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Tournament results: Japan Open

Results for the Japan Open 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
Inamori, Yuki
Murasaki CC
275 (-5)
¥31.5million
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Inamori, Yuki

Venue

Murasaki CC

Score

275 (-5)

Prize money

¥31.5million

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 15-18; Japan Tr major ch'ship). Second-placed Hideto Tanihara (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Yuki Inamori (Jpn), who recorded his second Japan Tour win, and second win in three years in this event. [Sumire course, Murasaki CC, Noda, Chiba].

2019
Japan
Kim, Chan
285 (+1)
¥40million
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kim, Chan

Venue

Koga

Score

285 (+1)

Prize money

¥40million

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 17-20; Japan Tr major ch'ship). Second-placed Shaun Norris (RSA) and Mikumu Horikawa (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Kim (USA). [Koga GC, Shishibu, nr Koga, Fukuoka, Jpn].

2018
Japan
Inamori, Yuki
270 (-14)
¥40million
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Inamori, Yuki

Score

270 (-14)

Prize money

¥40million

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 11-14; Japan Tr major ch'ship). Second-placed Shaun Norris (RSA) finished 2 shots behind 24-year-old Inamori (Jpn), who recorded his first Japan Tour win. [Yokohama CC, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan].

2017
Japan
272 (-8)
¥40million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ikeda, Yuta

Score

272 (-8)

Prize money

¥40million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 12-15; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Takumi Kanaya (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Ikeda (Jpn), who won his second Japan Open title. [East course, Gifu Seki CC, Seki, Gifu, Japan].

2016
Japan
Sayama GC
275 (-5)
¥40million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Matsuyama, Hideki

Venue

Sayama GC

Score

275 (-5)

Prize money

¥40million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 13-16; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Kyoung-hoon Lee (S Kor) and Yuta Ikeda (Jpn) finished 3 shots behind Matsuyama (Jpn), who claimed his first win in a Japanese major championship. [Sayama GC, Iruma, Saitama, Japan].

2015
Japan
Kodaira, Satoshi
Rokko Kokusai GC
275 (-13)
¥40million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kodaira, Satoshi

Venue

Rokko Kokusai GC

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

¥40million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 15-18; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed and defending champion Yuta Ikeda (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Kodaira (Jpn), who recorded his second win in a Japan Tour major championship, and third in total on the Japan Tour. [East course, Rokko Kokusai GC, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan].

2014
Japan
270 (-10)
¥40million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ikeda, Yuta

Score

270 (-10)

Prize money

¥40million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 16-19; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Satoshi Kodaira (Jpn) and Shingo Katayama (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Ikeda (Jpn), who claimed his first Japan Open title. [Umesato course, Chiba CC, Chiba, Japan].

2013
Japan
Kobayashi, Masanori
Ibaraki GC, Ibaraki
274 (-10)
¥40million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kobayashi, Masanori

Venue

Ibaraki GC, Ibaraki

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

¥40million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 17-20; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Koumei Oda (Jpn) finished 3 shots behind Kobayashi (Jpn), who recorded his third Japan Tour win and first in a Japanese major championship. [East course, Ibaraki GC, Tsukuba, Ibaraki].

2012
Japan
Kuboya, Kenichi
Naha GC
292 (+8)
¥40million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kuboya, Kenichi

Venue

Naha GC

Score

292 (+8)

Prize money

¥40million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 11-14; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Juvic Pagunsan (Phil) finished 1 shot behind Kuboya (Jpn), who recorded his sixth Japan Tour win. [Naha GC, Okinawa, Jpn].

2011
Japan
282 (-2)
¥40million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Bae, Sangmoon

Score

282 (-2)

Prize money

¥40million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 13-16; Japanese major ch'ship). Bae (S Kor) beat Kenichi Kuboya (Jpn) at the first playoff hole, to claim his third Japan Tour title (all won in 2011). [Takanodai CC, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture].

2010
Japan
Kim, Kyung-tae
Aichi CC
271 (-13)
¥40million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kim, Kyung-tae

Venue

Aichi CC

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

¥40million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 14-17; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Hiroyuki Fujita (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Kyung-tae "K.T." Kim (S Kor), who recorded his second Japan Tour win. [Aichi CC, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan].

