Hosung Choi Receives Invite To Pebble Beach Pro-Am

The man with the viral golf swing will make his PGA Tour debut very soon

Hosung Choi Receives Invite To Pebble Beach Pro-Am

The man with the viral golf swing will make his PGA Tour debut very soon

Hosung Choi Receives Invite To Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Social media sensation Hosung Choi will make his PGA Tour debut in just a few weeks.

That's after he accepted an invitation to tee it up in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

The South Korean, who has a "fisherman swing" according to Korean outlets, grew popular online after videos of his swing emerged.

Watch his swing below:

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"I never imagined this day would come," Choi said.

"I took up golf at the age of 25, after a hard life.

"I'm fully aware that none of this would be possible without the love and support of my fans. I will of course do my best, wherever I go."

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The 45-year-old won the Casio World Open in November which was his second victory on the Japan Golf Tour.

He currently ranks 200th in the Official World Golf Ranking after recently reaching a career-high of 197th.

Petitions have been created to get Choi into big events before, like the 2018 Open at Carnoustie and the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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Whilst he didn't get into the 2018 Open, he could still play in Phoenix if he manages a good result at Pebble Beach.

The Pebble Beach Pro-Am takes place from 7-10th February. It sees celebrities play with the professionals across Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill and Monterrey Peninsula Country Club.

Ted Potter Jr is the defending champion this year after beating Jason Day, Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and Chez Reavie by three strokes last year.

Choi is teeing it up this week at the Singapore Open which was won by Sergio Garcia last year.

Garcia is back to defend his title whilst Englishmen Paul Casey and Matt Fitzpatrick also feature.

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, 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 covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-6. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!


Elliott is currently playing:


Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x