jlm53089 wrote:I like Chris Dimarco.
But that KJ Choi picture is beautiful.
More info about Kyung-Ju Choi
Before picking up golf Choi was a competitive power lifter, being able to squat 350 pounds as a 95 pound 13 year-old teenager, thus aptly nicknamed "Tank" by South Koreans.
After his 7th PGA Tour victory at the 2008 Sony Open in Hawaii, Choi donated $320,000 of his earnings to the victims' families of a warehouse fire in Seoul, South Korea which killed over forty people.
Choi came to the U.S. late in his life, learned the language while trying to make a living in pro golf and make sure his family adjusted to a new country. Unlike many foreign athletes who know English perfectly and still hide behind an interpreter because it’s easier to dodge media questions that way - see Ichiro and for years Yao Ming - Choi will do interviews in English. Which gives the fans much more truthful answers and a much better feel for the real guy behind the golfer.
And Choi speaks fine English. He’s engaging and insightful - see his story on using that $49 infomercial putter grip in Tour competition. He’s actually one of the better interviews on Tour. He even tells a good joke.