‘Fishing Swing’ Choi Ho-seong challenges to win the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Tour SK Telecom Open (total prize money of 1.3 billion won).
Choi Ho-seong shot a 4 under par 67 in the third round of the tournament held at Pinx GC (par 71) in Seogwipo, Jeju on the 20th. Choi Ho-seong, who recorded a total of 11 under par and 202 strokes in the third round, will enter the final round as a tie for the lead with Baek Seok-hyun.
Choi Ho-seong, who learned to play golf on his own, became world-famous thanks to his unique swing posture that resembles grabbing a fishing rod when fishing.
Choi Ho-seong, who turns 50 in September and is eligible to play on the senior tour, has won the KPGA Tour for the first time in 12 years since winning the Lake Hills Open in 2011.
Choi Ho-seong won two KPGA tours, including the 2008 Hana Tour Championship and the Lake Hills Open. Choi Ho-seong, who won three times on the Japan Professional Golf Tour, won the 2019 Heiwa PGM Championship last, so it is a challenge to win the championship in Korea and Japan in 4 years.
On this day, Choi Ho-seong missed the green five times, but when he hit the green in the regular number of at-bats, as the number of putts was only 1.62, he saved the birdie opportunity and blocked most of the bogey crises, showing excellent green play. He made five birdies and only made one bogey.
Choi Ho-seong said, “I thought I could compete for the championship in the final round only if I cut 3 or 4 strokes, but he is satisfied with 4 strokes less.”
Choi Ho-seong, who played 27 holes including the rest of the first round the day before, said, “My feet are a little heavy. They throb. But it’s good that the weather for the final round is clear.”
Choi Ho-seong said, “It feels good to be with young players on this stage.” “I’m old, but as the saying goes, ‘skip time’, I always want to overcome the limit. I wonder when and how far I will go,” he laughed. .
Baek Seok-hyun, who took the lead in the first and second rounds, lost one stroke that day, but kept the lead for all three days and kept the opportunity to win the first KPGA Tour in his life with a wire-to-wire victory.
Baek Seok-hyun, who had 2 birdies and 3 bogeys, confessed, “It was a long day because the game didn’t go well.
Baek Seok-hyun, who got married in December of last year, said, “This tournament was the first time I’ve been caught on TV since I got married. My wife is watching the game with her mother-in-law at home, and I’m happy to show that I’m this kind of person.” I will solve the game following the strategy method and will not miss the opportunity when it comes.”안전놀이터
Lee Tae-hoon (Canada) caught up with 3rd place (10 under par, 203 strokes) by one stroke, and Lee Tae-hee, Lee Jae-kyung, Kim Sung-yong, Kim Woo-hyun, and Park Gyeong-nam tied for 4th place with 9 under par and 204 strokes.
Choi Kyung-ju, who made the 20th cut of the tournament, shot a 4-under-par 67 that day and moved up to a tie for 15th place (5-under 208). Choi Kyung-joo, who caught only four birdies, said, “I’m a little disappointed with the putt, but I’m happy that we played bogey-free games in both the 2nd and 3rd rounds.” Defending champion Kim Bio reduced 5 strokes to move up to 15th place tied with Choi Kyung-ju.