2009
Japan
Oda, Ryuichi
Musashi CC
282 (-6)
¥40million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Oda, Ryuichi

Venue

Musashi CC

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

¥40million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 15-18; Japanese major ch'ship). 32-year-old Oda (Jpn) beat Ryo Ishikawa (Jpn) and Yasuharu Imano (Jpn) with a seven-foot birdie putt at the second playoff hole (par-4 18th), to capture his first Japan Tour win. [Toyooka course, Musashi CC, Iruma, Saitama, Japan].

2008
Japan
283 (-1)
¥40million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Katayama, Shingo

Venue

Koga

Score

283 (-1)

Prize money

¥40million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 16-19; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Ryo Ishikawa (Jpn) finished 4 shots behind Katayama (Jpn), who won his second Japan Open title in four years. [Koga GC, Shishibu, nr Koga, Fukuoka, Jpn].

2007
Japan
Taniguchi, Toru
283 (-5)
¥40million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Taniguchi, Toru

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

¥40million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 11-14; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Shingo Katayama (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Tanaguchi (Jpn). [East course, Sagamihara GC, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Jpn].

2006
Japan
Sheehan, Paul
277 (-7)
¥40million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Sheehan, Paul

Score

277 (-7)

Prize money

¥40million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 12-15; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Azumo Yano (Jpn) finished 3 shots behind Sheehan (Aus). [West course, Kasumigaseki CC, Kawagoe, Saitama, nr Tokyo].

2005
Japan
282 (-2)
¥24million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Katayama, Shingo

Venue

Hirono

Score

282 (-2)

Prize money

¥24million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 13-16; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Craig Parry (Aus) and Ryoken Kawagishi (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Katayama (Jpn). [Hirono GC, Shijimi, Miki, Hyogo, Japan].

2004
Japan
Taniguchi, Toru
Katayamazu GC
285 (-3)
¥24million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Taniguchi, Toru

Venue

Katayamazu GC

Score

285 (-3)

Prize money

¥24million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 14-17; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed David Smail (NZ), Wei-tze Yeh (China) and Toshimitsu Izawa (Jpn) finished 4 shots behind Taniguchi (Jpn). [Hakusan course, Katayamazu GC, Kaga, Ishikawa].

2003
Japan
Fukabori, Keiichiro
276 (-8)
¥24million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Fukabori, Keiichiro

Venue

Nikko

Score

276 (-8)

Prize money

¥24million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 16-19; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Yasuharo Imano (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Fukabori (Jpn). [Nikko CC, Nikko, Tochigi, Japan].

2002
Japan
Smail, David
271 (-9)
¥24million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Smail, David

Score

271 (-9)

Prize money

¥24million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 17-20; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Jong-duck Kim (S Kor) finished 4 shots behind first-time Japan Tour winner Smail (NZ). [Shimonoseki GC, Shiminoseki, Yamaguchi, Jpn].

2001
Japan
Teshima, Taichi
277 (-7)
¥24million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Teshima, Taichi

Score

277 (-7)

Prize money

¥24million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 11-14; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Tsuyoshi Yoneyama (Jpn) finished 4 shots behind Teshima (Jpn), who recorded his second Japan Tour win. [Tokyo GC, Sayama, Saitama, Jpn].

2000
Japan
281 (-3)
¥24million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ozaki, Joe

Score

281 (-3)

Prize money

¥24million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 12-15; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Keng-chi Lin (Taiw) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Naomichi "Joe" Ozaki (Jpn). [Takanodai CC, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture].

1999
Japan
298 (+10)
¥24million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ozaki, Joe

Venue

Otaru

Score

298 (+10)

Prize money

¥24million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Sept 30-Oct 3; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Kazuhiko Hosokawa (Jpn) and Nobumitsu Yuhara (Jpn) finished finished 2 shots behind Naomichi "Joe" Ozaki (Jpn). [New course, Otaru CC, Otaru, Hokkaido, Jpn].

1998
Japan
Tanaka, Hidemichi
283 (-5)
¥24million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Tanaka, Hidemichi

Venue

Oarai

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

¥24million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 1-4; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Naomichi "Joe" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Tanaka (Jpn). [Oarai GC, Oarai, Ibaraki, Japan].

