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Online petition aims to get Hosung Choi into the Waste Management Phoenix Open

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Hosung Choi may well be the most popular golfer in history who hasn’t yet appeared on the PGA Tour, and a petition demanding that he receives an invite into this year’s Waste Management Phoenix Open is gathering momentum.

PGA professional, Derek Deminsky, created the petition which you can find here at Change.org. As Deminsky puts it “The ‘greatest show on grass’ NEEDS to have the greatest showman in the game”, and when you see the way Choi performs, it’s hard to disagree with that assessment.

The petition currently has over 1,600 signatures and over the last couple of weeks has been gaining more and more support.

Choi has no status on the PGA Tour, and the only way in which he will be able to thrill the baying mob on the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale is through a sponsors exemption.

It may seem like a novelty request to get a 45-year-old with an eccentric swing into next month’s field in Phoenix. But make no mistake, Choi can play, and he is on the march, currently performing better than he ever has done in his career.

Just over a month ago, the South Korean won on the Japan Golf Tour, and Choi begins 2019 sitting 202nd in the Official World Golf Ranking, his highest ever position, having risen over 300 places in just 12 months.

If you want to see the likes of that swagger in front of 20,000 fans at “The Coliseum” in Phoenix, then go ahead and do the right thing.

Sign the petition to get Hosung Choi into the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giancarlomag

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  1. Tom

    Jan 3, 2019 at 3:56 pm

    I would like to also see a player dressed as Ronald MacDonald play in this years event, with those great big giant shoes…..

    • Rascal

      Jan 7, 2019 at 9:11 pm

      He would refuse to play, as he’d be completely overshadowed by the force of nature Choi.

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Johnny Miller returns to the airwaves on Real Golf Talk, Callaway’s new podcast

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Johnny Miller is back sharing his opinions on the game on Callaway’s new podcast: Real Golf Talk, which aired its first episode today (listen here on Soundcloud).

The longtime NBC golf announcer retired from broadcasting earlier this year, but Miller now features alongside avid golfer and television host Chris Harrison on the podcast, which will air six episodes in 2019 and eight in future seasons.

Speaking on the opportunity to work alongside Johnny Miller on the podcast, co-host Chris Harrison stated

“Johnny Miller was a legend on the course and in the TV booth there was no equal. I know he’s got more to say on the world of golf and the world in general. There’s no chance I’m missing the opportunity to sit next to him and hear what he has to say.”

Miller (who, sidebar, will play all Callaway products) said this

“I am proud be returning to Callaway and working with the company’s incredible team on some exciting new projects. I’ve had so many great experiences with the company, from playing their equipment to working with Mr. Callaway and so many amazing people over the years. It feels like a homecoming for me, and I think golf fans will really enjoy what we have coming, starting with our new Real Golf Talk podcast.”

Real Golf Talk with Johnny Miller is a part of the Callaway Podcast Network and is available on Apple, Spotify, and Soundcloud.

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (5.22.19)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Impressive detail on this flat-stick from Kevin Burns putters.

How could anyone say no to these?

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Ty Munneke showing off his bag of PXG clubs, as well as his superb driver headcover.

The new LINQ Blue shaft from UST Mamiya Golf Shafts.

Double Bubble gear in action!

I think it’s fair to say that Charley Hoffman often hits it flush.

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (5.21.19)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

The latest version of the Speeder TR is on its way!

Bettinardi is celebrating a follower milestone with this awesome putter and cover giveaway.

Embrace Putters showcasing this PXG Mustang S featuring a burnt bronze finish with black paint fill.

The 2019 PGA Championship summed up in one photo.

699 utility iron prototype in the works from Golf Sub70.

Extremely slick looking bag from Jones Sports Co.

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