Ja­pan ties strength­ened

The Cut - - KIWI PRIDE -

In 2016 the NZ Open will in­crease the num­ber of JGTO pro­fes­sion­als from 15 to 20. They will be joined by 16 am­a­teurs from Ja­pan and hope­fully one Ja­panese celebrity will play in the NZ Pro-Am Cham­pi­onship.

Tour­na­ment di­rec­tor Michael Glading said: “Our Open has forged a great rep­u­ta­tion in Ja­pan. We are thrilled our strong ties with Ja­pan add not only to the play­ing strength but also to the com­mer­cial vi­a­bil­ity of the event while ex­pos­ing our golf cour­ses to that part of the world.”

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