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Miyazato preps for tough week

OAKMONT, Pa. (Kyodo) Current U.S. LPGA money leader Ai Miyazato, who is appearing at the U.S. Women’s Open for the sixth time this weekend, said Tuesday this year’s course will be the most difficult.

“Seems like a really, really difficult golf course,” Miyazato said at a press conference at Oakmont Country Club after completing her practice round.

“I feel the greens are very difficult, the undulation as well as the speed. Those two combinations I’ve never really experienced before,” she added.

Miyazato tied for sixth for her best-ever finish at the Open last year. The field will feature world No. 1 Cristie Kerr.

Sakura Yokomine, Shinobu Moromizato, Chie Arimura will be competing from Japan along with U.S. LPGA regulars Momoko Ueda and Mika Miyazato.