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Tournament results: Japan PGA Ch'ship

Results for the Japan PGA Ch'ship are shown in the table below, which includes details of the respective winners, their scores and prize money, relevant venues and title sponsors.
2022
Japan
(Kim, Seong-hyeon)
Grand Fields CC
Aug 4-7
¥20million
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

(Kim, Seong-hyeon)

Venue

Grand Fields CC

Score

Aug 4-7

Prize money

¥20million

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Aug 4-7; Japan Tr major ch'ship). [Grand Fields CC, Mishima, Shizuoka, Japan].

2021
Japan
Kim, Seong-hyeon
271 (-13)
¥20million
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kim, Seong-hyeon

Venue

Nikko

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

¥20million

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (July 1-4; Japan Tr major ch'ship). Second-placed Yuta Ikeda (Jpn) and Yuki Inamori (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind 22-year-old Seong-hyeon Kim (S Kor), who recorded his first Japan Tour win, and first Japan Tour major championship title, in his 25th start on the Tour. [Nikko CC, Nikko, Tochigi, Japan].

2020
Japan
(Ishikawa, Ryo)
Cancelled
x
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

(Ishikawa, Ryo)

Venue

Nikko

Score

Cancelled

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

Japan PGA Championship not played in 2020 (scheduled for July 2-5; cancelled due to global coronavirus pandemic; Japan Tr major ch'ship). [Nikko CC, Nikko, Tochigi, Japan].

2019
Japan
Ibusuki GC
269 (-13)
¥30million
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ishikawa, Ryo

Venue

Ibusuki GC

Score

269 (-13)

Prize money

¥30million

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (July 4-7; Japan Tr major ch'ship). Ishikawa (Jpn) beat Jung-gon Hwang (S Kor) with an eagle at the first playoff hole (par-5 18th). [Kaimon course, Ibusuki GC, nr Ibusuki, Kagoshima, Japan].

2018
Japan
Taniguchi, Toru
Boso CC
282 (-6)
¥30million
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Taniguchi, Toru

Venue

Boso CC

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

¥30million

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (May 10-13; Japan Tr major ch'ship). Taniguchi (Jpn) beat Yoshinori Fujimoto (Jpn) with a birdie at the first playoff hole to win this Japanese major championship for the third time. [Boso CC, Mutsuzawa, Chiba, Jpn].

2017
Japan
Kanehide Kise CC
276 (-12)
¥30million
Nissin

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Miyazato, Yusaku

Venue

Kanehide Kise CC

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

¥30million

Title sponsor

Nissin

Played as the Japan PGA Championship Nissin Cupnoodles Cup (May 11-14; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Brad Kennedy (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Yusaku (Jpn), who recorded back-to-back wins on the Japan Tour and his second Japan Tour major championship win. [Kanahide Kise CC, Okinawa, Jpn].

2016
Japan
Tanihara, Hideto
266 (-22)
¥30million
Nissin

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Tanihara, Hideto

Score

266 (-22)

Prize money

¥30million

Title sponsor

Nissin

Played as the Japan PGA Championship Nissin Cupnoodles Cup (July 7-10; Japanese major ch'ship). First-time Japan major championship winner Tanihara (Jpn) beat Toshinori Muto (Jpn) with a par at the first playoff hole (par-4 18th). This was Tanihara's second straight win on the Japan Tour. [Hokkaido Classic GC, nr Sapporo, Japan].

2015
Japan
Bland, Adam
Taiheiyo Club (Konan)
268 (-16)
¥30million
Nissin

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Bland, Adam

Venue

Taiheiyo Club (Konan)

Score

268 (-16)

Prize money

¥30million

Title sponsor

Nissin

Played as the Japan PGA Championship Nissin Cupnoodles Cup (May 14-17; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Sang-hee Lee (S Kor) finished 3 shots behind Bland (Aus), who recorded his first Japan Tour win. [Konan course, Taiheiyo Club, Kumagaya, Saitama, Jpn].

2014
Japan
Teshima, Taichi
279 (-9)
¥30million
Nissin

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Teshima, Taichi

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

¥30million

Title sponsor

Nissin

Played as the Japan PGA Championship Nissin Cupnoodles Cup (June 5-8; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Kyoung-hoon Lee (S Kor) and Koumai Oda (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind 45-year-old Teshima (Jpn), who claimed his first Japan Tour win since 2007. [Golden Valley GC, Hyogo, Japan].

2013
Japan
Kim, Hyung-sung
Sobu CC
279 (-5)
¥30million
Nissin

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kim, Hyung-sung

Venue

Sobu CC

Score

279 (-5)

Prize money

¥30million

Title sponsor

Nissin

Played as the Japan PGA Championship Nissin Cupnoodles Cup (May 16-19; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Yoshinori Fujimoto (Jpn), Hiroyuki Fujita (Jpn) and Hideki Matsuyama (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Kim (S Kor). [Sobu course, Sobu CC, Inzai, Chiba, Japan].

