The Straits Times
Published on Feb 07, 2013

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


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.