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Tournament results: ABC Championship

Results for the ABC Championship are shown in the table below, which includes details of the respective winners, their scores and prize money, relevant venues and title sponsors.
2020
Japan
(cancelled)
ABC GC
x
x
Mynavi

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

(cancelled)

Venue

ABC GC

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

Mynavi

Mynavi ABC Championship not played in 2020 (scheduled for Nov 5-8; cancelled due to global coronavirus pandemic; Japan Tr event). [ABC GC, Hyogo, Jpn].

2019
Japan
Hwang, Jung-gon
ABC GC
269 (-19)
¥30million
Mynavi

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Hwang, Jung-gon

Venue

ABC GC

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

¥30million

Title sponsor

Mynavi

Played as the Mynavi ABC Championship (Oct 31-Nov 3; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Shugo Imahira (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Hwang (S Kor), who claimed his fourth Japan Tour win. [ABC GC, Hyogo, Jpn].

2018
Japan
Kinoshita, Yuta
ABC GC
273 (-15)
¥30million
Mynavi

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kinoshita, Yuta

Venue

ABC GC

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

¥30million

Title sponsor

Mynavi

Played as the Mynavi ABC Championship (Oct 25-28; Japan Tr event). 32-year-old Kinoshita (Jpn) beat Masahiro Kawamura (Jpn) with an eagle at the first playoff hole (par-5 18th), to record his first Japan Tour win in his 11th year on the Tour. [ABC GC, Hyogo, Jpn].

2017
Japan
Kodai, Tatsuya
ABC GC
203 (-13)
¥30million
Mynavi

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kodai, Tatsuya

Venue

ABC GC

Score

203 (-13)

Prize money

¥30million

Title sponsor

Mynavi

Played as the Mynavi ABC Championship (Oct 26-29; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Yusaku Miyazato (Jpn), Ryutaro Nagano (Jpn) and Im Sung-jae (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind 27-year-old Kodai (Jpn), who claimed his first Japan Tour win. [ABC GC, Kato, Hyogo, Japan].

2016
Japan
ABC GC
276 (-12)
¥30million
Mynavi

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Katayama, Shingo

Venue

ABC GC

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

¥30million

Title sponsor

Mynavi

Played as the Mynavi ABC Championship (Oct 27-30; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Shintaro Kobayashi (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Katayama (Jpn), who recorded his fourth win in this event. [ABC GC, Kato, Hyogo, Japan].

2015
Japan
Kim, Kyung-tae
ABC GC
272 (-12)
¥30million
Mynavi

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kim, Kyung-tae

Venue

ABC GC

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

¥30million

Title sponsor

Mynavi

Played as the Mynavi ABC Championship (Oct 29-Nov 1; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Katsumasa Miyamoto (Jpn), Daisuke Kataoka (Jpn) and Won Joon Lee (S Kor/Aus) finished 2 shots behind Kim Kyung-tae (S Kor; known as "K.T." Kim). [ABC GC, Kato, Hyogo, Japan].

2014
Japan
Oda, Ryuichi
ABC GC
263 (-21)
¥30million
Mynavi

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Oda, Ryuichi

Venue

ABC GC

Score

263 (-21)

Prize money

¥30million

Title sponsor

Mynavi

Played as the Mynavi ABC Championship (Oct 30-Nov 2; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Koumei Oda (Jpn) and Hideto Tanihara (Jpn) finished 5 shots behind Ryuichi Oda (Jpn), who won his second Japan Tour event. [ABC GC, Kato, Hyogo, Japan].

2013
Japan
ABC GC
269 (-15)
¥30million
Mynavi

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ikeda, Yuta

Venue

ABC GC

Score

269 (-15)

Prize money

¥30million

Title sponsor

Mynavi

Played as the Mynavi ABC Championship (Oct 31-Nov 3; Japan Tr event). Ikeda (Jpn) beat Hur Suk-ho (S Kor; known as "S.K." Ho) at the first playoff hole. [ABC GC, Kato, Hyogo, Japan].

