My husband and I really wanted to see this tournament. We booked a hotel in Chiba in May, five months ago. Next we got hte first and second day tournament tickets by lottery in August. We were looking forward to that day. The day before the tournament we went to Chiba by car. I was to excited to sleep that night. The next day we got up early in the morning. It was a fine day for golf. We left our hotel at 5:30 am. You can get to the course by train and a free shuttle bus. We should have been there in 40 minutes. But the crowd lined up in front of the shuttle bus stop. It took us two hours to get there. Tiger's tee time was drawing near. We were waiting for him around the putting green. The big name players were practicing there; Bubba, Day, Finau, etc. Our target was Tiger. Why? Because when we went to see the US Open he was not there.