Eric Chun, a sophomore at Northwestern University, has had a lot of close calls. He narrowly missed last year’s U.S. Open, losing in a sectional playoff. At the Asian Amateur he finished second, just missing out on the Masters’ berth that went to the winner. No. 23 in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, Chun’s future right now is brighter than the diamonds in his ears.
Name: Eric Jae Han Chun
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Favorite Food: Fried Chicken…actually all kinds of chicken.
On My iPod: Joyful Noise- Lecrae (Christian rap).
Favorite Movie(s): Passion of the Christ, The Sixth Man.
Hidden Talent: Expressing my thoughts either through written words or spoken words.
Biggest Fear: Becoming prideful.
Favorite Course: Wherever I am.
Dream Foursome: Playing with three other me’s to see what I look like from every angle under every situation.
Favorite Golfer Alive/Deceased: Eric Chun (me!).
Words To Live By: For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain (Philippians 1:21).
Best Golf Tip: If you are going to happy only when you play well, you’re not going to be very happy.
Shot I Love To Practice: Shaping shots.
Needs Improvement: Consistency in game.
Favorite Club: 9-iron.
Ball Marker: Coach Fitz coin. #51. (Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald).
Superstitions: God is in control of nature.
Age I First Broke 70: 12.
Lowest Round Ever: 66.
Love To Trade Places With: Nobody. God made me Eric Chun for a reason and I love it.
Favorite Non-Golf Athlete: Eric Liddell (Born in China, gold medalist 1924 Olympics).
What’s In The Bag:
Driver: Cleveland Launcher 9.5 Diamana White Board X-flex, 3-Wood: Titleist 13.5 906f4 Stock Shaft, Hyrbid: TourEdge Exotic 16.5 Speeder X-flex, Irons: Cleveland cg7 Tour 3-9 Dynamic Gold s300, Wedges: Cleveland cg14 48, 54 and 60 degree, Putter: Odyssey Black Series i9