2012
Japan
Lee, Han
ABC GC
271 (-17)
¥30million
Mynavi

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Lee, Han

Venue

ABC GC

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

¥30million

Title sponsor

Mynavi

Played as the Mynavi ABC Championship (Oct 25-28; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Katsumasa Miyamoto (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Lee (USA), who claimed his first Japan Tour title. [ABC GC, Kato, Hyogo, Japan].

2011
Japan
Kawano, Koichiro
ABC GC
273 (-15)
¥30million
Mynavi

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kawano, Koichiro

Venue

ABC GC

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

¥30million

Title sponsor

Mynavi

Played as the Mynavi ABC Championship (Oct 27-30; Japan Tr event). Kawano (Jpn) beat Bae Sang-moon (S Kor) in a playoff, to record his first Japan Tour win. [ABC GC, Kato, Hyogo, Japan].

2010
Japan
Kim, Kyung-tae
ABC GC
275 (-13)
¥30million
Mynavi

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kim, Kyung-tae

Venue

ABC GC

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

¥30million

Title sponsor

Mynavi

Played as the Mynavi ABC Championship (Oct 28-31; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Ryo Ishikawa (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Kim Kyung-tae (S Kor; known as "K.T." Kim). [ABC GC, Kato, Hyogo, Japan].

2009
Japan
Suzuki, Toru
ABC GC
274 (-14)
¥30million
Mynavi

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Suzuki, Toru

Venue

ABC GC

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

¥30million

Title sponsor

Mynavi

Played as the Mynavi ABC Championship (Oct 29-Nov 1; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Takashi Kanemoto (Jpn) finished 5 shots behind Suzuki (Jpn), who recorded the last of his eight Japan Tour wins. [ABC GC, Kato, Hyogo, Japan].

2008
Japan
ABC GC
279 (-9)
¥30million
Mynavi

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ishikawa, Ryo

Venue

ABC GC

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

¥30million

Title sponsor

Mynavi

Played as the Mynavi ABC Championship (Oct 30-Nov 2; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Keiichiro Fukabori (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Ishikawa (Jpn), who recorded his first Japan Tour win as a professional. [ABC GC, Kato, Hyogo, Japan].

2007
Japan
Minoza, Frankie
ABC GC
274 (-14)
¥24million
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Minoza, Frankie

Venue

ABC GC

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

¥24million

Title sponsor

x

Played as the ABC Championship (Oct 25-28; Japan Tr event). 47-year-old Minoza (Phil) beat Lee Dong-hwan (S Kor) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record the last of his seven Japan Tour wins. [ABC GC, Kato, Hyogo, Japan].

2006
Japan
ABC GC
271 (-17)
¥24million
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Katayama, Shingo

Venue

ABC GC

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

¥24million

Title sponsor

x

Played as the ABC Championship (Oct 26-29; Japan Tr event). Defending champion Katayama (Jpn) beat Yang Yong-eun (S Kor; known as "Y.E." Yang) with a birdie at the second playoff hole, to win this event for the third time in four years. [ABC GC, Kato, Hyogo, Japan].

2005
Japan
ABC GC
274 (-14)
¥24million
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Katayama, Shingo

Venue

ABC GC

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

¥24million

Title sponsor

x

Played as the ABC Championship (Oct 27-30; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Dinesh Chand (Fiji) finished 2 shots behind Katayama (Jpn), who won this event for the second time in three years. [ABC GC, Kato, Hyogo, Japan].

2004
Japan
Inoue, Makoto
ABC GC
273 (-15)
¥24million
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Inoue, Makoto

Venue

ABC GC

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

¥24million

Title sponsor

x

Played as the ABC Championship (Oct 28-31; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Toru Suzuki (Jpn) and Ryoken Kawagishi (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Inoue (Jpn), who claimed his first Japan Tour win. [ABC GC, Kato, Hyogo, Japan].

2003
Japan
ABC GC
265 (-23)
¥24million
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Katayama, Shingo

Venue

ABC GC

Score

265 (-23)

Prize money

¥24million

Title sponsor

x

Played as the ABC Championship (Oct 30-Nov 2; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Katsumasa Miyamoto (Jpn) finished 9 shots behind Katayama (Jpn). [ABC GC, Kato, Hyogo, Japan].

