When it comes to women’s golf in Japan they come in second for the largest winnings in the world. It’s no secret that golf is a top sport for the Japanese and plenty of famous player’s hail from the country of Japan.
The LPGA has a vast program that supports even the youngest players with golf schooling training and much more. They promote a code of ethics for golf such as the honesty of each player to give a correct score and adhere to the rules of golf. They are also taught to respect the greens, fairways and fix any divot’s that they should happen to occur after a shot.
The Ladies Professional Golf Association of Japan instills values of being friendly and courteous to other players along with spectators of the sport. This year qualifiers will be stroke-play on an 18-hole course which will decide 2 golfers that will compete in certain LPGA tournaments. Altogether there will be 16 tournaments this season and the qualifying rounds are to be held the first part of the week.
One of Japan’s most famous and important golf players is Mi Hyang Lee that in 2014 won the Toto Japan Classic with a purse of $1,500,000. The course is a par 72 with a 54-hole stroke play, no cut is made. This tournament began in 1973 and has a yardage of 6,506. Her victory came when she did a tap-in birdie which made her the 7th Rolex First time winner on the LPGA that season. Three of the Japanese women golfers had to go into a playoff as they tied under at 11 under, 205. The three included Mi Hyang Lee, Kotono Kozuma and Llhee. There were nine players that finished at 10 under which included Jessica Korda, Morgan Pressel, Dame Laura Davies, and Karrie Webb.