“People say I look like a ‘long-legged man’, but the truth is that I get more out of training with my kids. Thanks to that, I don’t think I’m aging well.’
Starting in 2020, ‘Tank’ Choi Kyung-ju (53) selects 10 aspiring golfers to train together at his home in Dallas, Texas. Although camps have been held mainly in China for a long time, since the COVID-19 crisis, it has been decided that home is the safest place to camp. This year, they started training on the 4th of next month and opened the ‘Dallas Golf Class’ using the Texas Golf Center and nearby golf courses for 6 weeks until the 16th of next month. A “bunker shot master,” he worked hard to help players dream big by using the sand used at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, USA, where the major championships are held, for the bunkers at the training ground. Lee Jae-kyung and Kim Min-kyu, who graduated from the Choi Gyeong-joo Foundation, who grew up in this way, have risen to become top players in men’s golf in Korea 온라인카지노. The goal is not just to nurture young players. Still dreaming of winning, he competes in competitions during his training period. Choi Kyung-joo, who has won 8 wins on the PGA Tour and has been playing mainly on the senior tour since two years ago, got a chance to participate as an invited player, with a 4-under 66 in the first round of the PGA Tour Sony Open (Hawaii Waialay Country Club, par 70). He tied for 11th place, two strokes behind the leading group. Choi Kyung-ju was pushed back by younger players the same age as his son, but won with accuracy. It was 129th with a drive shot distance of 287.7 yards (144 players), but the fairway landing rate was tied for first place with 78.57%. The green hit rate was also tied for 32nd with 77.78%. Out of 5 birdies (1 bogey), 2 were successful from a distance of more than 10m, and his putting sense was excellent. Choi Kyung-joo said, “I thought about when I won this tournament in 2008, so I played happily.” Since winning the Players Championship in 2011, Choi Kyung-ju has not added a win on the PGA Tour. He won one senior tour in 2021.
Jordan Spieth, Taylor Montgomery, and Chris Kirk (above USA) each shot a 6-under-par 64 to form a joint lead group in the first round. Kim Seong-hyun, who finished the 16th hole at sunset, tied for 4th place with 5 under par, and Kim Si-woo tied for 22nd place (3 under par).