2002
Japan
Jones, Brendan
ABC GC
269 (-19)
¥40million
Philip Morris

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Jones, Brendan

Venue

ABC GC

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

¥40million

Title sponsor

Philip Morris

Played as the Philip Morris K.K. Championship (Oct 31-Nov 2; Japan Tr event). Second-placed and defending champion Toshimitsu Izawa (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind first-time Japan Tour winner Jones (Aus). [ABC GC, Kato, Hyogo, Japan].

2001
Japan
Izawa, Toshimitsu
ABC GC
272 (-16)
¥40million
Philip Morris

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Izawa, Toshimitsu

Venue

ABC GC

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

¥40million

Title sponsor

Philip Morris

Played as the Philip Morris K.K. Championship (Oct 25-28; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Hidemichi Tanaka (Jpn) and defending champion Toru Taniguchi (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Izawa (Jpn). [ABC GC, Kato, Hyogo, Japan].

2000
Japan
Taniguchi, Toru
ABC GC
272 (-16)
¥40million
Philip Morris

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Taniguchi, Toru

Venue

ABC GC

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

¥40million

Title sponsor

Philip Morris

Played as the Philip Morris Championship (Oct 26-29; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Hidemichi Tanaka (Jpn) and Shingo Katayama (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Taniguchi (Jpn). [ABC GC, Kato, Hyogo, Japan].

1999
Japan
Kawagishi, Ryoken
ABC GC
270 (-18)
¥40million
Philip Morris

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kawagishi, Ryoken

Venue

ABC GC

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

¥40million

Title sponsor

Philip Morris

Played as the Philip Morris Championship (Oct 28-31; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Katsunori Kuwabara (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Kawagishi (Jpn), who recorded the last of his six Japan Tour wins. [ABC GC, Kato, Hyogo, Japan].

1998
Japan
ABC GC
275 (-13)
¥36million
Philip Morris

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ozaki, Jumbo

Venue

ABC GC

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

¥36million

Title sponsor

Philip Morris

Played as the Philip Morris Championship (Oct 29-Nov 1; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Mitsuo Harada (Jpn) and Carlos Franco (Para) finished 1 shot behind Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn). [ABC GC, Kato, Hyogo, Japan].

1997
Japan
Watts, Brian
ABC GC
280 (-8)
¥36million
Philip Morris

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Watts, Brian

Venue

ABC GC

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

¥36million

Title sponsor

Philip Morris

Played as the Philip Morris Championship (Oct 30-Nov 2; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Kaname Yokoo (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Watts (Can/USA), who won this event for the second time in four years. [ABC GC, Kato, Hyogo, Japan].

1996
Japan
ABC GC
278 (-10)
¥36million
Philip Morris

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ozaki, Joe

Venue

ABC GC

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

¥36million

Title sponsor

Philip Morris

Played as the Philip Morris Championship (Oct 24-27; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn), David Ishii (USA) and Russ Cochran (USA) finished 4 shots behind Naomichi "Joe" Ozaki (Jpn). [ABC GC, Kato, Hyogo, Japan].

1995
Japan
Tanaka, Hidemichi
ABC GC
278 (-10)
¥36million
Philip Morris

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Tanaka, Hidemichi

Venue

ABC GC

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

¥36million

Title sponsor

Philip Morris

Played as the Philip Morris Championship (Oct 26-29; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Naomichi "Joe" Ozaki (Jpn) and Nobunitsu Yuhara (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind first-time Japan Tour winner Tanaka (Jpn). [ABC GC, Kato, Hyogo, Japan].

1994
Japan
Watts, Brian
ABC GC
276 (-12)
¥36million
Philip Morris

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Watts, Brian

Venue

ABC GC

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

¥36million

Title sponsor

Philip Morris

Played as the Philip Morris Championship (Oct 27-30; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn), his younger brother Naomichi "Joe" Ozaki (Jpn) and Duffy Waldorf (USA) finished 1 shot behind Watts (Can/USA), who recorded back-to-back wins on the Japan Tour, and fifth win on the Tour in 1994. [ABC GC, Kato, Hyogo, Japan].