2012
Japan
Taniguchi, Toru
Karasuyamajo CC
284 (-4)
¥30million
Nissin

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Taniguchi, Toru

Venue

Karasuyamajo CC

Score

284 (-4)

Prize money

¥30million

Title sponsor

Nissin

Played as the Japan PGA Championship Nissin Cupnoodles Cup (May 10-13; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Keiichiro Fukabori (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Taniguchi (Jpn), who won this event for the second time in three years. [Karasuyamajo CC, Tochigi, Jpn].

2011
Japan
Kawai, Hiroo
Ono Toyo GC
275 (-9)
¥27million
Nissin

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kawai, Hiroo

Venue

Ono Toyo GC

Score

275 (-9)

Prize money

¥27million

Title sponsor

Nissin

Played as the Japan PGA Championship Nissin Cupnoodles Cup (May 12-15; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Sang-Moon Bae (S Kor) finished 2 shots behind first-time Japan Tour winner Kawai (Jpn). [Ono Toyo GC, Ono, Hyogo, Japan].

2010
Japan
Taniguchi, Toru
Passage Kinkai Is.
270 (-10)
¥28million
Nissin

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Taniguchi, Toru

Venue

Passage Kinkai Is.

Score

270 (-10)

Prize money

¥28million

Title sponsor

Nissin

Played as the Japan PGA Championship Nissin Cupnoodles Cup (May 13-16; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Tetsuji Hiratsuka (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Taniguchi (Jpn). [Passage Kinkai Is. GC, Nagasaki, Jpn].

2009
Japan
Eniwa CC
266 (-14)
¥26million
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ikeda, Yuta

Venue

Eniwa CC

Score

266 (-14)

Prize money

¥26million

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (June 11-14; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Mutsihiro Tateyama (Jpn) finished 7 shots behind first-time Japan Tour winner Ikeda (Jpn). [Eniwa CC, Eniwa, Hokkaido, Jpn].

2008
Japan
Raysum Resort
265 (-23)
¥26million
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Katayama, Shingo

Venue

Raysum Resort

Score

265 (-23)

Prize money

¥26million

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (May 15-18; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Wen-chong Liang (China) finished 6 shots behind Katayama (Jpn). [Raysum G&S Resort, Annaka, Gunma, Jpn].

2007
Japan
Izawa, Toshimitsu
Kise CC
283 (-5)
¥26million
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Izawa, Toshimitsu

Venue

Kise CC

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

¥26million

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (May 10-13; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Satoru Hirota (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Izawa (Jpn), who recorded the last of his 16 Japan Tour titles. [Kise CC, Kise, Nago, Okinawa, Jpn].

2006
Japan
Kondo, Tomohiro
Tanigumi CC
278 (-10)
¥22million
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kondo, Tomohiro

Venue

Tanigumi CC

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

¥22million

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (May 11-14; Japanese major ch'ship). First-time Japan Tour winner Kondo (Jpn) beat Katsuyoshi Tomori (Jpn) at the first playoff hole. [Tanigumi CC, Ibigawa, Gifu, Jpn].

2005
Japan
Ho, S.K.
Tamana CC
272 (-16)
¥22million
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ho, S.K.

Venue

Tamana CC

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

¥22million

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (May 12-15; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Hideto Tanihara (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Hur Suk-ho (aka S.K. Ho) (S Kor). [Tamana CC, Tamana, Kumamoto, Jpn].

2004
Japan
Ho, S.K.
Kochi Kuroshio CC
202 (-14)
¥16.5million
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ho, S.K.

Venue

Kochi Kuroshio CC

Score

202 (-14)

Prize money

¥16.5million

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (May 13-16; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Keiichiro Fukabori (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Hur Suk-ho (aka S.K. Ho) (S Kor), who claimed his second Japan Tour win. Reduced to 54 holes after final round washed-out. [Kochi Kuroshio CC, Geisei, Aki, Kochi, Jpn].

2003
Japan
Miho GC
271 (-17)
¥22million
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Katayama, Shingo

Venue

Miho GC

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

¥22million

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (May 15-18; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Hur Suk-ho (aka S.K. Ho) (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Katayama (Jpn). [Miho GC, Ibaraki, Japan].

2002
Japan
Kuboya, Kenichi
Koma CC, Jpn
279 (-9)
¥22million
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kuboya, Kenichi

Venue

Koma CC, Jpn

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

¥22million

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (May 16-19; Japanese major ch'ship). Kuboya (Jpn) beat Shingo Katayama (Jpn) with a birdie at the second playoff hole. [Koma CC, Tsukigaseishiuchi, Nara, Jpn].

