This four-rounder starts Thursday and is YUGE ... a field of 144, top-70 plus ties make the cut and they're going after a record ¥300,000,000. Believe it or not, human beings will be allowed access to watch the action.
The broadcast appears to be entirely over the Internet (Japan time) -
THU 7 AM - 7 PM
FRI 7 AM - 7 PM
SAT 8 AM - 5 PM
SUN 8 AM - 5 PM
Based upon the tourney website, you might have to pay ¥2,200 to see it. In case it's on YouTube, try this search -
In the TMZ department, Mamiko Higa split up with the sumo wrestler. The Google mush said she ended her "engagement" at the end of last year. I thought they were already married, but maybe they weren't, or maybe the Google mush is misleading.
A couple of brief rogue videos have slipped through the pay-per-view firewall, both from the second round:
1.) Round One highlights of Ayaka Furue, followed by her warm-up on the range. Then it fades to the next group ready to tee off at the 1st hole, with graphics in Japanese and English. Why bother including English? Who outside Japan has a bank account in Yen for the pay-per-view?
Great Tournament for Kotone Hori, five birdies and two bogeys F/R, She ended with a top four tie for the Tournament, again getting better. She had only three bogeys the entire Tournament, which is also great.