This three-rounder starts Friday with a field of 120 ... top-60 plus ties make the cut. The galleries that came out to Kawana GC this past week must go back under the bed for this one. Delighted to see Queen Shiho in the line-up again ... until she drops out again. I don't know if she is through ... was more than respectable in 2020, making nine of eleven cuts.
TV Tokyo will have the weekend regular broadcasts (Japan time) -
Sat. 4 PM
Sun. 4 PM
The TV Tokyo YouTube channel is supposed to have streaming starting at 9:30 AM for all three rounds (probably geo-blocked). Try this search for rogue streams:
Kotone Hori will tee it up in this Tournament, which is great. I don't know how she finished on the Step-Up Tour last week. I wasn't able to find a finals Leaderboard. She finished plus two tied for twenty seven with thirteen other Golfers. It's ok a little pocket change come in handy sometimes.
With the Salonpas Cup next week, the Majoritis Virus sidelined many players this week:
Eri Okayama for back pain Shiho Oyama due to right ankle pain Kana Mikashima because of left foot pain Teresa Lu due to right elbow pain Haruka Morita due to poor physical condition Hina Arakaki due to left wrist pain
My mistake - this is a three-round tourney that starts Friday - I corrected the first post of this thread.
Meanwhile, they had 561 PCR tests of people connected to this event and one came back positive. This was discovered before the person went to the golf course and it was determined that he/she did not have close contact with other people. For once, they don't appear to be in a tizzy about it as Thursday prep has started -
So did I, she was next to Erika Hara whose face was pasty white from recent application of sunblock.
I don't understand this broadcast at all. The cameras have stuck with three unknowns from #1 thru #3 ... they're doing okay, but why focus on them? They're back to the range again ... Momoko Ueda has the tour super coach on her bag this week. Now they've gone back to the 4th tee with the unknowns again ... nobody cares about them!
I doze off for 3+ hours, wake up and see The Three Amigos Unknowns on the 14th hole ... at least they also started following a threesome of Erika Hara/Mone Iname/Momoko Ueda. Meanwhile, Kotone Hori turned into Lazarus with 5-under 67 and I'll bet they didn't show any of it. Maybe I'll just stick with the regular TV Tokyo broadcast on the weekend.
The same winds that whipped through the KLPGA championship must have been here, too. Throw in greens that had huge breaks in them and you can see why the leaders threw it in reverse gear. This was one of the better pre-recorded broadcasts, as a lot of players had a chance to win.