JLPGA: 2021 KKTcup VANTELIN Ladies Open Apr 13, 2021 2:15:23 GMT
Post by philknj on Apr 13, 2021 2:15:23 GMT
This one kicks off Friday in Kumamoto way down south with high temps ranging from 67F to 73F for Friday thru Sunday. This time, Hori One goes to the bench and is replaced by Hori Two, whose play should be much superior (probably ... maybe?).
Sunday's round will be carried here at 3 PM (Japan time) -
There will LIVE coverage all three days ... try this YT search:
The field is pretty much the same as last week with one significant absence, SW Bae. For better or worse, all the foreign players are self-trapped in Japan thru November ... because Bae and the rest of them know that if they left, it would be such a pain in the azz to get back into Japan. There's nothing wrong staying there if you're playing well, but what about someone like the ex-Leader of The Pack? How does she make ends meet when she trunk slams six weeks in a row? In contrast, Bo Mee Lee has a mountain of money as a backstop, so she can play lousy in 2021 (which she has) and it doesn't matter. Frankly, I'm surprised she hasn't dropped off this tour and announced she's starting a family ... of course, she might be working on that ... and why not, I think she has maxed out her golf capabilities and has nothing left to prove.
I looked up Shin Ae Ahn ... San Diego training camp is over as she was in Seoul last week. Is she trying to get into Japan? Maybe she should take the Gulbis route ... announce your retirement, get at least ten sponsor invites per season, be Korea's "guest" and get comped for everything.
The Unknown Korean will be trying to win another wastepaper basket this week at the scrub tour's Fundokin Ladies event (April 13-15). It's already started and Simin Feng bogeyed and double-bogeyed on her first two holes, currently +2 thru seven holes. Wow, from "The Show" five years ago to being trapped in the minor minor leagues ... although IMHO, her swing was not ideal from what I saw on TV and at the Seaview. I know her IG mentioned working on swing changes in the last couple of years ... which hasn't yielded much, I guess. She left Vandy U. early, which doesn't look so good now. It's too bad, because you can never have too many cute golfers on the major tours.