Finally! A win for Ai Miyazato. It came at the Evian Masters in a playoff against Sophie Gustafson, who birdied the final hole to get into that playoff. But it was Miyazato who birdied the first playoff hole to claim win No. 1 on the LPGA Tour.
Of course, Miyazato has a ton of wins on the JLPGA, and arrived on the USLPGA with great fanfare several years ago. She's been a very solid player and has occasionally challenged, but hadn't grasped that breakthrough win until today. The Japanese media must be in a frenzy. So must The Constructivist, president of the Ai Miyazato Fan Club, who spends his spare time building likenesses of Miyazato out of udon noodles and sea urchin roe.