1993
Japan
Meshiai, Hajime
ABC GC
283 (-5)
¥36million
Lark

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Meshiai, Hajime

Venue

ABC GC

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

¥36million

Title sponsor

Lark

Played as the Lark Cup (Oct 28-31; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Masahiro "Massy" Kuramoto (Jpn) and defending champion Naomichi "Joe" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Meshiai (Jpn). [ABC GC, Kato, Hyogo, Japan].

1992
Japan
ABC GC
279 (-9)
¥36million
Lark

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ozaki, Joe

Venue

ABC GC

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

¥36million

Title sponsor

Lark

Played as the Lark Cup (Oct 29-Nov 1; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind his younger brother Naomichi "Joe" Ozaki (Jpn). [ABC GC, Kato, Hyogo, Japan].

1991
Japan
Yokoshima, Yoshikazu
ABC GC
280 (-8)
¥34.2million
Lark

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Yokoshima, Yoshikazu

Venue

ABC GC

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

¥34.2million

Title sponsor

Lark

Played as the ABC Lark Cup (Oct 31-Nov 3; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Roger Mackay (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Yokoshima (Jpn), who recorded the last of his six Japan Tour wins. [ABC GC, Kato, Hyogo, Japan].

1990
Japan
Kawagishi, Ryoken
ABC GC
277 (-11)
¥32.4million
Lark

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kawagishi, Ryoken

Venue

ABC GC

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

¥32.4million

Title sponsor

Lark

Played as the ABC Lark Cup (Oct 25-28; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Kawagishi (Jpn), who recorded his third Japan Tour win. [ABC GC, Kato, Hyogo, Japan].

1989
Japan
Jones, Brian
ABC GC
280 (-8)
¥28.8million
Lark

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Jones, Brian

Venue

ABC GC

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

¥28.8million

Title sponsor

Lark

Played as the ABC Lark Cup (Oct 26-29; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Toshiaki Sudo (Jpn) finished 4 shots behind Jones (Aus). [ABC GC, Kato, Hyogo, Japan].

1988
Japan
Takahashi, Katsunari
ABC GC
277 (-11)
¥27million
Lark

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Takahashi, Katsunari

Venue

ABC GC

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

¥27million

Title sponsor

Lark

Played as the ABC Lark Cup (Oct 27-30; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Takahashi (Jpn). Jumbo's younger brothers, Joe and Jet, were third and fourth respectively. [ABC GC, Kato, Hyogo, Japan].

1987
Japan
Bean, Andy
Sports Shinko CC
269 (-19)
¥6.5million
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Bean, Andy

Venue

Sports Shinko CC

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

¥6.5million

Title sponsor

x

Played as the ABC Japan-US Match (Oct 29-Nov 1; Japan Tr event; individual low score winner). Second-placed Masahiro "Massy" Kuramoto (Jpn) finished 5 shots behind Bean (USA), who recorded his second Japan Tour win. [Sports Shinko CC, Kawanishi, Hyogo, Japan].

1986
Japan
Sports Shinko CC
271 (-17)
¥6.5million
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Strange, Curtis

Venue

Sports Shinko CC

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

¥6.5million

Title sponsor

x

Played as the ABC Japan-US Match (Oct 30-Nov 2; Japan Tr event; individual low score winner). Second-placed Chip Beck (USA) finished 4 shots behind Strange (USA), who recorded his first and only Japan Tour win. [Sports Shinko CC, Kawanishi, Hyogo, Japan].

1985
Japan
Sports Shinko CC
276 (-12)
¥2.5million
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Pavin, Corey

Venue

Sports Shinko CC

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

¥2.5million

Title sponsor

x

Played as the ABC Cup Japan-U.S. Tournament (Oct 31-Nov 3; Japan Tr event; individual low score winner). Third-placed Katsunari Takahashi (Jpn) and Curtis Strange (USA) finished 3 shots behind Tateo "Jet" Ozaki (Jpn) and first-time Japan Tour winner Corey Pavin (USA), who tied for first place. [Sports Shinko CC, Kawanishi, Hyogo, Japan].