1997
Japan
286 (+2)
¥24million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Parry, Craig

Venue

Koga

Score

286 (+2)

Prize money

¥24million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 2-5; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Seiki Okuda (Jpn), Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn) and Frankie Minoza (Phil) finished 1 shot behind Parry (Aus), who recorded his second Japan Tour win. [Koga GC, Shishibu, nr Koga, Fukuoka, Jpn].

1996
Japan
Teravainen, Peter
282 (-2)
¥24million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Teravainen, Peter

Score

282 (-2)

Prize money

¥24million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Sept 26-29; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Frankie Minoza (Phil) finished 2 shots behind first-time Japan Tour winner Teravainen (USA). [West course, Ibaraki CC, Ibaraki-shi, nr Osaka, Japan].

1995
Japan
Izawa, Toshimitsu
277 (-7)
¥16million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Izawa, Toshimitsu

Score

277 (-7)

Prize money

¥16million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Sept 28-Oct 1; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Kazuhiko Hosokawa (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Izawa (Jpn), who recorded his first professional win. [East course, Kasumigaseki CC, Kawagoe, Saitama, nr Tokyo].

1994
Japan
Yokkaichi CC
270 (-18)
¥18million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ozaki, Jumbo

Venue

Yokkaichi CC

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

¥18million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Sept 29-Oct 2; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed David Ishii (USA) and Hideki Kase (Jpn) finished 13 shots behind Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn), who won the last of his five Japan Open titles. [Yokkaichi CC, Yokkaichi, Mie, Jpn].

1993
Japan
Okuda, Seiki
Biwako CC
281 (-3)
¥18million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Okuda, Seiki

Venue

Biwako CC

Score

281 (-3)

Prize money

¥18million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 7-10; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed and defending champion Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 5 shots behind Okuda (Jpn). [Ritto/Mikami course, Biwako CC, Ritto, nr Kusatsu, Shiga, Jpn].

1992
Japan
277 (-11)
¥18million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ozaki, Jumbo

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

¥18million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 8-11; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Brent Franklin (Can) and Masahiro Kuramoto (Jpn) finished 5 shots behind Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn). [Ryugasaki CC, Ryugasaki, Ibaraki, Jpn].

1991
Japan
290 (+2)
¥18million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Nakajima, Tommy

Score

290 (+2)

Prize money

¥18million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 10-13; Japanese major ch'ship). Tsuneyuki "Tommy" Nakajima (Jpn) beat Noburo Sugai (Jpn) in a playoff, to win the last of his four Japan Open titles. [Shimonoseki GC, Shiminoseki, Yamaguchi, Jpn].

1990
Japan
281 (-7)
¥18million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Nakajima, Tommy

Venue

Otaru

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

¥18million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 4-7; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Tsuneyuki "Tommy" Nakajima (Jpn). [New course, Otaru CC, Otaru, Hokkaido, Jpn].

1989
Japan
274 (-6)
¥10million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ozaki, Jumbo

Score

274 (-6)

Prize money

¥10million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 5-8; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Brian Jones finished 1 shot behind defending champion Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn). [Wago course, Nagoya GC, Aichi, Jpn].

1988
Japan
288 (+4)
¥10million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ozaki, Jumbo

Score

288 (+4)

Prize money

¥10million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 6-9; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Tsuneyuki "Tommy" Nakajima (Jpn) and defending champion Isao Aoki (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn). [Tokyo GC, Sayama, Saitama, Jpn].

1987
Japan
Arima Royal GC
279 (-9)
¥10million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Aoki, Isao

Venue

Arima Royal GC

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

¥10million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 8-11; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Tsuneyuki "Tommy" Nakajima (Jpn) and Nobuo Serizawa (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Aoki (Jpn). [East/Centre course, Arima Royal GC, nr Kobe, Hyogo].

1986
Japan
Totsuka CC
284 (-4)
¥10million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Nakajima, Tommy

Venue

Totsuka CC

Score

284 (-4)

Prize money

¥10million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 9-12; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Isao Aoki (Jpn) and Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Tsuneyuki "Tommy" Nakajima (Jpn). [West course, Totsuka CC, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Jpn].

