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 losing 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 he wears in his ears off the course.
Eric Jae Han Chun
BIRTHDATE March 8, 1990
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 be 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
SUPERSTITIONS God is in control
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.
ATHLETE Eric Liddell
(Born in China, gold
medalist 400m 1924