Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 20) – The three Filipino golfers who were scheduled to compete in the Tokyo Olympics will not join the rest of the Philippines team in the Olympic Village.
Bones Floro, general secretary of the National Golf Association of the Philippines, told CNN Philippines that the Philippine Olympic Golf is betting that Juvic Pagunsan, Yuka Saso and Bianca Pagdanganan will stay at accredited bubble hotels near the Kasumigaseki Country Club.
The Tokyo Olympic Games golf competition site is located 70 kilometers, or over an hour’s drive, from the Olympic Village.
âGolfers have been authorized by TOCOG (Tokyo Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games) to stay in officially accredited bubble hotels due to the distance between the golf course and the Olympic Village. Not just golfers Filipino, but also other nations, âsaid Floro. .
Floro added that Pagunsan will check in on July 24 while Pagdanganan will arrive on July 29.
Team Philippines chef de mission Nonong Araneta revealed that Saso, this year’s US Open women’s champion, is already in Japan.
âYuka arrived on Monday and she is staying at the Okura Hotel with her father-trainer Masakazu, as well as her coaching staff,â Araneta said.
Pagunsan will begin their Olympic campaign on July 29, while Saso and Pagdanganan will kick in from August 4.
READ: Calendar of Filipino athletes at the Tokyo Olympics