2001
Japan
Wilson, Dean
Queen's Hill GC
281 (-3)
¥22million
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Wilson, Dean

Venue

Queen's Hill GC

Score

281 (-3)

Prize money

¥22million

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (May 10-13; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Hideki Kase (Jpn) finished 4 shots behind Wilson (USA), the only player to finish below par for the 72 holes. [Queens Hill CC, Itoshima, Fukuoka, Jpn].

2000
Japan
Sato, Nobuhito
280 (-4)
¥22million
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Sato, Nobuhito

Score

280 (-4)

Prize money

¥22million

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (May 11-14; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Satoshi Higashi (Jpn) and Shigemasa Higaki (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Sato (Jpn). [Caledonian GC, Yokoshiba, Chiba, Japan].

1999
Japan
Twin Fields, Jpn
283 (-5)
¥22million
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ozaki, Joe

Venue

Twin Fields, Jpn

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

¥22million

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (May 13-16; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind his younger brother Naomichi "Joe" Ozaki (Jpn). One shot further back was Tateo "Jet" Ozaki (Jpn), the middle of the three golfing brothers. [GC Twin Fields, Komatsu, Ishikawa, Jpn].

1998
Japan
Jobe, Brandt
Grandage GC
280 (-8)
¥21.6million
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Jobe, Brandt

Venue

Grandage GC

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

¥21.6million

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (May 14-17; Japanese major ch'ship). Jobe (USA) beat Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn) in a playoff, to win his first and only Japanese "major". [Grandage GC, Yoshino, Nara, Jpn].

1997
Japan
Central GC, Jpn
272 (-16)
¥18million
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Maruyama, Shigeki

Venue

Central GC, Jpn

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

¥18million

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (May 15-18; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Shusaku Sugimoto (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Maruyama (Jpn), who won his first Japanese "major". [West course, Central GC, Namegata, Ibaraki].

1996
Japan
Sanyo GC
270 (-18)
¥18million
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ozaki, Jumbo

Venue

Sanyo GC

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

¥18million

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (May 9-12; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Shigeki Maruyama (Jpn) finished 8 shots behind Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn), who recorded his sixth and final win in this event. [Yoshii course, Sanyo GC, Hirayama, Akaiwa, Okayama].

1995
Japan
Sasaki, Hisayuki
Natsudomari GL
272 (-16)
¥18million
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Sasaki, Hisayuki

Venue

Natsudomari GL

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

¥18million

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (May 11-14; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Kazuhiro Takami (Jpn) finished 4 shots behind Sasaki (Jpn), who won his second Japan Tour event and first Japanese "major". [Natsudomari Links, Higashitazawa, Hiranai, Aomori, Jpn; Natsudomari means "Summer Nights"].

1994
Japan
Gohda, Hiroshi
Lake Green GC
279 (-5)
¥18million
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Gohda, Hiroshi

Venue

Lake Green GC

Score

279 (-5)

Prize money

¥18million

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (May 12-15; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Gohda (Jpn), who recorded his first and only Japan Tour win. [Lake Green GC, Mizano, Mitake, Gifu, Jpn].

1993
Japan
Sports Shinkou CC
278 (-10)
¥18million
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ozaki, Jumbo

Venue

Sports Shinkou CC

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

¥18million

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (May 13-16; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Tsuyoshi Yoneyama (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn), who recorded the fifth of his six wins in this event. [Sports Shinkou CC, Hyogo, Jpn].

1992
Japan
Shimoakima CC
281 (-7)
¥18million
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kuramoto, Massy

Venue

Shimoakima CC

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

¥18million

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (May 14-17; Japanese major ch'ship). Masahiro "Massy" Kuramoto (Jpn) beat Tsuneyuki "Tommy" Nakajima (Jpn) at the second playoff hole, to record his second win in this event. [Shimoakima CC, Annaka, Gunma, Jpn].

1991
Japan
Prestige CC, Jpn
273 (-15)
¥18million
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ozaki, Jumbo

Venue

Prestige CC, Jpn

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

¥18million

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Aug 15-18; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Tsukasa Watanabe (Jpn) finished 6 shots behind Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn). [Prestige CC, Tochigi, Tochigi Prefecture, Jpn].

1990
Japan
Kase, Hideki
Amanosan CC
274 (-14)
¥13.5million
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kase, Hideki

Venue

Amanosan CC

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

¥13.5million

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Aug 2-5; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Saburo Fujiki (Jpn) and Masahiro "Massy" Kuramoto (Jpn) finished 5 shots behind first-time Japan Tour winner Kase (Jpn). [Amanosan CC, Bessho, Sakai, Osaka, Jpn].

