■ Various ‘big matches’ at home and
abroad Poongseong Kim Si-woo · Kim Joo-hyung · Lim Seong-jae · Lee Gyeong-hoon Participated in the
PGA American Express
European professional soccer ranking competition Watershed
professional basketball 10 games Confrontation of pride
wrestling one game each day, 19 teams including new teams
During the four-day Lunar New Year holiday starting on the 21st, various sports events will be held at home and abroad to enjoy with family and friends.
On the American Express, the American Professional Golf (PGA) Tour, which opened on the 20th (Korean time), Kim Si-woo will challenge for two weeks in a row. Kim Si-woo won the Sony Open, his previous tournament, in two years and achieved 4 PGA Tour career victories. The American Express, held during the Lunar New Year holiday, is a competition that Kim Si-woo won in 2021, winning for two weeks in a row and challenging for a re-win in two years. If Kim Si-woo succeeds, he will become the second player to win five PGA tours after Choi Kyung-ju.
A total of eight Korean players, including Kim Si-woo, participated in this tournament. Joo-hyung Kim, one of the most notable players in the U.S., Seong-jae Lim, and Gyeong-hoon Lee were selected as strong candidates to compete for the championship. Ahn Byung-hun and Kim Seong-hyun, who were active on the PGA 2nd Tour last season, will also participate, and veterans Kang Seong-hun and Noh Seung-yeol, who have been playing for a long time on the PGA Tour, are also on the list along with their juniors.
The European professional football season, which is in full swing, was also scheduled to be played during the Lunar New Year holiday. Jung Woo-young (Freiburg) and Lee Jae-seong (Mainz), who are active side by side in the German Bundesliga, will make their first sortie at 11:30 pm on the 21st. Freiburg plays Wolfsburg and Mainz plays Stuttgart. Freiburg is currently in second place in the Bundesliga following Bayern Munich in the ‘first round’, and Mainz is also competing fiercely for the 10th place, so this match is important.
Italy’s ‘Iron Wall’ Min-jae Kim (SSC Napoli) and ‘Bull’ Hee-chan Hwang (Wolverhampton Wanderers), who are active in the English Premier League, will also play on the 22nd at 2:00 am and at 11:00 pm on the 22nd. At 3:30 a.m. on the 23rd, Hwang In-bum and Hwang Ui-jo (above Olympiacos) in the Greek Super League, followed by Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) at 5 a.m. on the 24th will decorate the grand finale. Son Heung-min played an outstanding role last season as the first Asian player to tie for first place in the English Premier League in scoring, but this season has been stagnant due to injuries and other injuries.
In Korea, various sports are looking for fans during the holiday season. Professional basketball will play 10 games during the Lunar New Year holiday. On the 21st, Goyang Carrot, where coach Kim Seung-gi and Jeon Seong-hyun transferred together, will face off against former team Anyang KGC Ginseng Corporation, attracting attention. On the 24th, there will be a twin match between Changwon LG coach Jo Sang-hyun and Ulsan Hyundai Mobis coach Cho Dong-hyun. The two teams are even competing fiercely for 2nd and 3rd place this season, predicting a showdown of pride. 헤라카지노
In professional volleyball, one match is held every day for men’s and women’s divisions throughout the holiday season. Heungkuk Life Insurance, which is playing as acting manager Kim Dae-kyung after former coach Kwon Soon-chan stepped down, will play an away game against Korea Expressway Corporation on the 21st after a valuable 5-day break. In the men’s division, the fight for third place in the men’s division between Woori Card and OK Financial Group on the 22nd is expected to heat up the Lunar New Year holidays.
As for the folk game wrestling, from the 19th, the first tournament of the new year, the Withers Pharmaceuticals 2023 New Year’s Day Business Ssireum Competition, is in progress in Yeongam, Jeollanam-do. A total of 19 teams will compete in this tournament, with the new team, MG Saemaeul Geumgo Ssireumdan, founded just before the Lunar New Year.