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December 07, 2005

Ai Comfortable, On the Course and Off

Golfers Miyazato Ai (20) and Moromizato Shinobu (19) underwent a marathon course in English after both players qualified on Monday for next year's US LPGA Tour in a tournament in Florida, according to the Chunichi Shimbun. Miyazato easily won the event, leaving the field in her wake and winning by a record 12-stroke margin. She was also noticably more comfortable than her countrywoman in the two 8-hour courses, which prepared 38 rookies for taking part in the tour next year and included an IQ test and group games organized by a psychologist. Miyazato, from Okinawa, has always been interested in English and has the confidence to use it when paired with non-Japanese players, several of whom have become friends. Both players made use of the services of an interpretator.
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