Name:Tateo "Jet" Ozaki
Also known as:Jet
Born:Jan 9, 1954 in Kaiyo, Tokushima, Japan.
Occupation:Professional golfer; founder "Jet" golf equipment and clothing.
Total professional wins (21), including Japan Tour wins (15) and Japan Senior Tour (5).
"Jet" Ozaki is a member of Japan's most famous golfing family, with older brother Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki and younger brother Tateo "Jet" Ozaki also prolific winners on the Japan Tour.
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].
Played as the Bridgestone Open (Oct 23-26; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Naomichi "Joe" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind his older brother Tateo "Jet" Ozaki (Jpn). [Sodegaura course, Sodegaura CC, Chiba, Jpn].
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].
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].
Played as the Golf Nippon Series (Dec 4-8; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Masahiro Kuramoto (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Tateo "Jet" Ozaki (Jpn). [Tokyo Yomiuri CC, Inagi, nr Tokyo].
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