Google mush excerpt from the article above regarding The Shinster's prior absence:
"The wind in Okinawa was tough. The season had begun and I was worried about the surgery, but I met a good teacher. I was able to have a good surgery this time and it was good for me."
I used to play while dealing with pain, but "I was worried that I had to put up with it all the time. I was able to solve it by surgery. I was reborn." After her opening round, she put a scalpel on her elbows at a hospital in Tokyo.
She was advised by her doctor to have one elbow surgery, but given her longer rehabilitation period, she said, "I want to do both. If you do both hands, nothing for about a week. It was hard because I couldn't do it. " After rehab and training, she started taking control of her club two weeks before the tournament.
Before dozing off during the broadcast, I was wondering what happened to The Shinster. I know what her name looks like in Japanese and it wasn't in the leaderboard box in the lower-right of the screen. She must have blown the circuits in her new bionic elbows ... her 77 was tied for the worst score of everyone who made the cut (which was +2, 56 players made it).
Yui Kawamoto had three birdies but two bogeys and a double on back nine. A tie for twenty six is not great but is a lot better than missing cuts. She has a conditional status this year so she needs to up her game.