1989
Japan
Karasuyamajo CC
278 (-6)
¥12.6million
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ozaki, Jumbo

Venue

Karasuyamajo CC

Score

278 (-6)

Prize money

¥12.6million

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Aug 3-6; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Hideki Kase (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn), who recorded the third of his six wins in this event. [Karasuyamajo CC, Tochigi, Jpn].

1988
Japan
Ehime GC
268 (-20)
¥11.7million
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ozaki, Jet

Venue

Ehime GC

Score

268 (-20)

Prize money

¥11.7million

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (July 21-24; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind his younger brother Tateo "Jet" Oazki (Jpn), who recorded his second win in this event in four years. [Ehime GC, Uchiko, Ehime, Jpn].

1987
Japan
Ishii, David
Hamano GC
280 (-8)
¥10.8million
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ishii, David

Venue

Hamano GC

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

¥10.8million

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (July 23-26; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Seiichi Kanai (Jpn) and Brian Jones (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Ishii (USA), to win his first Japanese "major". [Hamano GC, Ichihara, Chiba, Japan].

1986
Japan
Nihon Line GC
272 (-16)
¥9million
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Aoki, Isao

Venue

Nihon Line GC

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

¥9million

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (July 24-27; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 4 shots behind Aoki (Jpn), who recorded the last of his three wins in this event. [West course, Nihon Line GC, Kani, Gifu, Jpn].

1985
Japan
Central GC, Jpn
288 (-4)
¥7.2million
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ozaki, Jet

Venue

Central GC, Jpn

Score

288 (-4)

Prize money

¥7.2million

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Aug 8-11; Japanese major ch'ship). Tateo "Jet" Ozaki (Jpn) beat Seiichi Kanai (Jpn) with a 20-foot birdie putt at the first playoff hole. [East course, Central GC, Namegata, Ibaraki].

1984
Japan
Mios Kikugawa CC
275 (-9)
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Nakajima, Tommy

Venue

Mios Kikugawa CC

Score

275 (-9)

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Aug 2-5; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Seiichi Kanai (Jpn), Toru Nakamura (Jpn) and Shinsaku Maeda (Jpn) finished shots 2 behind defending champion Tsuneyuki "Tommy" Nakajima (Jpn). [Mios Kikugawa CC, Onuki, Kakegawa, Shizuoka, Jpn].

1983
Japan
Shiun GC
279 (-9)
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Nakajima, Tommy

Venue

Shiun GC

Score

279 (-9)

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (July 28-31; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Isao Aoki (Jpn) and Yutaka Ukawa/Hanekawa (?)(Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Tsuneyuki "Tommy" Nakajima (Jpn). [Shiun GC, Shibata, Niiagata, Jpn].

1982
Japan
Meishin Yokaichi CC
274 (-14)
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kuramoto, Massy

Venue

Meishin Yokaichi CC

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (July 22-25; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Hsieh Min-nan (Taiw) finished 4 shots behind Kuramoto (Jpn). [Meishin Yokaichi CC, Yokaichi, Shiga, Jpn].

1981
Japan
Sapporo Korakuen
277 (-11)
¥5million
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Aoki, Isao

Venue

Sapporo Korakuen

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

¥5million

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (July 30-Aug 2; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Toru Nakamura (Jpn) finished 4 shots behind Aoki (Jpn). [Sapporo Korakuen CC, Nibetsu, Kitahiroshima, Hokkaido, Jpn].

1980
Japan
Yamamoto, Yoshitaka
Northern CC, Jpn
282 (-2)
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Yamamoto, Yoshitaka

Venue

Northern CC, Jpn

Score

282 (-2)

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Oct 2-5; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Seiichi Kanai (Jpn) and Minami(?) Takahashi (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Yamamoto (Jpn). [Akagi course, Northern CC, Shibukawa, Gunma, Jpn].

1979
Japan
Hsieh, Min-nan
Asami GC
272 (-16)
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Hsieh, Min-nan

Venue

Asami GC

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Sept 13-16; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Teruo Sugihara (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Hsieh (Taiw). [Asami GC, Sugisaki-cho, Mito, Ibaraki, Jpn].

1978
Japan
Kobayashi, Fujio
281 (-7)
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kobayashi, Fujio

Venue

Otaru

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Aug 17-20; Japanese major ch'ship). Kobayashi (Jpn) beat defending champion Tsuneyuki "Tommy" Nakajima (Jpn) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-5 16th). [Otaru CC, Otaru, Hokkaido, Jpn].

1977
Japan
Nihon Line GC
277 (-11)
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Nakajima, Tommy

Venue

Nihon Line GC

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Sept 22-25; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Teruo Sugihara (Jpn) and Yoshitaka Yamamoto (Jpn) finished shots behind 22-year-old Tsuneyuki "Tommy" Nakajima (Jpn), who recorded his first win in a Japanese major championship. [West course, Nihon Line GC, Kani, Gifu, Jpn].

