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Shingo Katayama

  • Birthplace: Ibaraki, Japan
  • Residence: Ibaraki, Japan
  • Birthdate: January 31, 1973
  • Age: 34 Ht.:
  • Turned Pro: 1995
  • College: Nihon University
  • Eligibility Code: 11

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Player Notes

Became popular worldwide player at 2001 PGA Championship, smiling and joking on the way to a T4 finish. Displayed cowboy-style hat in performance.

Career Victories

Japan PGA Tour
22 - 1998 Sanko Grand Summer Championship, 1999 JCB Classic Sendai, 2000 Asia-Pacific Open, Munsingwear Open KSB Cup, Dunlop Phoenix, Nippon Series JT Cup, Fancl Open In Okinawa, 2001 Token Corporation Cup, Asia Pacific Open Kirin Open Golf, Suntory Open, 2002 Suntory Open, Golf Nippon Series JT Cup, 2003 PGA Championship, ABC Championship Golf Tournament, 2004 The Crowns, Woodone Open Hiroshima, 2005 Japan Open, ABC Championship, 2006 Crowns, Fujisankei Classic and ABC Championship, 2007 UBS Japan Golf Tour Championship Shishido Hills

Career Summary

1996 Japan PGA Tour Summary
missed cut in all three tournaments he entered.

1997 Japan PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 13; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.97 (ranked 20th); money - ?44,807,900 or $348,605 (ranked 22nd); Winner, at the Sanko Grand Summer Championship.

1999 Japan PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 22; Top-10 finishes - 8; scoring average - 70.32 (ranked 8th); money - ?76,114,008 or $592,167 (ranked 8th); Winner, at the JCB Classic Sendai.

2000 Japan PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 21; Top-10 finishes - 11; scoring average - 69.82 (ranked 2nd); money - ?177,116,489 or $1,377,966 (ranked 1st); Winner, Asia-Pacific Open, Munsingwear Open KSB Cup, Dunlop Phoenix, Nippon Series JT Cup, Fancl Open In Okinawa. Played in four events on the PGA Tour in 2000, didn't make a cut in any events

2001 Japan PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 16; Top-10 finishes - 12; scoring average - 69.59 (ranked 2nd); money - ?133,434,850 or $1,038,123 (ranked 2nd); Winner, Token Corporation Cup, Asia Pacific Open Kirin Open Golf, Suntory Open

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 6; rounds played - 18 ; in money - 3; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $254,685 (ranked 169th-unofficial); best finish -T4th at the PGA Championship.

2002 Japan PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 12; scoring average - 69.49 (ranked 2nd); money - ?129,258,019 or $1,102,054 (ranked 3rd); Winner, Suntory Open and Golf Nippon Series JT Cup.

2002 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 8; rounds played - 20 ; in money - 4; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $93,777 (ranked 199th-unofficial); best finish -T33rd at the WGC-Accenture Match Play.

2003 Japan PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes - 11; scoring average - 69.94 (ranked 2nd); money - ?117,192,413 or $1,101,725 (ranked 4th); Winner, PGA Championship and ABC Championship Golf Tournament

2003 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 5; rounds played - 12 ; in money - 3; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $91.499 (ranked 237th-unofficial); best finish -T33rd at the WGC-Accenture Match Play.

2004 Japan PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 19; Top-10 finishes -15; scoring average - 69.56 (ranked 1st); money - ?119,512,374 or $1,103,632 (ranked 1st); Winner, The Crowns, Woodone Open Hiroshima.

2004 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 3; rounds played - 8 ; in money - 3; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $12,650 (ranked 248th-unofficial); best finish -T33rd at the WGC-Accenture Match Play.

2005 Japan PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes -13; scoring average - 69.66 (ranked 1st); money - ?120,483,266 or $1,021,217 (ranked 1st); Winner, Japan Open and ABC Championship

2005 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 5; rounds played - 11; in money - 3; Top-10 finishes - 0; money - $131,020.00; (ranked 228 - unofficial); best finish - T-23 at the PGA Championship.

2006 Japan PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 18; Top-10 finishes -15; scoring average - 69.24 (ranked 1st); money - ?157,881,982 or $1,347,116 (ranked 1st); Winner, The Crown, Fujisankei Classic and ABC Championship

2006 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 6; rounds played - 16; in money - 4; Top-10 finishes - 1; money - $207,262; (ranked 202 - unofficial); best finish - T-9 at the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship

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