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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.


Samsung LPGA World Championships

Q. Your thoughts about playing in this kind of condition today?

Q. With the fog, the dense fog and the mist, kind of swirling over some of the greens, what was that like? You had a better back 9 it looked like. Was that a challenge early in your round?

JI‑YAI SHIN: No. 10 hole I start waiting about 20 minutes because too many fog. I think just 20 minutes. And then a snack, maybe for me, because the first nine holes we play one hour and 50 minutes. So very fast. Particularly because we were first group. There is more relaxing time.

Q. A good break for you?

Q. How did winning the (RICOH Women’s) British Open, how has that changed your place in the game and how much more comfortable do you feel out here in the wake of that?

But after British Open I play more five tournaments in Korea and Japan. Last week I won. Before three weeks, I was second. After British Open I get the confidence. Three weeks I place second. So I’m really waiting the win again. The last three I win, come back here more comfortable, because the last week in Korea I won.

Q. You said you are very famous in Korea now, can you give an example since winning the (RICOH Women’s) British Open? When you go out in public, do people stop you?

Q. What is that like for you? Everyone recognizes you now, everyone on the street knows who you are, what is that like for you and your family and your friends when they are with you? Is that very different for you, everybody knows your face?

Q. That’s actually the perfect lead‑in to my question. Will you play on the LPGA Tour full‑time next year? What are your plans?

Q. Is that exciting for you? Is it a little scary? What are your thoughts about that?

Q. You are part of the Asian players that have had a tremendous season in the golf. Do you consider the Asian players having the best season so far?


Ji-Yai Shin came into the field of 20 for this tourney, #20 in earnings for the year with $314,464. She is just 20-years old and is making her debut at the Samsung World Championship. She started playing golf at age 11 and in nine years she has 22 victories, 18 in Korea. Last year she won 10 LPGA events in 19 starts. Next year, she will play the American LPGA events.

 Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

Bill Belew

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