Hosung Choi @ AT&T

flushemflushem Members Posts: 1,533 ✭✭
edited Jan 22, 2019 2:03pm in Tour Talk #1
Overnight global star Hosung Choi will play in Pebble Beach at AT&T Pro-Am
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In Japan, Hosung is known as "Tiger" as "Ho" means tiger in Chinese character. Japanese characterizes Hosung as dancing tiger's golf finish. https://www.youtube....WU#action=share



In Korea, his swing is known as "fishing" swing.






[background=transparent]In US, by the special request of Aaron Rodgers, they will play together. [/background]

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[background=transparent]So looking forward to watching Hosung's entertainment and I do hope his great result in his first PGA appearance. [/background]
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  • andrieddleandrieddle Members Posts: 1,798 ✭✭
    Can't wait for this to start
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,657 ClubWRX
    edited Jan 22, 2019 6:48am #3
    Total BS The Masters doesn't host a tournament for lower ranked pros with unusual swings - so provincial and exclusive. We all know it could be held middle of July, just water one of the holes well and play it 18 times, LPGA could have a hole, too, why not?



    And seriously, I'll be watching and hoping he beats a few guys.
  • fairways4lifefairways4life Members Posts: 1,553 ✭✭
    "Ho" means "Tiger" in Chinese character hahaha. Sorry, I couldn't resist. That's just too perfect.



    Go Hosung! (And go Tiger too!)
  • diablocrusherdiablocrusher Members Posts: 169 ✭✭


    "Ho" means "Tiger" in Chinese character hahaha. Sorry, I couldn't resist. That's just too perfect.



    Go Hosung! (And go Tiger too!)




    lol kinda ironic isn't it....
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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16 Members Posts: 7,235 ✭✭
    If Ho means Tiger... then I'm a club "tiger". image/busted_cop.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':busted_cop:' /> image/busted_cop.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':busted_cop:' /> image/busted_cop.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':busted_cop:' /> image/busted_cop.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':busted_cop:' />
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  • CasualLieCasualLie Do Woodchucks Chuck Wood? Members Posts: 1,401 ✭✭
    Please don't pair him with Aaron Rodgers...I was really looking forward to seeing the other "Tiger". Not so interested in seeing Rodgers; I don't think his head will fit on my TV anyways!
  • legitimategolflegitimategolf Golf hard New York NYMembers Posts: 4,615 ✭✭



    "Ho" means "Tiger" in Chinese character hahaha. Sorry, I couldn't resist. That's just too perfect.



    Go Hosung! (And go Tiger too!)




    lol kinda ironic isn't it....




    No it's not ironic. It's fitting.
  • flushemflushem Members Posts: 1,533 ✭✭




    "Ho" means "Tiger" in Chinese character hahaha. Sorry, I couldn't resist. That's just too perfect.



    Go Hosung! (And go Tiger too!)




    lol kinda ironic isn't it....




    No it's not ironic. It's fitting.




    LOL.



    I knew you guys would comment that. Here is better and more educated explanation.



    This is the Tiger "Ho" pronouced in Korean and "Hu" in Chinese.



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  • JayshaftJayshaft Greenville, MIMembers Posts: 385 ✭✭
    That’s what tigers back scar looks like - highly ironic now
  • FergusonFerguson Members Posts: 4,641 ✭✭
    It's not ironic that no Chinese kids are being named Fēi ěr (Phil).
  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,657 ClubWRX
  • FergusonFerguson Members Posts: 4,641 ✭✭
    Hawkeye77 wrote:

    Ferguson wrote:


    It's not ironic that no Chinese kids are being named Fēi ěr (Phil).




    Fact. https://www.google.c...1767526288.html






    Great article.
  • HankshankHankshank Members Posts: 1,555 ✭✭
    Hawkeye77 wrote:

    Ferguson wrote:


    It's not ironic that no Chinese kids are being named Fēi ěr (Phil).




    Fact. https://www.google.c...1767526288.html


    Reminds me of googling after seeing "The Kings Speech". That kings speech impediments was reportedly in part depending on him being forced to be right handed while born left handed.
  • FergusonFerguson Members Posts: 4,641 ✭✭
    Hankshank wrote:

    Hawkeye77 wrote:

    Ferguson wrote:


    It's not ironic that no Chinese kids are being named Fēi ěr (Phil).




    Fact. https://www.google.c...1767526288.html


    Reminds me of googling after seeing "The Kings Speech". That kings speech impediments was reportedly in part depending on him being forced to be right handed while born left handed.




    Research has shown that roughly 91% of all people are right-handed. Those are strong numbers - compelling numbers.

    It begs the question: Was he really born left-handed?



    In Phil's case, he's basically a right-handed person who plays golf as a lefty. This leaves it wide open to a debate about choice and will. And generally speaking, one must have the will to make a choice to overcome doing things that are regarded or viewed as abnormal. This applies to everything in life.



    I think a 6-week conversion course as a toddler would get most of the 9% to convert.





    Choice and will.
  • flushemflushem Members Posts: 1,533 ✭✭
    Ferguson wrote:

    Hankshank wrote:

    Hawkeye77 wrote:

    Ferguson wrote:


    It's not ironic that no Chinese kids are being named Fēi ěr (Phil).




    Fact. https://www.google.c...1767526288.html


    Reminds me of googling after seeing "The Kings Speech". That kings speech impediments was reportedly in part depending on him being forced to be right handed while born left handed.




