Hosung Choi: The Man With The Viral Golf Swing

HoSung Choi sent social media wild this weekend whilst in contention at the Korean Open

Hosung Choi sent social media wild this weekend whilst in contention at the Korean Open

Hosung Choi: The Man With The Viral Golf Swing

The swing of a South Korean professional sent social media wild this weekend.

Hosung Choi was leading the Kolon Korean Open and one user filmed his swing whilst watching the Asian Tour coverage on TV.

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Choi may well own the strangest golf swing seen on Tour right now.

He takes the art of a balanced finish position to a whole new level!

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Course management? He doesn't subscribe to that.

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"I have never seen someone play golf with this much swagger"

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Choi would have qualified for next month's Open Championship at Carnoustie had he won.

CHEONAN, SOUTH KOREA - JUNE 23: Choi Ho-sung of South Korea pictured during the third round of the Kolon Korea Open Golf Championship at Woo Jeong Hills Country Club on June 23, 2018 in Cheonan, South Korea. (Photo by Arep Kulal/Asian Tour/Asian Tour via Getty Images)

Unfortunately a poor final round meant he finished in a tie for 5th place, although he reportedly Monday Qualified for the Korean Open so just being there was an achievement.

CHEONAN, SOUTH KOREA - JUNE 22: Choi Ho-sung of Korea pictured during round two of the Kolon Korea Open Golf Championship at Woo Jeong Hills Country Club on June 22, 2018 in Cheonan, South Korea. (Photo by Arep Kulal/Asian Tour/Asian Tour via Getty Images)

The 44-year-old has won once on the Japan Golf Tour and twice on the Korean Tour.

CHEONAN, SOUTH KOREA - JUNE 22: Choi Ho-sung of Korea pictured during round two of the Kolon Korea Open Golf Championship at Woo Jeong Hills Country Club on June 22, 2018 in Cheonan, South Korea. (Photo by Arep Kulal/Asian Tour/Asian Tour via Getty Images)

His current world ranking is 500 whilst his career-high is 326th.

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Elliott Heath
Elliott Heath

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Honma TR20

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Honma TR20B

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x