1985
Japan
Sports Shinko CC
276 (-12)
¥2.5million
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ozaki, Jet

Venue

Sports Shinko CC

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

¥2.5million

Title sponsor

x

Played as the ABC Cup Japan-U.S. Tournament (Oct 31-Nov 3; Japan Tr event; individual low score winner). Third-placed Katsunari Takahashi (Jpn) and Curtis Strange (USA) finished 3 shots behind Tateo "Jet" Ozaki (Jpn) and first-time Japan Tour winner Corey Pavin (USA), who tied for first place. [Sports Shinko CC, Kawanishi, Hyogo, Japan].

1984
Japan
Sobu CC
135 (-7)
US$20,000
Uchida Yoko

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Watson, Tom

Venue

Sobu CC

Score

135 (-7)

Prize money

US$20,000

Title sponsor

Uchida Yoko

Played as the Uchida Yoko Cup Japan vs USA Match (Nov 1-4; Japan Tr event; individual low score winner). Second-placed Mark O'Meara (USA) and Naomichi "Joe" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Watson (USA). [Sobu course, Sobu CC, Inzai, Chiba, Japan].

1983
Japan
Taiheiyo Club (Rokko)
141 (-3)
¥4.7million
Goldwin

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Nakajima, Tommy

Venue

Taiheiyo Club (Rokko)

Score

141 (-3)

Prize money

¥4.7million

Title sponsor

Goldwin

Played as the Goldwin Cup Japan vs USA Match (Nov 10-13; Japan Tr event; individual low score winner). Second-placed Hale Irwin (USA) finished 1 shot behind Tsuneyuki "Tommy" Nakajima (Jpn). [Rokko course, Taiheiyo Club, Miki, Hyogo, Japan].

1982
Japan
Sobu CC
134 (-8)
US$15,000
Goldwin

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Peete, Calvin

Venue

Sobu CC

Score

134 (-8)

Prize money

US$15,000

Title sponsor

Goldwin

Played as the Goldwin Cup Japan vs USA Match (Nov 4-7; Japan Tr event; individual low score winner). Craig Stadler (USA) finished in third place behind Bob Gilder (USA) and first-time Japan Tour winner Calvin Peete (USA), who tied for first place. [Sobu course, Sobu CC, Inzai, Chiba, Japan].

1982
Japan
Sobu CC
134 (-8)
US$15,000
Goldwin

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Gilder, Bob

Venue

Sobu CC

Score

134 (-8)

Prize money

US$15,000

Title sponsor

Goldwin

Played as the Goldwin Cup Japan vs USA Match (Nov 4-7; Japan Tr event; individual low score winner). Craig Stadler (USA) finished in third place behind Calvin Peete (USA) and Bob Gilder (USA), who tied for first place. Gilder won his second Japan Tour event. [Sobu course, Sobu CC, Inzai, Chiba, Japan].

1981
Japan
Clampett, Bobby
Sports Shinko CC
271 (-17)
US$30,500
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Clampett, Bobby

Venue

Sports Shinko CC

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

US$30,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the United States-Japan Professional Golf Match (Nov 5-8; Japan Tr event; individual low score winner). Second-placed Akira Yabe (Jpn) finished 7 shots behind Clampett (USA), who recorded his first and only Japan Tour win. [Sports Shinko CC, Kawanishi, Hyogo, Japan].

1980
Japan
Sports Shinko CC
276 (-12)
US$28,570
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Pate, Jerry

Venue

Sports Shinko CC

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

US$28,570

Title sponsor

x

Played as the United States-Japan Professional Golf Match (Nov 6-9; Japan Tr event; individual low score winner). Second-placed Norio Suzuki (Jpn) and defending champion Tom Purtzer (USA) finished 1 shot behind Pate (USA), who recorded the second of his two Japan Tour wins. [Sports Shinko CC, Kawanishi, Hyogo, Japan].

1979
Japan
Sports Shinko CC
276 (-12)
US$25,000
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Purtzer, Tom

Venue

Sports Shinko CC

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

US$25,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the United States-Japan Professional Golf Match (Nov 8-11; Japan Tr event; individual low score winner). Second-placed Bill Rogers (USA) finished 10 shots behind Purtzer (USA), who recorded his first and only Japan Tour win. [Sports Shinko CC, Kawanishi, Hyogo, Japan].

