Same as last year: ¥300 million total purse, field of 144, top-70 plus ties make the cut, starts Thursday and tickets cost an arm and a leg. I can't believe Chairwoman Mao is skipping this one ... is she seriously injured? Whoops, I forgot to check the KPMG field ... she's there based upon her Rolex ranking.
Lots of TV channels, but I have access to none of them ... try a YouTube search:
In other news, Ayaka Furue will tee it up at the Nipponham Ladies Classic, July 7-10.
Nobody broke 70 in Round Two ... thick rough and wind gusts of up to 19.6 meters per second (almost 44 MPH) ambushed the field. The cut was +4 and 79 players made it. Sample 40-minute rogue video below ... "best" shot starts at 21:26 with Asumi Teruyama hitting the pavilion on the fly behind the par-5 18th green (still made par). Also has a view of Queen Shiho and looper Dana D. - combined age of at least 110.