After three rounds of the Kolon Korea Open, Hosung Choi finds himself at eight-under-par and just two shots off the lead. He’s well and truly in the mix to win his national championship.

But that’s not the reason why Choi has become an overnight celebrity in the golf world.

Video’s of Choi’s swing are going viral on social media for Choi’s hilarious follow-throughs, shot reactions and bucketloads of swagger.

It gets better. If Choi finishes in the top two (he led by four through 36 holes after Monday qualifying), he’ll earn a spot in the British Open at Carnoustie.




He’s even garnering support from higher-profile golfers in the US, from world No.2 Justin Thomas: to young Australian pro Ryan Ruffels: