The 2005 Senior PGA Championship
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Players

Isao Aoki

Player Data
  • Birthplace: Abiko, Chiba, Japan
  • Residence: Tokyo, Japan
  • Birthdate: August 30, 1942
  • Age: 62
  • Turned Pro: 1964
Player Notes

Was introduced to golf as a caddie at the Abiko GC while attending Abiko Junior High School...Earned the nickname 'Tower'after the Tokyo Tower, because of his height (6 feet)...Uses an unorthodox putting stroke, but considers that to be the strongest part of his game. . .Winner of 1983 Hawaiian Open in dramatic style, when he holed out a 100-yard wedge on the last hole to beat Jack Renner by one stroke... Has won 62 tournaments worldwide, 55 tournaments in Japan... Leading money-winner five times on the Japan PGA Tour... In 1990 won Mitsubishi Gallant and in 1991 won the Bridgestone Tournament... Aoki is the only player from Japan to win on all four Tours, U.S., European, Australian and Japanese and is the only Japanese player to win on both the PGA and Champions Tours.

Career Victories

Champions Tour
9 - 1992 Nationwide Championship, 1994 Bank One Senior Classic & Brickyard Crossing Championship, 1995 Bank Of Boston Senior Classic, 1996 BellSouth Senior, Kroger Senior Classic, 1997 Emerald Coast Classic, 1998 BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland, 2002 The Instinet Classic.

PGA Tour
1 - 1993 Hawaiian Open

Career Summary

1992 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 7; top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average 68.32; money $324,650 (ranked 26th), won Nationwide Championship.

1993 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; top-10 finishes - 12; scoring average 70.21 (ranked 7th); money $557,667 (ranked 15th); best finish, T-2nd GTE West Classic.

1994 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average 70.03 (ranked 7th); money $632,975 (ranked 13th); winner Bank One Senior Classic and Brickyard Crossing Championship.

1995 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 23; top-10 finishes - 17; scoring average 69.67 (ranked 2nd); money $1,041,766 (ranked 5th); winner, Bank of Boston Senior Classic.

1996 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; top-10 finishes - ;16 scoring average 70.04 (ranked 2nd); money $1,162,581 (ranked 4th); winner, BellSouth Senior and Kroger Senior Classic.

1997 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 28; top-10 finishes - 18; scoring average 70.03 (ranked 3rd); money $1,410,499 (ranked 11th); winner at Emerald Coast Classic.

1998 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; top-10 finishes - 10; scoring average 70.54 (ranked 6th); money $1,042,200 (ranked 9th); winner at BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland.

1999 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 71.77 (ranked 50th); money $334,523 (ranked 49th); best finish, 2nd, Royal Caribbean Classic.

2000 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; top-10 finishes - 3; scoring average 71.40 (ranked 39th); money $374,353 (ranked 51st); best finish 2nd, State Farm Senior Classic.

2001 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 71.64 (ranked 38th); money $676,735 (ranked 31st); best finish 2nd, Royal Caribbean Classic and U.S. Senior Open.

2002 Champions Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; top-10 finishes - 4; scoring average 71.02 (ranked 24th); money $653,836 (ranked 31st); best finish, Winner Instinet Classic.

2003 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered -18; top 10 finishes -3; stroke average 71.07 (ranked 34th); money $449,231 (ranked 42nd); Best finish, T-6th Royal Caribbean Classic.

2004 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 21; top 10 finishes - 1; stroke average 72.33 (ranked 54th); money $265,036 (ranked 56th); Best finish, T-6th FedEx Kinko's Classic.

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