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 Los Angeles, Calif. . .Member of 1998 and 2000 Presidents Cup Team.
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
3 - 2001 Greater Milwaukee Open, 2002 Verizon Byron Nelson Classic, 2003 Chrysler Classic Of Greensboro
1992 Japan PGA 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 Japan PGA 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 Japan PGA 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 and PGA Philanthropy.
1995 Japan PGA 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 Japan PGA 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 Japan PGA 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 Japan PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 20; top-10 finishes - 12; scoring average 70.04 (ranked 4th); money ¥86,422,421 (ranked 7th); Winner at PGA Philanthropy. 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 Japan PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 16; top-10 finishes - 9; scoring 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; scoring average 71.48; money $79,137 (ranked 202nd); best finish, T5th (lost in quarterfinals) Andersen Consulting Match Play Championship, 6th NEC Invitational.
Didn't make any starts in 2000 on the Japan PGA Tour.
2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; rounds played - 85 ; in money -19; top-10 finishes - 7; money $1,207,104 (ranked 37th); best finish T2nd at the Buick Invitational
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)
Played in two events on the Japan PGA Tour, T17th at the Bridgestone Open and 7th in Golf Nippon Series JT Cup .
2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; rounds played - 94 ; in money -22; top-10 finishes - 4; money $1,441,455 (ranked 37th); Winner at the Greater Milwaukee Open
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).
His best financial year yet even bettering his best year (1997) on the Japan PGA Tour.
2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; rounds played - 87 ; in money -20; top-10 finishes - 5; money $2,214,794 (ranked 16th).; Winner at the Verizon Byron Nelson Classic
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).
Has finished 37th on the money list three of the last four years.
2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; Rounds Played - 85; in money - 17; top -10 Finishes - 4; money $1,669,292 Rank (37th); Best finish: Won at the Chrysler Classic of Greensboro
Scoring - 70.76 / (63rd); Driving Distance - 278.9 / (152nd); Driving Accuracy - 67.0% / (96th); GIR - 64.9% / (105th); Putting - 1.776 / (94th); Birdie Average - 3.48 per rd / (123rd) / Total Birdies - 296; Sand Saves - 52.2% / (61st); All-Around Rank - 739 / (93rd).
Was five back of lead going into the final round of Nissan Open. Fired a closing-round 67 to finish one back of 54-hole leader Mike Weir. Missed a 12-foot par putt on the 72nd hole.
2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; Rounds Played - 92; in money - 22; top -10 Finishes - 6; money $2,301,692 Rank (23rd); Best finish: 2nd at the Nissan Open
Scoring - 70.23 / (21st); Driving Distance - 280.1 / (157th); Driving Accuracy - 63.7% / (105th); GIR - 64.6% / (108th); Putting - 1.746 / (17th); Birdie Average - 3.75 per rd / (41st) / Total Birdies - 345; Sand Saves - 49.4% / (88th); All-Around Rank - 720 / (87th).
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