SMBC Singapore Open 2019: Choi hooks fans with his 'fisherman swing'

Self-taught golfer defends unorthodox style, says it gives him more power in drives

For a sport a little light on personality and verve, Choi Ho-sung is something of a godsend, a pantomime character who just happens to be a pro who can win as well.

When the South Korean first set the Internet abuzz with his "fisherman swing" last June, he was widely dismissed as a gimmicky showman.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 19, 2019, with the headline 'Choi hooks fans with his 'fisherman swing''. Print Edition | Subscribe