1978
Japan
Harima CC
273 (-15)
¥6million
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Aoki, Isao

Venue

Harima CC

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

¥6million

Title sponsor

x

Played as the United States-Japan Professional Golf Match (Nov 9-12; Japan Tr event; individual low score winner). Second-placed Kosaku Shimada (Jpn) finished 5 shots behind defending champion Aoki (Jpn). [Harima CC, Ono, Hyogo, Japan].

1977
Japan
Harima CC
280 (-8)
US$24,000
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Aoki, Isao

Venue

Harima CC

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

US$24,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the United States-Japan Professional Golf Match (Nov 10-13; Japan Tr event; individual low score winner). Second-placed Tom Weiskopf (USA) finished 2 shots behind Aoki (Jpn). [Harima CC, Ono, Hyogo, Japan].

1976
Japan
Harima CC
277 (-11)
US$20,000
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Watson, Tom

Venue

Harima CC

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

US$20,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the United States-Japan Tournament (Dec 2-5; Japan Tr event; individual low score winner). Second-placed Isao Aoki (Jpn) finished 3 shots behind Watson (USA), who claimed the first of his four Japan Tour wins. [Harima CC, Ono, Hyogo, Japan].

1975
Japan
Nakamura, Toru
Ibaraki Kokusai GC
273 (-15)
US$16,700
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Nakamura, Toru

Venue

Ibaraki Kokusai GC

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

US$16,700

Title sponsor

x

Played as the United States-Japan Tournament (Nov 21-24; Japan Tr event; individual low score winner). Second-placed Al Geiberger (USA) finished 7 shots behind Nakamura (Jpn). [Ibaraki Kokusai GC, Ibaraki-shi, Osaka, Japan].

1974
Japan
Sugihara, Teruo
Hashimoto CC
209 (-7)
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Sugihara, Teruo

Venue

Hashimoto CC

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the United States-Japan Tournament (Nov 29-Dec 1; Japan Tr event; individual low score winner). Second-placed Hubert Green (USA) finished 1 shot behind Sugihara (Jpn). [Hashimoto CC, Hashimoto, Wakayama, Japan].

1973
Japan
Hashimoto CC
218 (+2)
US$17,857
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Geiberger, Al

Venue

Hashimoto CC

Score

218 (+2)

Prize money

US$17,857

Title sponsor

x

Played as the United States-Japan Tournament (Nov 23-25; Japan Tr event; individual low score winner). Second-placed Takashi Murakami (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Geiberger (USA), who recorded his first and only Japan Tour win. [Hashimoto CC, Hashimoto, Wakayama, Japan].

1972
Japan
Ikeda CC
209 (-4)
US$16,233
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Aaron, Tommy

Venue

Ikeda CC

Score

209 (-4)

Prize money

US$16,233

Title sponsor

x

Played as the United States-Japan Tournament (Nov 3-5; Japan Tr event; individual low score winner). Second-placed Bert Yancey (USA) finished 1 shot behind Aaron (USA), who recorded his first and only professional circuit win in Japan. [Ikeda CC, Ikeda, Osaka, Japan].

1971
Japan
Perfect Liberty CC
208 (-8)
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Casper, Billy

Venue

Perfect Liberty CC

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural United States-Japan Golf Match (Nov 5-7; Japan Tr event; individual low score winner). Bert Yancey (USA) finished in third place behind Billy Casper (USA) and Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn), who tied for first place. Casper recorded his first and only professional circuit win in Japan. [Perfect Liberty CC, Osaka, Japan].

1971
Japan
Perfect Liberty CC
208 (-8)
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ozaki, Jumbo

Venue

Perfect Liberty CC

Score

208 (-8)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural United States-Japan Golf Match (Nov 5-7; Japan Tr event; individual low score winner). Bert Yancey (USA) finished in third place behind Billy Casper (USA) and Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn), who tied for first place. [Perfect Liberty CC, Osaka, Japan].

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