‘Ready to sortie!’ Kim Dong-eun “I wish I could finish the year in good health”
The ‘Super Rookie’ of the 2021 Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Korean Tour was Kim Dong-eun (26). After his debut, he won the Gunsan CC Open, the second tournament, and achieved good results in major tournaments such as the Shinhan Donghae Open (5th place) and the LG Signature Players Championship (7th place). After the season, he won the Castelbajak Rookie of the Year Award and became the most brilliant rookie of the year.
A moment of glory. The ‘2nd year jinx’ approached Kim Dong-eun more severely than others. He started off fresh by tying for 8th at the DB Insurance Promy Open before the opening of the 2022 season, but did not achieve much after that.
The cause was an injury. Kim Dong-eun was diagnosed with lumbar intervertebral disc herniation, commonly referred to as a ‘herniated disc’. The pain was severe, so I couldn’t even practice privately from June. Kim Dong-eun ended the season with the last defense of the Gunsan CC Open title in August.
Kim Dong-eun devoted himself to rehabilitation training without surgery. And he is now ready to fly again, listening to the doctor’s opinion that he is almost completely cured. On the 29th, he will also go to Thailand for field training. Kim Dong-eun said, “I haven’t been able to hit the ball since about June of last year. He continued only physical training,” he said. “For now, the first thing is to develop a sense of actual combat. We plan to train well based on the stamina he has cultivated.” 온라인바카라
Kim Dong-eun’s goal this season is definitely ‘health’. It is even more meaningful because he could not play the season properly due to an injury last year. Kim Dong-eun revealed his goal for this year, saying, “Actually, I would like to finish the year in good health rather than producing good grades.” He continued, “Personally, I like the Maekyung Open. Children’s Day is also included, and the house is close, so many acquaintances come to support. It would be nice to win this competition,” he added.
Meanwhile, Kim Dong-eun appeared as a Garmin ambassador at the press conference for the launch of Garmin’s new portable launch monitor, ‘Approach R10’ held in Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul on the 12th. Kim Dong-eun said, “I started working as a Garmin Ambassador this year. He said, “I will practice with the approach series so that I can achieve good results.”