Nobody has a choice of where they're born. The passport is just a piece of paper. What's real is in here. I'm still Korean. Nothing can change that.
Kang is a Korean-Canadian born to a Korean father and French mother in Saint Pierre and Miquelon. I'm not sure to whom he gave that interview, so perhaps he was just playing to the local crowd the same way Michelle Wie's father did when he said
the only thing about her that’s American is her passport, she is “definitely” Korean.
In other sports news, Team Korea beat Team Japan in some ESPN billiards contest a couple days ago. Korea's star athlete? Brooklyn-born Jeanette Lee, perhaps the most recognizable pool player in the world.
No, I don't know the difference between billiards and pool, if any, so apologies for any errors. Anyway, the presence of Lee and Charlie Williams on Team Korea didn't escape the attention of one Japanese player, who was quoted as saying
"It's Japan versus Korea and Charlie Williams!"