Phil: I played with this Korean guy last Oct who bought some Japanese Titleist irons that looked like chunkier AP1's....I think he had Nippon shafts. He had a Graphite Design shaft in his driver....he was an average golfer.....I haven't played with his brother...he has a bit of game.
Ritsuko Ryu beat Bo Mi Lee on the 3rd playoff hole.
The par-5 18th was used for the playoff. The SBS broadcast picked it up on the third time through. However, they showed replays from the greens for the first two times. Lee was inside Ryu, but Ryu made birdies both times and Lee had to answer with her own birdies. For the third playoff, Lee had a little longer putt from the right of the flag, a left-to-righter that she missed. Ryu was on the other side of the flag and did not miss. Before the playoff I found it annoying that Ryu hit her lay-up into "the rough" on #18. At this time of year, they should call it "the soft". It's still dormant so Ryu got plenty of club on the ball with a lot of backspin for her third shot. Lee received no reward for keeping her ball in the fairway.
Both players had the latest Honma Tour World TW727 drivers. The pix are too fuzzy to see if they’re 455cc or 460cc.
Still, it was a great tournament for Bo Mi. She has such perfect tempo and balance...I don’t see how she can ever have a bad week. Showed some pop, too...drove it 267 on the par-4 17th.