‘Legend of Korean men’s golf’ Choi Kyung-ju does not say anything negative, such as impossible or difficult. It is to achieve the desired goal without setting limits for oneself. He made it with the conviction that he could record 8 career victories on the PGA Tour and 5th place in the men’s golf world rankings. In an interview with Maeil Business News before leaving for the United States on the 22nd, he said, “I really hate making excuses. What made me what I am today is the mindset to try and do something.” If I challenge myself, I will achieve it someday. As long as I live as a professional golfer, Kyung-Joo Choi, there are no limits to me,” he raised his voice.메이저놀이터
The first thing I digest after returning to the US is the PGA Tour Champions Major. The KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship will be held at Fields Ranch East in Frisco, Texas, USA for four days from the 26th (Korean time). In this event, one of the most anticipated tournaments of this year, he will be the first Korean player to win the PGA Tour Champions Major. He said, “The recently changed putter and grip are perfect for me. My confidence in putting on the green has increased a lot. I will try to show my skills properly.”
Choi Kyung-ju, who turned 53 this year, is running the PGA Tour with the PGA Tour Champions, which only those over 50 can participate in. Not only this. He is working on a busier schedule than ever before, participating in the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour SK Telecom Open, which ended on the 21st. But his face was full of smiles. Choi Kyung-joo said, “I fell in love with the fun of competing with young players my son’s age. I am still excited and eager to do well.” It is also the same reason why he competes in PGA Tour events instead of PGA Tour Champions, which receive prize money for participating as there is no missing cut. Choi Kyung-joo said, “The PGA Tour Champions players are good at it, but there is something special that can only be felt on the PGA Tour.” The goal remains unchanged,” he said.
He never stops changing to survive in the fierce competition, and what he desperately desires is winning. As he saw Im Seong-jae, Kim Si-woo, and Kim Joo-hyung up close, who had lifted the championship cup on the PGA Tour over the past few years, he showed his extraordinary desire for victory.
Choi Kyung-joo said, “It has already been 1 year and 8 months since I won the PGA Tour Champions. As this is coming up and the time I like has come, I look forward to the future.”
There is a clear reason why he showed confidence for the rest of the season. He won all but one of his nine PGA Tour and PGA Tour Champions championships after May. Kyung-joo Choi said, “Looking back on my professional life, I won almost all the championships from May to October. This year, it is definitely May, so my condition has improved.” I will show you a good image as time has come.”
He also explained why he takes special care of his juniors and foundation players despite his busy schedule. On the 19th, on the second day of the SK Telecom Open, Choi Gyeong-ju remained on the practice green and passed on the secret method to junior players and foundation players who came to visit him after a forced march of 25 holes in one day. He said, “How hard is it for you to come to me? If the juniors and foundation players feel comfortable, I can give you 10 hours.” If there is a player I need, I will do the best I can.”