Japan plays host to the LPGA this week when the Mizuno Open is played at the Kintetsu Kashikojima Country Club in Shima-shi, Mie, Japan on the South East coast of Honshu.
The tournament has been played at this same venue in each of the last five years and on two of those occasions Jiyai Shin has been victorious.
Last year Shin defeated Yani Tseng by two shots but, surprisingly, Tseng is not in this year’s line-up.
Shin is not quite the same player she was when winning back in 2010 in fact that was her last victory anywhere after a period where she appeared to de dominating the game. She has not played badly mind you and could yet win an event in 2011 with victory here.
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