Former No. 1 golfer Ai Miyazato retires, saying she can longer maintain her motivation

May 29, 2017 Ryukyu Shimpo

At a press conference held on May 29 at a hotel in Tokyo, former Rolex world No. 1 pro golf player Ai Miyazato, 31, announced she is retiring because her motivation “cannot be maintained”.

She revealed that she decided to retire last summer. “I have been unable to make an ideal practice in my training for four or five years. I consulted with my mental coach about how I will overcome it. I have made an effort with the team,” she said.

“There are still games to play this season,” she said, “I will honor and respect the games and I want to play my best each game. I want to participate in all major games. I still have a chance to win. I have not given up.”

When asked whether she has a plan to marry, she said with smile, “I do not for now.”
Regarding her future plans, she said she had not decided on anything.

[Ryukyu Shimpo Electronic version]

(English translation by T&CT)

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