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Golf: Hahn's Gangnam-style dance becomes YouTube hit

Published on Feb 7, 2013 6:20 AM
 
James Hahn hits a tee shot on the seventh hole during the second round of the Humana Challenge In Partnership With The Clinton Foundation at La Quinta Country Club on Jan 18, 2013 in La Quinta, California. Hahn, a Korean-American rookie on the United States (US) PGA Tour, has become a YouTube hit ahead of the Pebble Beach National Pro Am after his Gangnam-style celebration dance of a Sunday birdie. -- PHOTO: AFP

PEBBLE BEACH, California (AFP) - James Hahn, a Korean-American rookie on the United States (US) PGA Tour, has become a YouTube hit ahead of the Pebble Beach National Pro Am after his Gangnam-style celebration dance of a Sunday birdie.

The 31-year-old born in Seoul fired a final-round 62 to share 16th last week at Phoenix but his birdie dance at the 16th, a grandstand-surrounded hole where rowdy spectators cheer and boo the results of tee shots, stole the show.

"I can't believe that I did that," Hahn said. "I was having so much fun.

"It's a unique venue. I've never heard anything like that before. And to be embraced by the crowd - they actually gave me a nickname, they called me the Asian Brad Pitt. I can't make this stuff up.

 
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