tour players, but I do what I can with what I have.

“And also with the advancement in technology and with how far these players are hitting it nowadays I needed to find my own unique way to get that extra distance. And by hitting it hard and by swinging hard I was able to swing the way I do right now, so that might result in to how I’m swinging it.”

Among those fascinated by Choi’s swing is four-time Major winning Jordan Spieth and also winner of the 2017 AT & T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

“I’m actually fascinated clearly by his swing and the way that he … moves around,” said Spieth.

“But I would almost say funniest … the most entertaining videos I’ve seen were actually some of his putts where he’ll spin the way he wants the ball to start moving around and then when it goes in he’ll give one of those kind of fist pumps and it’s just, it’s really entertaining.



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