Top professional golfers taste Korean food ahead of PGA Tournament CJ Cup

연합뉴스 / 2021-10-14 14:36:07
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▲ American professional golfer Rickie Fowler shows off "dosirak," a Korean lunch box, in an event to experience Korean food, organized by South Korea's leading food company, CJ Group, on Oct. 12, 2021, two days ahead of the PGA Tour tournament CJ Cup at the Summit Club in Las Vegas, in this photo provided by CJ Cup. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

 

SEOUL, Oct. 14 (Yonhap) -- Top PGA Tour golfers, including Ian Poulter (England), Jason Day, and Adam Scott (Australian), joined in an event to experience Korean food such as bibimbap and dumplings.

Ahead of participating in the PGA Tournament CJ Cup at the Summit Club in Las Vegas on Thursday, the golfers attended different Korean food events, such as making sauce for dumplings or "mandu" in Korean, which was organized by South Korea's leading food company, CJ Group.

 

▲ Australian professional golfer Jason Day tastes "mandu" in an event to experience Korean food, organized by South Korea's leading food company, CJ Group, on Oct. 12, 2021, two days ahead of the PGA Tour tournament CJ Cup at the Summit Club in Las Vegas, in this photo provided by CJ Cup. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


Day took part in answering a quiz for ingredients needed to make dumplings with Korean professional golfer An Byeong-hun (30), and Poulter made his own dumpling sauce with Kim Joo-hyung (19).

 

▲ South Korean professional golfer Kim Joo-hyung (L) makes dumpling sauce with Ian Poulter (R) in an event to experience Korean food, organized by South Korea's leading food company, CJ Group, on Oct. 12, 2021, two days ahead of the PGA Tour tournament CJ Cup at the Summit Club in Las Vegas, in this photo provided by CJ Cup. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

Poulter, who also enjoyed bibimbap made during the same competition last year, also said he usually likes spicy food.

In addition, Scott and English golfer Tyyrrell Hatton made their own salads and chicken sandwiches using dumplings.

During a press conference held the previous day, Korean golfer Lee Kyung-hoon (30), who will also compete in the tournament, said, "The CJ Cup has a good reputation among foreign players for its good food."

In addition to the CJ Cup, CJ is conducting sports marketing activities by signing a global marketing partnership to attach its Korean food brand Bibigo to the LA Lakers uniform of the National Basketball Association (NBA) this year.

The CJ Cup has been held on Jeju Island for three years since 2017, and the venue has been changed to Las Vegas last year and this year due to COVID-19.

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