Starts Friday for a field of 108 ... cut is top-50 plus ties. Seonwoo Bae and Kotono Kozuma will make their first starts of 2022.
I'll keep posting tournament character strings for rogue videos on YouTube (below), but don't count on them working anymore, especially with Japan's new monthly pay streaming services kicking in this year.
Only Sunday will be carried by the link below for regular TV, but at least it will be LIVE (Japan time) -
They started Round One at noon and only 42 players finished it. Maybe that's why so many rogue YT videos survived the evening, but for how long? Here's a sample from the 1st Hole (32 minutes), includes Bae and Jeon:
The LIVE stream is working perfectly ... Someone I never heard of before, Kotoko Uchida, went crazy, going 7-under on her first 14 holes ... then butchered #15 (par-4 270 yards) ... OB, re-tee, airmailed green, long on a pitch and made L-R putt for a six, now trails Hori Two by one shot (who just rapped in a 3-4 footer for par at #14).
Japan's Mr. Chinstrap looked familiar to me ... I confirmed that he is Masanori Omizo, who was on Satoshi Kodaira's bag when he won at Hilton Head in 2018 ... this was his 32nd win on men's and women's tours in Japan and the U.S.
Kotoko Uchida ... is 'Three Stripe' is a new moniker for Adidas apparel?
Asuka Ishikawa (+1, aced #17 on Sunday) and Haruka Morita
Bo Mee Lee (-1)
The Unknown Korean (+3) is now a regular on the big tour ... has MC, T-12 and T-45 in her first three starts of 2022.