1985
Japan
Higashi Nagoya CC
285 (-3)
¥10million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Nakajima, Tommy

Venue

Higashi Nagoya CC

Score

285 (-3)

Prize money

¥10million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 10-13; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Hiroshi Makino (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Tsuneyuki "Tommy" Nakajima (Jpn). [West course, Higashi Nagoya CC, Toyota, Aichi, Jpn].

1984
Japan
Uehara, Koichi
Ranzan CC
283 (-5)
¥10million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Uehara, Koichi

Venue

Ranzan CC

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

¥10million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 4-7; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Koichi Suzuki (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Uehara (Jpn). [Ranzan CC, Hiki-gun, nr Ranzan, Saitama, Jpn].

1983
Japan
Rokko Kokusai GC
281 (-7)
¥8million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Aoki, Isao

Venue

Rokko Kokusai GC

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

¥8million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Sept 29-Oct 2; Japanese major ch'ship). Aoki (Jpn) beat Terry Gale (Aus) with a par at the second playoff hole. [East/Centre course, Rokko Kokusai GC, Kobe, Hyogo, Japan].

1982
Japan
Yabe, Akira
Musashi CC
277 (-7)
¥8million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Yabe, Akira

Venue

Musashi CC

Score

277 (-7)

Prize money

¥8million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 28-31; Japanese major ch'ship). 36-year-old Yabe (Jpn) won by a margin of 5 shots to record the last of his five Japan Tour wins. [Toyooka course, Musashi CC, Iruma, Saitama, Japan].

1981
Japan
Hagawa, Yutaka
Nihon Line GC
280 (E)
¥8million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Hagawa, Yutaka

Venue

Nihon Line GC

Score

280 (E)

Prize money

¥8million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 29-Nov 1; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Tsuneyuki "Tommy" Nakajima (Jpn) and Kenji Mori (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Hagawa (Jpn). The 23-year-old "leftie" recorded his first Japan Tour win after two years as a professional. [East course, Nihon Line GC, Kani, Gifu, Jpn].

1980
Japan
Kikuchi, Katsutoshi
296 (E)
¥8million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kikuchi, Katsutoshi

Score

296 (E)

Prize money

¥8million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 31-Nov 3; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Isao Aoki (Jpn) and K. Yoshikawa (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Kikuchi (Jpn), who recorded his first and only Japan Tour victory. [East course, Sagamihara GC, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Jpn].

1979
Japan
Kuo, Chi-hsiung
Hino GC
285 (-3)
¥8million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kuo, Chi-hsiung

Venue

Hino GC

Score

285 (-3)

Prize money

¥8million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Nov 1-4; Japanese major ch'ship). Kuo (Taiw) beat Isao Aoki (Jpn), Koichi Uehara (Jpn) and Yoshitaka Uamamoto (Jpn) with a short birdie putt at the fourth hole of a four-way sudden-death playoff. [King course, Hino GC, Gamou, Shiga, Jpn].

1978
Japan
281 (-7)
¥10million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

¥10million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Nov 2-5; Japanese major ch'ship). Defending champion Ballesteros (Esp) beat Graham Marsh (Aus) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [West course, Yokohama CC, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan].

1977
Japan
Narashino CC
284 (E)
¥10million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ballesteros, Seve

Venue

Narashino CC

Score

284 (E)

Prize money

¥10million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Nov 17-20; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Takashi Murakami (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind 20-year-old wire-to-wire winner Ballesteros (Esp). [Narashino CC, Inzai, Chiba].

1976
Japan
Shimada, Kosaku
Central GC, Jpn
288 (-4)
¥10million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Shimada, Kosaku

Venue

Central GC, Jpn

Score

288 (-4)

Prize money

¥10million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Nov 11-15; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Toru Nakamura (Jpn) and defending champion Takashi Murakami (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Shimada (Jpn). [East course, Central GC, Namegata, Ibaraki].

1975
Japan
Murakami, Takashi
Kasugai CC
278 (-10)
¥8million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Murakami, Takashi

Venue

Kasugai CC

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

¥8million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Sept 25-28; Japanese major ch'ship). Murakami (Jpn) shot a final round six-under-par 66 for a three-shot victory. [East course, Kasugai CC, Kasugai, Aichi, Jpn].

