Michelle Wie to play Casio World Open
BY iseekgolf.com | Japan Tour | 2006 Casio World Open | General | 17 Jan 2006
Michelle Wie announced today that she will play in the Japan Golf Tour 2006 Casio World Open Golf Tournament. The tournament – from Thursday, November 23 to Sunday, November 26, 2006 – will take place at the Kochi Kuroshio Country Club. The event is co-sponsored by Casio Computer Co., Ltd., Kuroshio Tourist Development Co., Ltd., and TV Kochi Co., Ltd. Wie also played in the tournament in 2005.
Over the years the Casio World Open has hosted numerous major champions and international stars including Lee Trevino, Bernhard Langer, Seve Ballesteros, Fred Couples, Greg Norman, Payne Stewart and Jose Maria Olazabal. In 1998, Tiger Woods made the tournament his first ever event on the Japan Golf Tour.
Wie made the 2005 Casio World Open her first overseas men’s tour event after she turned professional. She failed to make the cut in 2005 by just one stroke, barely missing out on the opportunity to be the first female player ever to make the final rounds on the men’s tour in Japan.
“I am very honored to once again be offered an opportunity to play in the CAsio World Open,” said Michelle Wie. “I hope to build upon my experiences in the 2005 tournament, and show the people of Japan my improved game in 2006. I look forward to seeing everyone at Kochi in November.”
Source – Casio World Open