    Research has shown that roughly 91% of all people are right-handed. Those are strong numbers - compelling numbers.

    It begs the question: Was he really born left-handed?



    In Phil's case, he's basically a right-handed person who plays golf as a lefty. This leaves it wide open to a debate about choice and will. And generally speaking, one must have the will to make a choice to overcome doing things that are regarded or viewed as abnormal. This applies to everything in life.



    I think a 6-week conversion course as a toddler would get most of the 9% to convert.





    Choice and will.




    with all due respect, lefties ain't got nothin' to do with this topic. Let's talk about Hosung, tiger, fishing, dancing........
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  • AceCatKYAceCatKY Members Posts: 638 ✭✭
    Is he playing as a professional or as a "celeb"?
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,657 ClubWRX
    AceCatKY wrote:


    Is he playing as a professional or as a "celeb"?




    He's a pro.
  • bbr16bbr16 Members Posts: 92 ✭✭
    Apparently Rory isn’t a fan of him being there. It’s not really Rory’s place to say who should and who shouldn’t be there. I guess it’s been too long since his last controversy, time to stir the pot.
  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,657 ClubWRX
    bbr16 wrote:


    Apparently Rory isn't a fan of him being there. It's not really Rory's place to say who should and who shouldn't be there. I guess it's been too long since his last controversy, time to stir the pot.




    Make Rory play with Berman then.
  • AceCatKYAceCatKY Members Posts: 638 ✭✭
    Hawkeye77 wrote:

    AceCatKY wrote:


    Is he playing as a professional or as a "celeb"?




    He's a pro.




    So is his exemption because of the goofy swing antics or his merits as a pro? Unfamiliar with him really.
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  • TheMoneyShotTheMoneyShot ***FIGJAM/Twirl of Doom*** Members Posts: 30,472 ✭✭
    Hawkeye77 wrote:

    bbr16 wrote:


    Apparently Rory isn't a fan of him being there. It's not really Rory's place to say who should and who shouldn't be there. I guess it's been too long since his last controversy, time to stir the pot.




    Make Rory play with Berman then.




    Berman and Hosung....
  • mukstermukster Is this the year? North of the 49thMembers Posts: 3,496 ✭✭
    bbr16 wrote:


    Apparently Rory isn’t a fan of him being there. It’s not really Rory’s place to say who should and who shouldn’t be there. I guess it’s been too long since his last controversy, time to stir the pot.




    Well, if he has been invited because of the fact that he is a bit of a “freak show”, and not because of his actual playing ability, then Rory is probably right. However, with the way that Rory has been playing, one would hope that Choi doesn’t kick his butt. That would be a bit of an embarrassment.
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  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,657 ClubWRX
    AceCatKY wrote:

    Hawkeye77 wrote:

    AceCatKY wrote:


    Is he playing as a professional or as a "celeb"?




    He's a pro.




    So is his exemption because of the goofy swing antics or his merits as a pro? Unfamiliar with him really.




    Goofy swing antics, mostly.
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    I look forward to Peter Kostis reviewing his swing with the konikaminoltabizhubswingvisioncamerapresentedbyhermajestythequeen




    Peter Kostis is not left handed.
  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,657 ClubWRX
    edited Jan 23, 2019 10:04pm #27
    Johnny Miller carried a left handed 5 iron when learning the game.



    Hosung has two right hands.
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  • iBanestoiBanesto Niclas Fasth Members Posts: 4,445 ✭✭
    Hawkeye77 wrote:

    AceCatKY wrote:

    Hawkeye77 wrote:

    AceCatKY wrote:


    Is he playing as a professional or as a "celeb"?




    He's a pro.




    So is his exemption because of the goofy swing antics or his merits as a pro? Unfamiliar with him really.




    Goofy swing antics, mostly.




    It is true his swing has brought the golfing world's attention and got him the invite.



    But he did win the Casio World Open late last year.



    More than likely he will probably struggle with the course length/condition in the US.
  • Darth PutterDarth Putter Members Posts: 4,726 ✭✭
    Hosung Choi is currently ranked #194 in the world and as mentioned above won the Casio Open in Japan in November.



    He's just behind golfers like Sean O'Hair, Robert Streb, Matthew Southgate, Nicolas Colsaerts and YE Yang and just ahead of Soren Kjeldsen, Kevin Streelman, Padraig Harrington, Rory Sabbatini and Ollie Schniederjans.
    swing is irrelevant, score is everything

    just say NO.... to practice swings
  • grm24grm24 Western PAMembers Posts: 3,087 ✭✭
    edited Jan 23, 2019 11:03pm #30


    Hosung Choi is currently ranked #194 in the world and as mentioned above won the Casio Open in Japan in November.



    He's just behind golfers like Sean O'Hair, Robert Streb, Matthew Southgate, Nicolas Colsaerts and YE Yang and just ahead of Soren Kjeldsen, Kevin Streelman, Padraig Harrington, Rory Sabbatini and Ollie Schniederjans.
    My guess is Rory has only seen video of him and has no other knowledge of him. Of course Rory brings up the tired old line of someone taking a spot away from a PGA touring pro. Utter BS. I guess he forgets about sponsor exemptions. Like the ones he received when he began his professional career. Though I'm sure he didn't think then that he was taking the spot of some other touring pro.
  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Masters! ClubWRX Posts: 17,657 ClubWRX
    Rory will be wondering why lots of guys are playing that week, lol.
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