1976
Japan
Kanai, Seiichi
Kuma CC, Jpn
273 (-7)
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kanai, Seiichi

Venue

Kuma CC, Jpn

Score

273 (-7)

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Sept 23-26; Japanese major ch'ship). Kanai (Jpn) beat Ichiro Enomoto (Jpn) with a par at the fourth playoff hole (par-3 16th). Haruo Yasuda (Jpn) and Male Yoshitsune (?)(Jpn) were eliminated at the first playoff hole (par-3 16th). [Kuma CC, Nishiki, Kumamoto, Jpn].

1975
Japan
Murakami, Takashi
Kurashiki CC
282 (-6)
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Murakami, Takashi

Venue

Kurashiki CC

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Oct 16-19; Japanese major ch'ship). Muramaki (Jpn) beat Yoshitaka Yamamoto (Jpn) in a 3-hole aggregate score playoff. [Kurashiki CC, Kurashiki, Okayama, Jpn].

1974
Japan
Omotezao Intl GC
274 (-14)
¥2million
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ozaki, Jumbo

Venue

Omotezao Intl GC

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

¥2million

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Aug 15-18; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed and defending champion Aoki (Jpn) finished 4 shots behind Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn). [Omotezao Intl/Kokusai GC, Shibata, Miyagi, Jpn].

1973
Japan
275 (-13)
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Aoki, Isao

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Oct 18-21; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Haruo Yasuda (Jpn) finished 8 shots behind Aoki (Jpn), who won his first Japanese major championship title. [East course, Gifu Seki CC, Seki, Gifu, Japan].

1972
Japan
Kanai, Seiichi
Murasaki CC
278 (-10)
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kanai, Seiichi

Venue

Murasaki CC

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Oct 19-22; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed and defending champion Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Kanai (Jpn), who recorded his first professional win. [Sumire/Violet course, Murasaki CC, Noda, Chiba].

1971
Japan
282 (-6)
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ozaki, Jumbo

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Sept 16-19; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Hideki Sugimoto (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn), who recorded the first of his six wins in this event. [Phoenix CC, Miyazaki, Japan].

1970
Japan
Sato, Seiichi
Mitsukaido GC
280 (-8)
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Sato, Seiichi

Venue

Mitsukaido GC

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Aug 26-28; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Mitsuhiro Tachibana/Takita (?)(Jpn) and Kim Ichiyoshi (?)(Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Sato (Jpn). [Mitsukaido GC, Sakatemachi, Joso, Ibaraki].

1969
Japan
Ishii, Hiroshi
Kasugai CC
277 (-11)
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ishii, Hiroshi

Venue

Kasugai CC

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Sept 5-7; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Teruo Sugihara (Jpn) finished 5 shots behind 28-year-old Ishii (Jpn), who recorded his first significant professional win. [East course, Kasugai CC, Kasugai, Aichi, Jpn].

1968
Japan
Shimada, Kosaku
Narashino CC
282 (-6)
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Shimada, Kosaku

Venue

Narashino CC

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Sept 6-8; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Teruo Suzumura (Jpn) finished 1 shot behind 24-year-old Shimada (Jpn). [King course, Narashino CC, Inzai, Chiba].

1967
Japan
Miyamoto, Shozo
Miyoshi CC
276 (-12)
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Miyamoto, Shozo

Venue

Miyoshi CC

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Sept 2-4; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Ishii Asuka (?)(Jpn) finished 1 shot behind Miyamoto (Jpn). [West course, Miyoshi CC, nr Nagoya, Aichi, Jpn].

1966
Japan
Kono, Mitsutaka
Sobu CC
271 (-17)
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kono, Mitsutaka

Venue

Sobu CC

Score

271 (-17)

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Aug 5-7; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Shigeru Uchida (Jpn) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Mitsutaka (Jpn). [Sobu course, Sobu CC, Inzai, Chiba, Japan].

1965
Japan
Kono, Mitsutaka
Kawagoe CC
273 (-15)
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kono, Mitsutaka

Venue

Kawagoe CC

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (July 15-17; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Yoshiaki Fujii (Jpn) and Chen Ching-po (Taiw) finished 6 shots behind 23-year-old Mitsutaka (Jpn). [Kawagoe CC, Higashimatsuyama, Saitama, Jpn].

1964
Japan
Kitta, Tadashi
Hirakata CC
281 (-7)
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kitta, Tadashi

Venue

Hirakata CC

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (May 26-28; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Asao Ishii (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Kitta (Jpn). In 1963 Ishii also finished in second place, 3 shots behind Kitta. [Hirakata CC, Hirakata, Osaka, Jpn].

