Pressel to donate half of earnings in Japan return
Morgan Pressel is returning to Japan to defend her title, and
she will give half of whatever she makes to the American Red Cross
toward relief efforts for tsunami and earthquake victims.
Pressel said Tuesday she would play the World Ladies
Championship Salonpas Cup on May 5-8. It will be held at Ibaraki
Golf Club and is considered the first major of the year on the
Japan LPGA Tour.
Pressel says she holds a special place in her heart for Japan,
and she hopes the tournament can help boost morale in the area. The
prefecture of Ibaraki is about 150 miles south of Sendai, the area
hardest hit by the March 11 disaster. She also says she’s honored
to have a chance to give back to the country in a time of need.
Pressel’s own foundation has raised nearly $2 million toward
fighting breast cancer.