1974
Japan
Central GC, Jpn
279 (-13)
¥6million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ozaki, Jumbo

Venue

Central GC, Jpn

Score

279 (-13)

Prize money

¥6million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Sept 26-29; Japanese major ch'ship). Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn) recorded his first of five wins in the Japan Open, but would wait 14 years before claiming his second win in the event. [East course, Central GC, Namegata, Ibaraki].

1973
Japan
Arda, Ben
278 (-10)
¥4.5million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Arda, Ben

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

¥4.5million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Sept 27-30; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Isao Aoki (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Arda (Phil). Aoki held a four-shot lead going into the final round, but then shot a one-over-par 73 to Arda's five-under 67. [West course, Ibaraki CC, Ibaraki-shi, nr Osaka, Japan].

1972
Japan
Hahn, Chang-sang
Ohtone CC
278 (-10)
¥4.5million
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Hahn, Chang-sang

Venue

Ohtone CC

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

¥4.5million

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Sept 28-Oct 1; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind 33-year-old Han (S Kor), who captured his first tournament title in Japan. [East course, Ohtone/Otone CC, Bando, Ibaraki, Jpn].

1971
Japan
Fujii, Yoshimasa
Aichi CC
282
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Fujii, Yoshimasa

Venue

Aichi CC

Score

282

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Sept 28-Oct 1; Japanese major ch'ship). Fujii (Jpn) won in a playoff. [Aichi CC, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan].

1970
Japan
Kitta, Mitsuhiro
Musashi CC
282 (-2)
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kitta, Mitsuhiro

Venue

Musashi CC

Score

282 (-2)

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Sept 30-Oct 2; Japanese major ch'ship). Won by Kitta (Jpn). [Sasai course, Musashi CC, Sayama, Saitama, Japan].

1969
Japan
Sugimoto, Hideyo
284
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Sugimoto, Hideyo

Venue

Ono

Score

284

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Sept 30-Oct 2; Japanese major ch'ship). Won for the second time by Sugimoto (Jpn). [Ono GC, Ono, Hyogo, Japan].

1968
Japan
Kono, Takaaki
Sobu CC
284
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kono, Takaaki

Venue

Sobu CC

Score

284

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 2-4; Japanese major ch'ship). Won by Kono (Jpn). [East/Centre-nines, Sobu course, Sobu CC, Inzai, Chiba, Japan].

1967
Japan
Kitta, Tadashi
282
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kitta, Tadashi

Venue

Hirono

Score

282

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 2-4; Japanese major ch'ship). Kitta (Jpn) won this event for the second time in three years. [Hirono GC, Shijimi, Miki, Hyogo, Japan].

1966
Japan
Sato, Seiichi
285
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Sato, Seiichi

Score

285

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 4-6; Japanese major ch'ship). Won by Sato (Jpn). [Sodegaura course, Sodegaura CC, Chiba, Jpn].

1965
Japan
Kitta, Tadashi
Miyoshi CC
284
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kitta, Tadashi

Venue

Miyoshi CC

Score

284

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 6-9; Japanese major ch'ship). Won by Kitta (Jpn). [Miyoshi CC, nr Nagoya, Aichi, Jpn].

1964
Japan
Sugimoto, Hideyo
288
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Sugimoto, Hideyo

Score

288

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 27-29; Japanese major ch'ship). Won by Sugimoto (Jpn). [Tokyo GC, Sayama, Saitama, Jpn].

1963
Japan
Toda, Toichira
Yokkaichi CC
283
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Toda, Toichira

Venue

Yokkaichi CC

Score

283

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Sept 18-20; Japanese major ch'ship). Won by 48-year-old Toda (Jpn). [Yokkaichi CC, Yokkaichi, Mie, Jpn].

1962
Japan
Sugihara, Teruo
287
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Sugihara, Teruo

Score

287

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Sept 26-28; Japanese major ch'ship). Won by Sugihara (Jpn). [Umesato course, Chiba CC, Chiba, Japan].

