ANA Open 2019

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Back from 2 weeks of injury absent Daijiro Izumida blows away his stress with 6 under top tie play

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Daijiro Izumida who had to stay away from the tournaments for 2 weeks due to his injury in hip joint. But he has successfully made a great recovery by scoring 6 under and placed his name on the top of the leader board with 3 other players.

"I was so glad to be able to play competitive golf again."
He made 2 straight birdies twice in his round today and finished with 7 birdies and a bogey to mark 66.

2 tournaments prior to this week, Daijiro injured his hip joint and had to WD before the 2 nd Round of "RIZAP KBC Augusta". He is originally from Kagoshima Prefecture, but he has moved to Fukuoka City from this February and was so pumped up to make his "hometown" victory, but instead he had to stay home and watch the tournament on TV.

He wanted to get back to the tournament ASAP, but he obeyed the advice from the JGTO official trainer and decided to be absent from the tournament for 2 weeks. He didn't even practice until last week. He was given permission to restart his practice from last Thursday and prepared for this week's "come back".

"I really wanted to play well this week."
Sponsor for this week, ANA is also JGTO's official partner and has been supporting players air flights. Daijiro himself has been flying all around and last year he has finally was able to become "Gold Member" on ANA millage club.

"Now I get to use the club member lounges and doesn't have to pay extra charge for my overweight bags."

Today's out fit had dark blue stripes, which is ANA's corporate color. As for his after care on injury, he is continuing 4 training menus given by the trainer every morning and night.
"I know there will be a not so pleasing day during the 4 rounds, but I would like to keep my concentration and keep on fighting until the very end."