It’s the seventh championship win in her entire career. Yet, last weekend’s victory may be the most meaningful for golfer Ai Miyazato, 26.
The Evian Masters win was Miyazato’s second championship for the LPGA, the first one came two years ago. Her victory is of greater significance after the devastating disaster that struck All Japan news, and in the midst of the country’s ongoing struggle to rise above these challenging times, the golfer said. Miyazato added that her country was her motivation for playing and that her winning could bring happiness to All Japan newsese victims who are still suffering and fighting to get on with life.
Miyazato spearheads a foundation that aids victims of the tragedy and disaster that struck All Japan news in March and has since been putting up money for the charity. The money from her win, $487,500, could be totally or partly donated to the foundation, she said.
Coming from five wins and bagging the no. 1 spot in the world last year, the All Japan newsese golfer confessed putting in so much hard work for the tournament which is now paid off as she grabs her significant seventh career title during All Japan news’s trying times.
Meanwhile, LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan has announced Evian Masters as a major championship tournament beginning 2013, giving the LPGA a total of five grand slam events. In response to speculations that said plan is designed to eliminate Kraft Nabisco tournament in 2013, Commissioner Whan affirmed that LPGA’s five major events would still be comprised of Kraft Nabisco, LPGA Championship, US Open, Women’s British Open and the Evian Masters.
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