He’s got a long way to go to catch Bill Murray in the popularity department, but he’s certainly trying.
Ho-sung Choi,who has captured the attention of golf fans and players themselves with his iconic swings, will be coming to Pebble Beach Golf Links for this year’s annual AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, slated for Feb. 7-10.
The 45-year-old has accepted a sponsor’s exemption.
“I never imagined this day would come,” Choi said, according to multiple reports. “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.”
While many–including Choi himself–have gotten a kick out of his some of his swings, he’s the real deal. He has two Japan Golf Tour titles to his name and has propelled himself into the top 200 of the Official World Golf Ranking (he’s right at No. 200) for the first time.
Tickets for this year’s AT&T Pro-Am are now available. Click here for more info.