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Asia-Pacific's top professional and amateur golfers went head to head at the 2012 Asia-Pacific Open Golf Championship - Panasonic Open to contend for Asia's No.1 golfer title. Panasonic sponsors this tournament to inspire people through sports. And this video report covers the tournament, which was held from September 20 to 23 at the Higashi Hirono Golf Club (Miki City, Hyogo Prefecture).
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[ Masanori Kobayashi won the championship with a game-changing performance ] 0 min 28 sec
Masanori Kobayashi won the 2012 edition of the championship with a game-changing performance finishing with an amazing score of 9 under.
[ Qualifiers were held in various Asian countries ] 0 min 52 sec
The Panasonic Open has evolved with each tournament. This time, qualifiers were held in India, Thailand, and Indonesia, and golfers who finished in the top ranks took part in the Panasonic Open. The video also features comment from participating golfers from different countries.
[ The Road TO Panasonic OPEN in Thailand ] 1 min 44 sec
Mr. Jittisak Tamprasert, the Asian Tour Director, spoke about how the qualifiers for the Panasonic Open, "Road TO Panasonic OPEN in Thailand," have been held in Thailand for the past 2 years, and they have ended as a great success. The youth golf clinic was also very popular and he hopes this clinic will have helped future golfers develop the skills they need to get to the top.
[ Championship made possible by the local community's cooperation ] 2 min 16 sec
The mayor of Miki City, Mr. Yoshihide Yabumoto spoke about how the organization of such a sporting event gives courage and excitement to the people of his city. And the host professional golfer of the Panasonic Open, Ryo Ishikawa expressed his appreciation and described how the players as well as each and every volunteer were the stars of the tournament.