Bio: Interest in golf grew after one of his high school teachers recommended he try the sport. Began studying Jack Nicklaus lesson books and videos and spent long hours hitting practice balls on his island home's only practice range. Later studied under Phil Ritson.
Currently coached by Steve Bann. First Korean to earn PGA Tour card.
Grew up the son of a farmer/fisherman and as a teenage powerlifter earned the nickname "Tank" because he could squat 350 pounds although he weighed a mere 95. He didn't have the upper-body strength to pursue that sport, so he turned to golf at age 16.
After his 2005 victory, donated $90,000 to the Korean Presbyterian Church in Greensboro, NC, that he has attended each year he played the tournament.
(Bio information from Golfweek research and pgatour.com)
PGA Tour tee times and pairings for final round of the 2016 Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif, including Bubba Watson, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson and Jason Kokrak.
PGA Tour tee times and pairings for third round of the 2016 Northern Trust Open at Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif, including Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, Dustin Johnson and Jason Kokrak.
David Dusek breaks down Hideki Matsuyama's winning bag, explains K.J. Choi's driver change at TPC Scottsdale and gives you the details on the hybrid Phil Mickelson hit 251 yards for a brush-in eagle on Thursday.
It's an Open for the ages. 53-year-old Greg Norman led for most of the day before a late round surge from K.J. Choi finally overtook him. With the weather predicted to get worse before it gets better, will The Shark be able to withstand the storm?
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