Who's who in golf - Shigeki Maruyama

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Name: - Shigeki Maruyama
Country: - Japan
Born : - September 12, 1969 in Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan (nr Tokyo).
Original Home/Club: - Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan
Occupation: - Professional golfer
Turned Pro: - 1992

Roll of Honour

Presidents Cup player (1998, 2000). Multiple wins on the Japan and US PGA Tours.

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Maruyama, sometimes called the 'smiling assassin' due to his ever-present smile on the golf course, is one of the best Japanese golfers of the modern era. He recorded victories on the US PGA Tour in three consecutive years (2001, '02 & '03), but now plays mainly on the Japan Tour.

Top tournaments won by Shigeki Maruyama

2009Men JapanNippon Series JT CupTokyo Yomiuri CC271 (-9)¥40million
Played as the Golf Nippon Series JT Cup (Dec 3-6; Japanese major ch'ship and season-ending event). Maruyama (Jpn) beat Kyung-tae "K.T." Kim (S Kor) with a par at the fourth playoff hole (par-3 18th), to claim his 10th and last Japan Tour win. [Tokyo Yomiuri CC, Inagi, nr Tokyo, Japan].
2003Men AmericaWyndham Ch'shipForest Oaks CC266 (-22)$810,000
Played as the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro (Oct 16-19). Second-placed Brad Faxon (USA) finished 5 strokes behind Maruyama (Jpn), who recorded the last of his three PGA Tour wins. [Forest Oaks CC, Greensboro, NC].
2002Men AmericaByron Nelson Ch'shipTPC Las Colinas266 (-14)$864,000
Played as the Verizon Byron Nelson Classic (May 9-12). Second-placed Ben Crane (USA) finished 2 shots behind Maruyama (Japan), who won his second PGA Tour title. [TPC course, Four Seasons Resort Las Colinas, Irving, nr Dallas, TX. Early rounds also on the Cottonwood Valley course].
2001Men AmericaGtr Milwaukee OpenBrown Deer Park266 (-18)$558,000
Played as the Greater Milwaukee Open (July 12-15). First-time PGA Tour winner Maruyama (Jpn) beat Charles Howell III (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [Brown Deer Park GC, Brown Deer, nr Milwaukee, Wisc.].
1999Men JapanBridgestone OpenSodegaura CC268 (-20)¥22million
Played as the Bridgestone Open (Oct 21-24; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Toshimitsu Izawa (Jpn) finished 5 shots behind Maruyama (Jpn), who this event for the third time in five years. [Sodegaura course, Sodegaura CC, Chiba, Jpn].
1997Men JapanJapan PGA Ch'shipCentral GC, Jpn272 (-16)¥18million
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].
1997Men JapanNippon Series JT CupTokyo Yomiuri CC268 (-16)¥30million
Played as the Golf Nippon Series Hitachi Cup (Dec 4-7; Japanese major ch'ship). Second-placed Tateo "Jet" Ozaki (Jpn) finished 2 shots behind Maruyama (Jpn). [Tokyo Yomiuri CC, Inagi, nr Tokyo, Japan].
1996Men JapanBridgestone OpenSodegaura CC272 (-16)¥21.6million
Played as the Bridgestone Open (Oct 17-20; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Brian Watts (Can/USA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Maruyama (Jpn). [Sodegaura course, Sodegaura CC, Chiba, Jpn].
1995Men JapanBridgestone OpenSodegaura CC274 (-14)¥21.6million
Played as the Bridgestone Open (Oct 19-22; Japan Tr event). Second-placed Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki (Jpn), Mark Calcavecchia (USA) and Shinichi Yokota (Jpn) finished 3 shots behind Maruyama (Jpn), who claimed his second Japan Tour win. [Sodegaura course, Sodegaura CC, Chiba, Jpn].
1993Men JapanUbe Kosan OpenUbe 72 CC264 (-20)¥14.4million
Played as the Pepsi Ube Kosan Open (May 20-23). Second-placed Todd Hamilton (USA) finished 2 shots behind first-time Japan Tour winner Maruyama (Jpn). [Ube 72 CC, Ube, Yamaguchi, Japan].


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