1961
Japan
Hosoishi, Kenji
289
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Hosoishi, Kenji

Score

289

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Nov 8-10; Japanese major ch'ship). Hosoishi (Jpn) won in a playoff. [Takanodai CC, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture].

1960
Japan
Kobari, Haruyoshi
294
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kobari, Haruyoshi

Venue

Hirono

Score

294

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Sept 26-28; Japanese major ch'ship). Won by Kobari (Jpn) for the second time in four years. [Hirono GC, Shijimi, Miki, Hyogo, Japan].

1959
Japan
Chen, Ching-po
296
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Chen, Ching-po

Score

296

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Sept 28-30; Japanese major ch'ship). Chen (Taiw) won in a playoff. [East course, Sagamihara GC, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Jpn].

1958
Japan
Nakamura, Torakichi
288 (E)
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Nakamura, Torakichi

Score

288 (E)

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 28-30; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Tadashi Kitta (Jpn) finished four shots behind Torakichi "Pete" Nakamura (Jpn), who claimed the last of his three Japan Open titles. [Takanodai CC, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture].

1957
Japan
Kobari, Haruyoshi
Aichi CC
285
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kobari, Haruyoshi

Venue

Aichi CC

Score

285

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Sept 17-19; Japanese major ch'ship). Won by Kobari (Jpn). [Aichi CC, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan].

1956
Japan
Nakamura, Torakichi
291
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Nakamura, Torakichi

Score

291

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Sept 18-20; Japanese major ch'ship). Won for the second time by Torakichi "Pete" Nakamura (Jpn). [West course, Kasumigaseki CC, Kawagoe, Saitama, nr Tokyo].

1955
Japan
Ono, Koichi
293
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ono, Koichi

Venue

Hirono

Score

293

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Sept 19-21; Japanese major ch'ship). Won by Ono (Jpn) for the third time in five years. [Hirono GC, Shijimi, Miki, Hyogo, Japan].

1954
Japan
Hayashi, Yoshiro
291
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Hayashi, Yoshiro

Score

291

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Sept 27-29; Japanese major ch'ship). Won by Hayashi (Jpn). [Tokyo GC, Sayama, Saitama, Jpn].

1953
Japan
Ono, Koichi
Takarazuka GC
299
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ono, Koichi

Venue

Takarazuka GC

Score

299

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 5-7; Japanese major ch'ship). Won by Son Shi-kin* (China) for the second time in three years. [Old course, Takarazuka GC, Takarazuka, Hyogo, Jpn]. *Son Shi-kin of China became a naturalised Japanese citizen in 1955, changing his name to Koichi Ono.

1952
Japan
Nakamura, Torakichi
279
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Nakamura, Torakichi

Score

279

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 8/9; Japanese major ch'ship). Shigeru Ishii (Jpn) finished in second place behind Torakichi "Pete" Nakamura (Jpn), who won the first of his three Japan Open titles. [Fuji course, Kawana Hotel, Ito, Shizuoka].

1951
Japan
Ono, Koichi
288
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ono, Koichi

Venue

Naruo

Score

288

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 3/4; Japanese major ch'ship). Won by Son Shi-kin* (China). [Naruo GC, Inagawa, Hyogo, Jpn]. *Son Shi-kin of China became a naturalised Japanese citizen in 1955, changing his name to Koichi Ono.

1950
Japan
Hayashi, Yoshiro
288
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Hayashi, Yoshiro

Venue

Abiko

Score

288

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 2/3; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Shimamura Yuyosu (Jpn; name requires verification) finished 1 shot behind Hayashi (Jpn). [Abiko GC, Abiko, Chiba, Japan].

1949
Japan
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

Japan Open not played due to World War II.

1948
Japan
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

Japan Open not played due to World War II.

1947
Japan
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

Japan Open not played due to World War II.

1946
Japan
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

Japan Open not played due to World War II.

1945
Japan
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

Japan Open not played due to World War II.

1944
Japan
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

Japan Open not played due to World War II.

1943
Japan
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

Japan Open not played due to World War II.

1942
Japan
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

Japan Open not played due to World War II.

1941
Japan
Nobuhara, Tokushun
Hodogaya CC
290
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Nobuhara, Tokushun

Venue

Hodogaya CC

Score

290

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (May 8-10; Japanese major ch'ship). Won by Nobuhara (Jpn). [Hodogaya CC, Asahi, Kanagawa, Japan].

