Hosung Choi receives sponsor’s exemption into John Deere Classic

April 18, 2019

Viral sensation Hosung Choi will return to the PGA Tour in July.

Choi received a sponsor’s exemption into the John Deere Classic and will tee it up at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill., on July 10-14.

Choi rose to internet stardom with his wacky on-course theatrics, but he can play, too, winning an international event at the end of last year. He’s currently ranked 226th in the OWGR. He was invited to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am earlier this year and missed the cut (72-75-77).

“We’re excited to welcome Ho Sung Choi to the John Deere Classic,” said tournament director Clair Peterson. “We think our fans will enjoy his unique style of play, as well as his fun personality.”

Michael Kim won the 2018 John Deere Classic.