Choi Has The Craziest Swing In Pro Golf

The sporting world was very close to getting to know South Korean journeyman Ho-Sung Choi next month at the Open Championship, but thanks to the R&A’s qualifying series and the Golf Channel’s coverage of the Korean Open, Choi’s unorthodox swing went semi-viral amongst golf diehards over the weekend.


The Korean Open awards qualifying spots to the top-two finishers into next month’s Open Championship at Carnoustie and through three days, Choi was in position to punch his ticket. His stellar play notwithstanding, the instant following the 554th-ranked golfer in the world garnered wasn’t because of the amount of birdies he made, but the manner in which he did it. Tour pros Tee-k Kelly and Ryan Ruffels brought Choi’s majestic swing to the forefront of many minds and hearts late Friday night.


“If Chi Chi Rodriguez and Gary Player had a golf school, what would their first professional golfer swing like? Voila,” Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee said. “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.

“In an era when professional golfers get accused of having golf swings that all look alike, I’ve never seen anyone swing quite like Ho Sung Choi.”

Unfortunately for golf fans around the world, Choi fell off the pace on the back nine on Sunday, shooting a 4-over par 39 to drop him from second place and a ticket to Scotland into a respectable tie for fifth alongside Kevin Na. 

While we wait with bated breath for the next time Choi pops up on a late-night golf broadcast, don’t be scared to inject a little Ho-Sung into your own game; apparently, it works.