|Choi Kyung-ju (MCT)|
South Korean PGA Tour veteran Choi Kyung-ju will enter the Asia Pacific Golf Hall of Fame, his agency said on Monday.
In a press release, IMG Korea said Choi, 42, will enter the Hall in a special induction ceremony in Jakarta, Indonesia in November, during the 2013 Asia Pacific Golf Summit.
According to IMG Korea and the Asia Pacific Golf Group, which operates the Hall, Choi is the first South Korean to enter the Asia Pacific Hall of Fame.
It was founded in 1998.
Mike Sebastian, the CEO of the Asia Pacific Golf Group, said Choi, one of the most successful Asians to ever play on the PGA Tour, was an easy choice.
“Choi is a real trailblazer ― a man who possesses the talent, skill and temerity to play his game at the highest level and succeed,” Sebastian was quoted as saying on the Asia Pacific Golf Group’s website.
“What he has achieved in the professional game in Asia, Europe and the United States will serve as an inspiring and motivating influence on Asians to aim high and to go for gold in golf.” (Yonhap News)