1963
Japan
Kitta, Tadashi
285 (-3)
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Kitta, Tadashi

Score

285 (-3)

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (May 21-23; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Asao Ishii (Jpn) finished 3 shots behind Kitta (Jpn). [Ryugasaki CC, Ryugasaki, Ibaraki, Jpn].

1962
Japan
Nakamura, Torakichi
Yokkaichi CC
286
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Nakamura, Torakichi

Venue

Yokkaichi CC

Score

286

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (May 16-18; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Yoshiaki Fujii (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind 46-year-old Torakichi "Pete" Nakamura (Jpn), who won this event for the fourth and last time. [Yokkaichi CC, Yokkaichi, Mie, Jpn].

1961
Japan
Hayashi, Yoshiro
286
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Hayashi, Yoshiro

Venue

Koga

Score

286

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (May 16-18; Japanese major ch'ship; return to stroke-play after several years of matchplay). Second-placed Yoshiaki Fujii (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Hayashi (Jpn). [Koga GC, Shishibu, nr Koga, Fukuoka, Jpn].

1960
Japan
Tanaami, Ryohei
1 hole
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Tanaami, Ryohei

Venue

Oarai

Score

1 hole

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (May 23-26; Japanese major ch'ship). Tanaami (Jpn) beat Kenji Hosoishi (Jpn) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final. [Oarai GC, Oarai, Ibaraki, Japan].

1959
Japan
Nakamura, Torakichi
5 & 4
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Nakamura, Torakichi

Score

5 & 4

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (July 7/8; Japanese major ch'ship). Torakichi "Pete" Nakamura (Jpn) beat Koichi Ono (Jpn) 5 and 4 in the final, to win this event for the third straight year. [Ibaraki CC, Ibaraki-shi, nr Osaka, Japan].

1958
Japan
Nakamura, Torakichi
3 & 2
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Nakamura, Torakichi

Venue

Naruo

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Japanese major ch'ship). Defending champion Torakichi "Pete" Nakamura (Jpn) beat Koji Kurihara (Jpn) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final. Nakamura also prevailed when they met in the 1957 final. [Naruo GC, Inagawa, Hyogo, Jpn].

1957
Japan
Nakamura, Torakichi
Hodogaya CC
2 holes
PGA of Japan

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Nakamura, Torakichi

Venue

Hodogaya CC

Score

2 holes

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of Japan

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (July 23-27; Japanese major ch'ship). Torakichi "Pete" Nakamura (Jpn) beat Koji Kurihara (Jpn) by 2 holes in the 36-hole final. [Hodogaya CC, Asahi, Kanagawa, Japan].

1956
Japan
Hayashi, Yoshiro
7 & 6
Japan E&W PGAs

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Hayashi, Yoshiro

Score

7 & 6

Prize money

Title sponsor

Japan E&W PGAs

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Japanese major ch'ship). Hayashi (Jpn) beat Tsunekichi Arai (Jpn) 7 and 6 in the final. [Nagoya GC, Aichi, Jpn].

1955
Japan
Ono, Koichi
39th hole
Japan E&W PGAs

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ono, Koichi

Score

39th hole

Prize money

Title sponsor

Japan E&W PGAs

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Japanese major ch'ship). Son Shi-kin* (China) beat Yoshiro Hayashi (Jpn) at the 39th hole in the final. [Sagami CC, Yamato, Kanagawa, Japan]. *Son Shi-kin of China became a naturalised Japanese citizen in 1955, changing his name to Koichi Ono.

1954
Japan
Ishii, Shigeru
7 & 5
Japan E&W PGAs

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ishii, Shigeru

Venue

Hirono

Score

7 & 5

Prize money

Title sponsor

Japan E&W PGAs

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (July 6-9; Japanese major ch'ship). 41-year-old Ishii (Jpn) beat Son Shi-kin* (China) 7 and 5 in the 36-hole final. [Hirono GC, Shijimi, Miki, Hyogo, Japan]. *Son Shi-kin of China became a naturalised Japanese citizen in 1955, changing his name to Koichi Ono.

1953
Japan
Chin, Sei-sui
2 & 1
Japan E&W PGAs

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Chin, Sei-sui

Venue

Abiko

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

Title sponsor

Japan E&W PGAs

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (June 15-18; Japanese major ch'ship). Chin (Taiw) beat Yoshiro Hayashi (Jpn) 2 and 1 in the 36-hole final. [Abiko GC, Abiko, Chiba, Japan].

1952
Japan
Inoue, Seiji
5 & 3
Japan E&W PGAs

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Inoue, Seiji

Score

5 & 3

Prize money

Title sponsor

Japan E&W PGAs

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Japanese major ch'ship). Inoue (Jpn) beat Chin Sei-sui (Taiw) 5 and 3 in the final. [Sagami CC, Yamato, Kanagawa, Japan].

