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Shigeki Maruyama

Residence:
   Chiba, Japan & Beverly Hills, Calif.
Birthplace:
   Chiba-Pref, Japan
Turned Pro:
   1982
Height: 5' 7'
Weight: 185
Birthdate:
   September 11, 1969
Age: 33
College:
   Chiba-Pref, Japan

Player Notes

At age 11, Maruyama watched Tom Watson win the 1981 Masters and decided that he wanted to be a professional golfer. In 1997 he won three of Japan's four major tournaments and finished second on the money list, behind, of course, Jumbo Ozaki, who has anointed Maruyama as his successor as the dominant Japanese player. Maruyama has proved himself to be especially skilled at match play, his 5-0 record at the 1998 Presidents Cup was the best of any player on either side, and he made it to the quarterfinals of the 1999 Anderson Consulting Match Play Championship. Getting to the quarterfinals of the Match Play he earned enough money to get his tour card for 2000. Even though his full-time residence is Chiba, Japan, he maintains a second resident in Beverly Hills, Calif. . .Member of 1998 & 2000 Presidents Cup Team.

Career Victories

Japan PGA Tour
10 - 1993 Pepsi-UBE Kousan, 1995 Bridgestone Open, 1996 Bridgestone Open; 1997 Japan PGA Championship; Pocari Sweat Yomiui Open, Japan Match Play Championship, Nippon Series, 1998 PGA Philanthropy, 1999 Bridgestone Open

PGA Tour
2 - 2001 Greater Milwaukee Open, 2002 Verizon Byron Nelson Classic

Career Summary

1992 Japanese Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 6; in money - 3; top-10 finishes - 0; Scoring Average - 73.00; money 2,611,000 (ranked 165th); best finish T-26th, Lark Cup Golf

1993 Japanese Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 4; Scoring Average - 71.98 (ranked 19th); money 49,295,306 (ranked 20th); winner Pepsi UBE Kosan.

1994 Japanese Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; in money - 21; top-10 finishes - 7; Scoring Average - 72.25 (ranked 33rd); money 39,530,386 (ranked 24th); best finish T-3rd, Fujisankei Classic & PGA Philanthropy.

1995 Japanese Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 29; in money - 22; top-10 finishes - 12; Scoring Average - 70.70 (ranked 16th); money 103,209,036 (ranked 3rd); winner Bridgestone Open.

1996 Japanese Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 21; top-10 finishes - 6; Scoring Average - 70.70 (ranked 11th); money 75,961,133 (ranked 5th); winner Bridgestone Open.

1997 Japanese Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 23; top-10 finishes -15; Scoring Average - 69.77 (ranked 3rd); money 152,774,420 (ranked 2nd); Winner 4 times - PGA Championship, Yomiuri Open, PGA Match Play and Nippon Series

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 6; in money - 6; top-10 finishes - 1; money $111,781 (ranked 161st); best finish, T10th in British Open.

1998 Japanese PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 12; stroke average 70.04 (ranked 4th); money 86,422,421 (ranked 7th); Winner at PGA Philanthropy

1998 PGA Tour Summary
On the PGA Tour in 1998 finished T-59th in Nissan Open, missed cut in Players Championship and Masters, T-29th in British Open, T-65th in PGA Championship and T-11th in NEC World Series of Golf.

1999 Japanese PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 16; top-10 finishes - 9; stroke average 70.30 (ranked 7th); money 114,958,525 (ranked 3rd); Winner, Bridgestone, Open

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 9; in money - 4; top-10 finishes - 3; stroke average 71.48; money $79,137 (ranked 202nd); best finish, T5th (lost in quarterfinals) Andersen Consulting Match Play Championship, 6th NEC Invitational.

2000 Notes
Didn't make any starts in 2000 on the Japanese Tour.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 26 / Rounds Played: 85 / Cuts made: 19 / Top-10 finishes: 7; Best finish: T2nd at the Buick Invitational; Earnings: $1,207,104 Rank (37th)

2000 Stats
Scoring - 70.77 / (50th); Driving Distance - 281.1 / (26th); Driving Accuracy - 63.9% / (157th); GIR - 64.3% / (140th); Putting - 1.794 / (141st); Birdie Average - 3.46 per rd / (101st) / Total Birdies - 294; Sand Saves - 51.1% / (135th); Scrambling - 63.7% / (17th); All-Around Rank - 888 / (122nd)

2001 Notes
Played in two events on the Japanese Tour, T17th at the Bridgestone Open and 7th in Golf Nippon Series JT Cup .

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 27 / Rounds Played: 94 / Cuts made: 22 / Top-10 finishes: 4; Best finish: Winner at the Greater Milwaukee Open; Earnings: $1,441,455 Rank (37th)

2001 Stats
Scoring - 70.42 / (37th); Driving Distance - 279.9 / (90th); Driving Accuracy - 65.3% / (148th); GIR - 65.6% / (107); Putting - 1.750 / (39th); Birdie Average - 3.73 per rd / (65th) / Total Birdies - 351; Sand Saves - 58.8% / (21st); Scrambling - 61.3% / (65th); All-Around Rank - 524 / (38th).

2002 Notes
His best financial year yet even bettering his best year (1997) on the Japanese tour.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered: 24 / Rounds Played: 87 / Cuts made: 20 / Top-10 finishes: 5 / Best finish: Winner at the Verizon Byron Nelson Classic / Earnings: $2,214,794 Rank (16th).

2002 Stats
Scoring - 70.26 / (20th); Driving Distance - 280.0 / (100th); Driving Accuracy - 65.1% / (147th); GIR - 63.9% / (148th); Putting - 1.753 / (40th); Birdie Average - 3.68 per rd / (79th) / Total Birdies - 320; Sand Saves - 59.1% / (8th); All-Around Rank - 576 / (37th)

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