1940
Japan
Miyamoto, Tomekichi
285
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Miyamoto, Tomekichi

Score

285

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (May 28-30; Japanese major ch'ship). Won by Miyamoto (Jpn), who claimed the last of his six Japan Open titles. [Asaka course, Tokyo GC, Asaka, Saitama. This course closed around 1940].

1939
Japan
Toda, Toichira
287
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Toda, Toichira

Venue

Hirono

Score

287

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (June 7-9; Japanese major ch'ship). Won by Toda (Jpn). [Hirono GC, Shijimi, Miki, Hyogo, Japan].

1938
Japan
Rin, Man-puku
Fujisawa CC
294
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Rin, Man-puku

Venue

Fujisawa CC

Score

294

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 11-13; Japanese major ch'ship). Won by Rin (Taiw). [Fujisawa CC, Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Jpn; course closed - now site of Kanagawa Prefectural Sports Centre in Fujisawa].

1937
Japan
Chin, Sei-sui
284
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Chin, Sei-sui

Score

284

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (June 3-5; Japanese major ch'ship). Won by Chin (Taiw). [Sagami CC, Yamato, Kanagawa, Japan].

1936
Japan
Miyamoto, Tomekichi
293
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Miyamoto, Tomekichi

Venue

Naruo

Score

293

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 28-30; Japanese major ch'ship). Won by defending champion Miyamoto (Jpn). [Naruo GC, Inagawa, Hyogo, Jpn].

1935
Japan
Miyamoto, Tomekichi
296
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Miyamoto, Tomekichi

Score

296

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 30-Nov 1; Japanese major ch'ship). Won by Miyamoto (Jpn). [Asaka course, Tokyo GC, Asaka, Saitama. This course closed around 1940].

1934
Japan
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

Japan Open not played owing to typhoon disaster.

1933
Japan
Nakamura, Kodekichi
294
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Nakamura, Kodekichi

Score

294

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 6-9; Japanese major ch'ship). Won by Nakamura (Jpn). [East course, Kasumigaseki CC, Kawagoe, Saitama, nr Tokyo].

1932
Japan
Miyamoto, Tomekichi
298
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Miyamoto, Tomekichi

Score

298

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 8/9; Japanese major ch'ship). Won by Miyamoto (Jpn). [East course, Ibaraki CC, Ibaraki-shi, nr Osaka, Japan].

1931
Japan
Asami, Rokuzo
Hodogaya CC
281
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Asami, Rokuzo

Venue

Hodogaya CC

Score

281

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 31/Nov 1; Japanese major ch'ship). Won by Asami (Jpn). [Hodogaya CC, Asahi, Kanagawa, Japan].

1930
Japan
Miyamoto, Tomekichi
287
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Miyamoto, Tomekichi

Score

287

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (Oct 25/26; Japanese major ch'ship). Won by defending champion Miyamoto (Jpn). [East course, Ibaraki CC, Ibaraki-shi, nr Osaka, Japan].

1929
Japan
Miyamoto, Tomekichi
298
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Miyamoto, Tomekichi

Score

298

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (June 8/9; Japanese major ch'ship). Won by Miyamoto (Jpn). [East course, Ibaraki CC, Ibaraki-shi, nr Osaka, Japan].

1928
Japan
Asami, Rokuzo
301
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Asami, Rokuzo

Score

301

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the Japan Open (May 26/27; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Yokiyoshi Yasuda (Jpn) finished 7 shots behind 19-year-old Asami (Jpn). [Komazawa course, Tokyo GC, Setagaya, Tokyo. Course closed and is now the Komazawa Olympic Park].

1927
Japan
Akaboshi, Rokuro
Hodogaya CC
309
JGA

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Akaboshi, Rokuro

Venue

Hodogaya CC

Score

309

Prize money

Title sponsor

JGA

Played as the inaugural Japan Open (May 28/29; Japanese major ch'ship). Asami Midori (Jpn) finished in second place behind Akahoshi (Jpn). [Hodogaya CC, Asahi, Kanagawa, Japan].

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