By Alex Myers
You never know what you’ll find when you check Golf Twitter in the middle of the night. Still half asleep while feeding the baby, I suddenly felt a jolt of electricity created by the buzz over a South Korean tour pro. A South Korean tour pro who has the craziest/funniest swing you’ve ever seen in tournament golf. And one who has a chance to qualify for next month’s The Open.
Watch Hosung Choi’s golf swing for yourself. And try to keep from LOLing. It’s impossible.
This can’t be real? https://t.co/HDo6JoqS1n
— Ryan Ruffels (@RRuffels) June 23, 2018
Oh, but it’s very real. Choi’s action has been dubbed “The Fisherman Swing.” And he’s in serious contention at this week’s Korean Open, where he’s tied through second after three rounds.
— Asian Tour (@asiantourgolf) June 22, 2018
Apparently, he goes to this Happy Gilmore-esque finish when he really needs to draw the ball. Although, it sounds like a tip Club Pro Guy would give. Anyway, here are a few more looks at this guy:
In the U.S. we call ugly pro golfer swings a "Caddie Swing". Apparently in Korea they call them a "Fisherman Swing". We don't deserve Hosung Choi. Enjoy. #TourSauce #kolonkoreaopen pic.twitter.com/IZ1uGRoiFN
— My Name Is Earl (@TheBossman102) June 23, 2018
— Mario Vukusic (@vukusic_mario) June 23, 2018
— Chris (@GolfGuy77) June 23, 2018
I particularly like that last clip when the announcer goes, “That is … extraordinary.” Yes. Yes, it is.