Internet Sensation Hosung Choi Wins On The Japan Golf Tour

The Korean has one of the strangest swings in professional golf

Hosung Choi Wins

The Korean has one of the strangest swings in professional golf

Internet Sensation Hosung Choi Wins On The Japan Golf Tour

One of the great things about golf is that there is no perfect golf swing and every player has their own individual way of going about things.

'Swing your swing' is always a good motto and there is nobody who personifies that more than Hosung Choi.

Choi, the man with the viral golf swing, won for third time as a professional at the weekend and some of the videos of him in action do not disappoint.

The Korean sealed the Casio World Open on the Japan Golf Tour for his second JGT title.

Watch some of the videos below of his swing during his victory:

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It was a career highlight for Choi who moves up to a career-high 209th in the world.

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We're not lucky enough to get to see much of him but hopefully that will change in the future.

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He almost qualified for The Open this year but narrowly missed out on a spot at the Korean Open, where his golf swing became an internet sensation.

Choi clearly sees the funny side of it, as he lifted the trophy with one leg raised in the air as he does in his follow through.

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Choi finished the tournament at 15 under par and won by a single stroke after a clutch birdie at the par-5 18th.

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He beat Australian Brendan Jones by one and was two ahead of 2009 USPGA Champion YE Yang and Yuta Ikeda.

Ikeda is one of the stars of the Japanese circuit and reached a career-high of 33rd in the world last year.

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Elliott Heath
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Elliott Heath is our News Editor 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. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, 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 2-5. 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!


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