11 May 2011

Tze Huang Choo

Author: gclegg | Filed under: Article

Choo is winding down his career as a Husky.  He is the first player Coach Thurmond Recruited from Singapore.  We asked Choo a few questions and these were his responses.

Choo hitting a drive on the par four 16th at Bandon Dunes.

What age were you when you started golf? I started golf when I was six years old.  My dad and my uncle introduced me to the game.

What is your most nervous moment in golf? I qualified for the Singapore Open, which is a European tour event, and the first round I was paired with Paul McGinley and Charlie Wi.  It was tough for me to even hit a shot.  After a few holes I got used to it.

Choo working on some homework on a trip this Spring

What is your favorite thing to practice and why? I am famous on the team for not making the best contact with my wedge, but I really like practicing my wedge game and my short irons.  I think it helps my tempo and my full swing if I practice hitting shorter, softer shots.

You are very well traveled and have been exposed to a wide variety of cuisines.  What is your favorite food? When I arrived at UW I ate a lot of fried rice. Now I have been working on eating healthier and taking better care of my fitness so I have traded in the large amounts of fried rice for chicken and rice.  My all-time favorite food is Hainanese Chicken and Rice from Singapore.

Discussing where to hit a shot with Coach Thurmond

Choo has more experience playing in major amateur and even professional events than anyone on our team.  He knows how to get his game ready to preform in high pressure circumstances.  Some of his best collegiate finishes have come in the biggest events on the biggest stage.  Choo will be looking to end his career on a high note, with the NCAA Regionals and National Championships.

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