Started playing the game at age 11, he is very popular in Japan with both the media, players and fans. . .Very polite to all, he always spends a minimum of 30 minutes to sign autographs after his round. He is also into mental training and is one of the pioneers who introduced the importance of mental training to golf in Japan.
Japan PGA Tour
7 - 1995 Philip Morris Championship, 1996 Pepsi Ube-Kosan, 1998 Aiful Cup, Japan Open, DDI Okinawa Open, 1999 Acom International, 2000 Daido Shizuoka Open, Chunichi Crowns, 2001 Tsuruya Open, Gateway To The Open Mizuno Open
1994 Japan PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 4; top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average 74.25; money ¥530,057 (ranked 242nd) best finish T-47th in The Crowns
1995 Japan PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 17; Top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average - 70.60 (ranked 12th); Money - ¥78,815,775 (ranked 6th); winner at the Phillip Morris Championship
1996 Japan PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 20; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 71.23 (ranked 27th); Money - ¥46,165,295 (ranked 16th); winner at the Pepsi Ube Kosan
1997 Japan PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 26; Top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average - 71.08 (ranked 25th); Money - ¥29,357,393 (ranked 44th); best finish, T-4th Gene Sarazen Jun Classic
1998 Japan PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; in money - 25; Top-10 finishes - 11; scoring average - 70.46 (ranked 8th); Money - ¥103,941,437 (ranked 3rd); winner at the Aiful Cup, Japan Open, DDI Okinawa Open
1999 Japan PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average - 70.43 (ranked 9th); Money - ¥68,819,716 (ranked 12th); winner at the Acom International.
2000 Japan PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 69.77 (ranked 2nd); Money - ¥108,807,851 (ranked 5th); winner at the Daido Shizuoka Open, Chunichi Crowns.
2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 3 ; in money - 3; top-10 finishes - 0; money $124,916 (ranked 203rd - unofficial); best finish T11th at the American Express Championship
2001 Japan PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 14; Top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average - 69.95 (ranked 3rd); Money - ¥95,185,544 (ranked 7th); winner, Tsuruya Open, Gateway To The Open Mizuno Open.
2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 7; rounds played - 14 ; in money - 2; top-10 finishes - 0; money $65,363 (ranked 238th-unofficial); best finish T-17th at the Accenture Match Play Championship. at the end of the Year earned his PGA Tour card by finishing T23rd in the Qualifying tournament.
2002 Japan PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 2; in money - 2; Top-10 finishes -1; scoring average - 69.25; Money ¥18,540,000 (ranked 55th); best finish, 2nd Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters.
One of 11 rookies to finish in the top 125 of the money list.
2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 31; rounds played - 102 ; in money -20; top-10 finishes - 2; money $766,423 (ranked 92nd); best finish T-4th at the Disney Golf Classic
Scoring - 70.89 / (66th); driving distance - 281.2 / (86th); driving accuracy -74.6% / (18th); GIR - 66.7% / (68th); putting - 1.761 / (67th); birdie average - 3.68 per rd / (79th) / total birdies - 375; sand saves - 50.6% / (94th); all-around rank - 653 / (62nd)
2003 Japan PGA Tour Summary
Only played once on the Japan Tour in 2003, T18th in Dunlop Phoenix.
2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 30; Rounds Played - 112; in money - 25; top -10 Finishes - 4; money $1,024,678 Rank (69th); Best finish: T-4th at the Bell Canadian Open & Southern Farm Bureau Classic
Scoring - 70.86 / (72nd); Driving Distance - 281.1 / (133rd); Driving Accuracy - 73.8% / (12th); GIR - 68.3% / (32nd); Putting - 1.769 / (73rd); Birdie Average - 3.65 per rd / (83rd) / Total Birdies - 409; Sand Saves - 54.5% / (37th); All-Around Rank - 593 / (44th)
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