Choi Ho-sung

Choi Ho-sung (Korean: 최호성; born 23 September 1973) is a South Korean professional golfer.

Choi Ho-sung
Personal information
Born (1973-09-23) 23 September 1973 (age 47)
Height1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb; 12.0 st)
Nationality South Korea
Career
StatusProfessional
Current tour(s)Japan Golf Tour
Former tour(s)Korean Tour
OneAsia Tour
Professional wins5
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour3
Other2

Choi has played on the Korean Tour and OneAsia Tour. He won the 2013 Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia PGA Championship,[1] co-sanctioned by the OneAsia Tour and the Japan Golf Tour, making him eligible for Japan Golf Tour membership. Since 2013 he has played primarily on the Japan Golf Tour. On 24 November 2018, Choi won the Casio World Open on the Japan Tour.[2]

Choi has an idiosyncratic follow-through. His action has been dubbed "The Fisherman Swing" and has won him many fans on social media and elsewhere.[3]

Professional wins (5)Edit

Japan Golf Tour wins (3)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 25 Mar 2013 Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia PGA Championship1 −19 (67-70-65-67=269) 2 strokes   Juvic Pagunsan,   Song Young-han,
  Kaname Yokoo
2 25 Nov 2018 Casio World Open −15 (67-70-69-67=273) 1 stroke   Brendan Jones
3 10 Nov 2019 Heiwa PGM Championship −14 (68-67-68-67=270) 2 strokes   Shugo Imahira

1Co-sanctioned by the OneAsia Tour

OneAsia Tour wins (1)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 25 Mar 2013 Enjoy Jakarta Indonesia PGA Championship1 −19 (67-70-65-67=269) 2 strokes   Juvic Pagunsan,   Song Young-han,
  Kaname Yokoo

1Co-sanctioned by the Japan Golf Tour

Korean Tour wins (2)Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "South Korea's Choi Ho-sung takes Indonesia PGA Championship crown". South China Morning Post. 1 April 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Polkinghome, David (25 November 2018). "Canberra golfer Brendan Jones falls one shot short in Casio World Open". Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  3. ^ Myers, Alex (23 June 2018). "This tour pro has the funniest swing ever -- and he's about to qualify for the British Open". Golf Digest. Retrieved 25 November 2018.

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