The Japan Tour plays the Casio World Open this week at the Kochi Kuroshio Country Club in Kochi in Fukushima, the fourth of the main islands of Japan.
The event has quite a history dating back to 1981 when Lee Trevino was victorious and although it has struggled at times in its history it now lays claim to offering the equal richest purse on the Japan Golf Tour.
Ryo Ishikawa is back from his trials and tribulations at the Presidents Cup and will start as the favourite on the basis of his world ranking and his superstardom in Japan. Ishikawa took a while to find his feet in Melbourne but when he did he again displayed what a great young player he is.
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