Viral sensation playing in final group hits drive one inch

Remember Hosung Choi? The pro golfer who has a mostly-normal golf swing apart from his follow through, which is extremely not-normal? He was a super big deal in golf for about five minutes.

Hosung Choi and his crazy swing caught the attention of the golf world.

Truth be told, I quite enjoyed Hosung’s schtick at first. He had an interesting back story and always claimed his crazy post-shot antics were his way of “surviving” amid the intense pressure of professional golf, which was probably true, but there was also a heavy dose of showmanship along the way. But whatever, it was entertaining.

And then, at one point, he accidentally hit a playing partner with his golf clubs, which isn’t just dangerous, it’s also very unfair to your playing partner, who’s also a pro out there trying to make a living.

But what goes around comes around, because during the Korea Professional Golf Tour’s Busan Gyeongnam Open, Hosung hit a drive that was almost a complete whiff, but wasn’t. That’s the good news. The bad news? The drive only finished about an inch from where it started.

It’s a product of Hosung hitting a solid foot behind the ball and taking a divot with his driver while playing in the final group.


Luke Kerr-Dineen Contributor

Luke Kerr-Dineen is the Game Improvement Editor at GOLF Magazine and In his role he oversees the brand’s game improvement content spanning instruction, equipment, health and fitness, across all of GOLF’s multimedia platforms.

An alumni of the International Junior Golf Academy and the University of South Carolina–Beaufort golf team, where he helped them to No. 1 in the national NAIA rankings, Luke moved to New York in 2012 to pursue his Masters degree in Journalism from Columbia University. His work has also appeared in USA Today, Golf Digest, Newsweek and The Daily Beast.