Social media sensation Ho-sung Choi is set to make his PGA Tour debut next month after he was reportedly given a sponsor’s exemption in to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am field
Ho-sung Choi, who hit the headlines and became a social media sensation on several occasions last year thanks to his unorthodox golf swing, has been extended a sponsor’s invite to play in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.
Last week we reported on an online petition for the multiple Japan Tour winner and World No. 200 to receive a sponsor’s invite to play at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Launched by Derek Deminsky, the petition was simple in it’s aim: They believed ‘greatest show on earth’ also needs the ‘greatest showman in the game’
And while the 45-year-old Korean might not yet be confirmed for the Phoenix field, it appears PGA Tour fans can at least see his unusual golf swing up close at Pebble Beach at the start of February after many reports he has accepted the invitation.
“I never imagined this day would come,” Choi was reported to have told Korean media. “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.”
As for the petition , which is currently just shy of 6000 signatures, it’s still going strong. It reads:
Dear PGA Tour/Phoenix Thunderbirds/Whom it may concern,
Once in a generation golfer, Hosung Choi, has BURST out onto the scene and into our hearts this past 2018. Being arguably the most entertaining golfer to watch, I and many others strongly feel he deserves a sponsors exemption into the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open. The “greatest show on grass” NEEDS to have the greatest showman in the game. We are politely asking that you would extend one of your sponsors exemptions to Hosung Choi, so that we can see his greatness up close.