Fresh from her U.S. Women's Open victory and a blitz of South Korea, Na Yeon Choi will be playing in the Samantha Thavasa Ladies this week on the JLPGA. She's going to get the full J-Pop experience, as the tournament will be augmented by fashion and talk shows, live concerts, and more. Not only will she be facing off against the 9 of the top 10 on the JLPGA money list, from leader Mi-Jeong Jeon to the blazing-hot Chie Arimura, from young guns Mayu Hattori, Ritsuko Ryu, and Rikako Morita to wily veterans Miki Saiki and Ji-Hee Lee, from looking-to-find-their-A-games Sun-Ju Ahn and Sakura Yokomine to former LPGAers Soo-Yun Kang, Na-Ri Kim, Teresa Lu, and Young Kim, but she'll also get to test herself against Ji-Yai Shin, who's making her return from hand surgery this week. This is shaping up to be a fantastic debut for this new event on the JLPGA. Wouldn't it be cool if Choi and Shin, the top 2 Korean golfers in the world, made it to the final pairing on Sunday?
[Update 1 (10:39 pm): Happy Fan reports over at Seoul Sisters.com that the Korean media has been anticipating this showdown for weeks and that KLPGA young gun Char Young Kim is also in the field.]