1951
Japan
Ishii, Tetsuo
3 & 1
Japan E&W PGAs

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Ishii, Tetsuo

Venue

Hirono

Score

3 & 1

Prize money

Title sponsor

Japan E&W PGAs

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Oct 18-21; Japanese major ch'ship). Ishii (Jpn) beat Torakichi "Pete" Nakamura (Jpn) 3 and 1 in the 36-hole final. [Hirono GC, Shijimi, Miki, Hyogo, Japan].

1950
Japan
Hayashi, Yoshiro
9 & 7
Japan E&W PGAs

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Hayashi, Yoshiro

Venue

Abiko

Score

9 & 7

Prize money

Title sponsor

Japan E&W PGAs

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Oct 5-8; Japanese major ch'ship). Defending champion Hayashi (Jpn) beat Son Shi-kin* (China) 9 and 7 in the 36-hole final. [Abiko GC, Abiko, Chiba, Japan]. *Son Shi-kin of China became a naturalised Japanese citizen in 1955, changing his name to Koichi Ono.

1949
Japan
Hayashi, Yoshiro
293
¥30,000
Japan E&W PGAs

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Hayashi, Yoshiro

Venue

Abiko

Score

293

Prize money

¥30,000

Title sponsor

Japan E&W PGAs

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Sept 14/15; Japanese major ch'ship). Koichi Ono (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Hayashi (Jpn). [Abiko GC, Abiko, Chiba, Japan].

1948
Japan
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

Japan PGA Championship 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 PGA Championship 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 PGA Championship 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 PGA Championship 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 PGA Championship 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 PGA Championship not played due to World War II.

1942
Japan
Chin, Sei-sui
7 & 6
Japan E&W PGAs

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Chin, Sei-sui

Venue

Koganei

Score

7 & 6

Prize money

Title sponsor

Japan E&W PGAs

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Aug 25-29; Japanese major ch'ship). Chin (Taiw) beat Tokushun Nobuhara (Jpn) 7 and 6 in the final (this result requires verification). [Koganei CC, Koganei, Tokyo].

1941
Japan
(not played)
x
x
x

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

(not played)

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

x

Title sponsor

x

Japan PGA Championship not played in 1941.

1940
Japan
Toda, Toichira
Ohho GC
6 & 5
Japan E&W PGAs

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Toda, Toichira

Venue

Ohho GC

Score

6 & 5

Prize money

Title sponsor

Japan E&W PGAs

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Sept 16-20; Japanese major ch'ship). Toichiro Toda (Jpn) beat Taketo Fujii (Jpn) 6 and 5 in the final, to record his third straight win in this event. [Ohho GC, Fukuoka, Jpn; this course ceased to exist in 1944].

1939
Japan
Toda, Toichira
3 & 2
Japan E&W PGAs

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Toda, Toichira

Score

3 & 2

Prize money

Title sponsor

Japan E&W PGAs

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Oct 18-21; Japanese major ch'ship). Defending champion Toda (Jpn) beat Tomekichi Miyamoto (Jpn) 3 and 2 in the final. [Fuji course, Kawana Hotel, Ito, Shizuoka].

1938
Japan
Toda, Toichira
Takarazuka GC
7 & 5
Japan E&W PGAs

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Toda, Toichira

Venue

Takarazuka GC

Score

7 & 5

Prize money

Title sponsor

Japan E&W PGAs

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Sept 12-15; Japanese major ch'ship). Toda (Jpn) beat Seiji Inoue (Jpn) 7 and 5 in the final. [Takarazuka GC, Takarazuka, Hyogo, Jpn].

1937
Japan
Uekata, Iwaichi
1 hole
Japan E&W PGAs

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Uekata, Iwaichi

Score

1 hole

Prize money

Title sponsor

Japan E&W PGAs

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Sept 13-16; Japanese major ch'ship). Uekata (Jpn) beat Chin Sei-sui (Taiw) by 1 hole in the final. [Takanodai CC, Chiba, Chiba Prefecture].

1936
Japan
Miyamoto, Tomekichi
5 & 3
Japan E&W PGAs

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Miyamoto, Tomekichi

Score

5 & 3

Prize money

Title sponsor

Japan E&W PGAs

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Sept 14-17; Japanese major ch'ship). Miyamoto (Jpn) beat Jiro Morioka (Jpn) 5 and 3 in the final, to claim the last of his four wins in this event. [Nagoya GC, Aichi, Jpn].

1935
Japan
Toda, Toichira
7 & 5
Japan E&W PGAs

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Toda, Toichira

Score

7 & 5

Prize money

Title sponsor

Japan E&W PGAs

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Oct 23-26; Japanese major ch'ship). 20-year-old Toda (Jpn) beat Chin Sei-sui (Taiw) 7 and 5 in the final. [Sagami CC, Yamato, Kanagawa, Japan].

