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Hosung Choi @ AT&T


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#121 spartY84

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:05 PM

Don't understand why Choi was getting so much abuse from media types on Golf Channel, etc. like he was some kind of sideshow. He has at least accomplished something as a professional unlike a lot of sponsor's exemptions (cough, Dru Love, cough).


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#122 OffTheDole

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:37 PM

View PostspartY84, on 11 February 2019 - 02:05 PM, said:

Don't understand why Choi was getting so much abuse from media types on Golf Channel, etc. like he was some kind of sideshow. He has at least accomplished something as a professional unlike a lot of sponsor's exemptions (cough, Dru Love, cough).

I didn't really get the backlash either, especially from the "Why not a Web.com or other upcoming player?" angle.

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When the invite was given, Choi's OWGR ranking was above plenty of guys who an invite wouldn't have drawn any backlash at all (Harrington, Schneiderjans, Beef).

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Young Australian pro, Ryan Ruffels, who happens to share the same agent as countryman Jason Day, got an invite as well. He missed the cut after shooting -1 in his three rounds. His sponsors invite also generated a bit of consternation because he's taken 19 of them so far since turning pro at 17 in 2015.

Edited by OffTheDole, 11 February 2019 - 02:54 PM.


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#123 jdl

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:32 PM

The next wave?

https://twitter.com/...857627190718465

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:47 PM

It's that stupid lasso dance all over again

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:54 PM

View PostOffTheDole, on 11 February 2019 - 02:37 PM, said:

View PostspartY84, on 11 February 2019 - 02:05 PM, said:

Don't understand why Choi was getting so much abuse from media types on Golf Channel, etc. like he was some kind of sideshow. He has at least accomplished something as a professional unlike a lot of sponsor's exemptions (cough, Dru Love, cough).

I didn't really get the backlash either, especially from the "Why not a Web.com or other upcoming player?" angle.

owgr1.jpg

When the invite was given, Choi's OWGR ranking was above plenty of guys who an invite wouldn't have drawn any backlash at all (Harrington, Schneiderjans, Beef).

owgr2.jpg

Young Australian pro, Ryan Ruffels, who happens to share the same agent as countryman Jason Day, got an invite as well. He missed the cut after shooting -1 in his three rounds. His sponsors invite also generated a bit of consternation because he's taken 19 of them so far since turning pro at 17 in 2015.

His OWGR is what it is, but just proves OWGR overvalues his results and needs some review for how it evaluates some other tours.


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 01:53 AM

View PostHawkeye77, on 11 February 2019 - 08:54 PM, said:

View PostOffTheDole, on 11 February 2019 - 02:37 PM, said:

View PostspartY84, on 11 February 2019 - 02:05 PM, said:

Don't understand why Choi was getting so much abuse from media types on Golf Channel, etc. like he was some kind of sideshow. He has at least accomplished something as a professional unlike a lot of sponsor's exemptions (cough, Dru Love, cough).

I didn't really get the backlash either, especially from the "Why not a Web.com or other upcoming player?" angle.

owgr1.jpg

When the invite was given, Choi's OWGR ranking was above plenty of guys who an invite wouldn't have drawn any backlash at all (Harrington, Schneiderjans, Beef).

owgr2.jpg

Young Australian pro, Ryan Ruffels, who happens to share the same agent as countryman Jason Day, got an invite as well. He missed the cut after shooting -1 in his three rounds. His sponsors invite also generated a bit of consternation because he's taken 19 of them so far since turning pro at 17 in 2015.

His OWGR is what it is, but just proves OWGR overvalues his results and needs some review for how it evaluates some other tours.

I always get the sense Asian players are obviously more comfortable playing at home as are US players in the states.

You will always be more consistent in an environment and atmosphere you are comfortable, such as the language, people, food and obviously course conditions.

Jumbo Ozaki is an example of this. He has beaten many top international players at home but his record away is quite poor for his calibre.

Given Ho-Sung Choi is 45 and it was his first trip to the US, people shouldn't underestimate his ability. He probably struggled with the bomb and gouge approach to US golf.

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 01:47 PM

HSC was sponsor exempt.  It is up to the sponsor's discretion.  I am sure all of you invite guests to your house on your own discretion.
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Posted 14 February 2019 - 02:51 PM

They just have him there for entertainment not because he is good I mean compared to me he is good but compared to Rickey and Champ he sucks.

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