1934
Japan
Miyamoto, Tomekichi
3 & 1
Japan E&W PGAs

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Miyamoto, Tomekichi

Venue

Hirono

Score

3 & 1

Prize money

Title sponsor

Japan E&W PGAs

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Sept 27-30; Japanese major ch'ship). Miyamoto (Jpn) beat Koasaku Ishii (Jpn) 3 and 1 in the final. [Hirono GC, Shijimi, Miki, Hyogo, Japan].

1933
Japan
Montes, Larry
Fujisawa CC
6 & 5
Japan E&W PGAs

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Montes, Larry

Venue

Fujisawa CC

Score

6 & 5

Prize money

Title sponsor

Japan E&W PGAs

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Oct 2-4; Japanese major ch'ship). Defending champion Montes (Phil) beat Rin Man-puku (Taiw) 6 and 5 in the 36-hole final. [Fujisawa CC, Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Jpn; course closed - now the site of Kanagawa Prefectural Sports Centre in Fujisawa].

1932
Japan
Montes, Larry
4 & 3
Japan E&W PGAs

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Montes, Larry

Venue

Naruo

Score

4 & 3

Prize money

Title sponsor

Japan E&W PGAs

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Oct 3-5; Japanese major ch'ship). Montes (Phil) beat Jiro Morioka (Jpn) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final. [Naruo GC, Naruohama, Hyogo, Jpn; this course closed in 1939].

1931
Japan
Asami, Rokuzo
Musashino CC
6 & 5
Japan E&W PGAs

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Asami, Rokuzo

Venue

Musashino CC

Score

6 & 5

Prize money

Title sponsor

Japan E&W PGAs

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Oct 26-28; Japanese major ch'ship; first year in match play format). Asami (Jpn) beat Chin Sei-sui (Taiw) 6 and 5 in the 36-hole final. [Fujigaya course, Musashino CC, Fujigaya, Kashiwa, Chiba; course closed - now site of JMSDF Shimofusa Air Base].

1930
Japan
Muraki, Akira
Takarazuka GC
304
Japan E&W PGAs

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Muraki, Akira

Venue

Takarazuka GC

Score

304

Prize money

Title sponsor

Japan E&W PGAs

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Oct 18/19; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Masayoshi Koshido (Jpn) and Chin Sei-sui (Taiw) finished 19 shots behind Muraki (Jpn). [Old course, Takarazuka GC, Takarazuka, Hyogo, Jpn].

1929
Japan
Miyamoto, Tomekichi
Rokumi Links
301
Japan E&W PGAs

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Miyamoto, Tomekichi

Venue

Rokumi Links

Score

301

Prize money

Title sponsor

Japan E&W PGAs

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (July 20/21; Japanese major ch'ship; field of ten players; first year as a 72-hole event). Second-placed Yukuchi Yasuda (Jpn) finished 11 shots behind Miyamoto (Jpn). [Rokumi Links, Chiba, Jpn; course no longer exists and some debate about its name: Rokumi, Rikomi, Rikumi].

1928
Japan
Asami, Rokuzo
156
Japan E&W PGAs

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Asami, Rokuzo

Venue

Naruo

Score

156

Prize money

Title sponsor

Japan E&W PGAs

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (Nov 30; Japanese major ch'ship; field of 12 players). Tomekichi "Tommy" Miyamoto (Jpn) beat Yukichi Yasuda (Jpn) in a playoff for outright second place. They both finished 1 shot behind 20-year-old Asami (Jpn), who also won the 1928 Japan Open. [Naruo GC, Naruohama, Hyogo, Jpn; this course closed in 1939].

1927
Japan
Nakagami, Kazuichi
153
Japan E&W PGAs

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Nakagami, Kazuichi

Score

153

Prize money

Title sponsor

Japan E&W PGAs

Played as the Japan PGA Championship (July 9; Japanese major ch'ship; field of eight players). Kazuichi Nakagami (Jpn; aka Seiichi Nakakami) beat defending champion Tomekichi "Tommy" Miyamoto (Jpn) by 1 shot in an 18-hole Monday playoff (Nakakami 81; Miyamoto 82). [Ibaraki CC, Ibaraki-shi, nr Osaka, Japan].

1926
Japan
Miyamoto, Tomekichi
161
Japan E&W PGAs

Category

Japan

Winner (holder)

Miyamoto, Tomekichi

Score

161

Prize money

Title sponsor

Japan E&W PGAs

Played as the inaugural Japan PGA Championship (July 4; Japanese major ch'ship; field of six players; playoff held on July 10). 23-year-old Tomekichi "Tommy" Miyamoto (Jpn) beat Kanji Fukui (Jpn) in a 36-hole playoff (Miyamoto 153; Fukui 160). [Ibaraki CC, Ibaraki-shi, nr Osaka, Japan].

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