The 2005 Senior PGA Championship
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Players

Tommy Nakajima

Player Data
  • Birthplace: Gunma, Japan
  • Residence: Toyko, Japan
  • Birthdate: October 19, 1954
  • Age: 50
  • Turned Pro: 1975
Player Notes

Comes from golf family, brother and sister both play on tour in Japan... Has won 47 times in Japan and was the leading money winner four times in the '80s. He has played in 5 U.S. Opens (1983, '84, '86, '87 & '88) with his best finish coming in 1987 with a T-9th finish... He also has played in 8 British Opens ( 1978, '79, '84, '86, '87, '92, '94 & '95) with his best finish coming in 1986 with a T-8th finish... Played in 101 PGA Tour events, best finish 4th, 1983 Greensboro Open. In 1990 he played 29 events on Japan tour, finishing in the money 23 times, finishing in the Top-5, 9 times, and winning 3 events (Kanto Pro, ANA Open & Japan Open). His 71.15 scoring average ranked 3rd and he was 2nd in money won with ?96,979,100... In 1991 he won the Yomiuri Open... In 1992 has won Pepsi Ube Tournament & Niigata Open, finished second in Japan PGA and 3rd in Yomiuri Sapporo tournament... Has recorded nine top-10 finishes in 12 starts.

Career Victories

Japan PGA Tour
47 - 1976 Golf Digest, 1977 JPGA Championship, 1980 Mitsubishi Gallant, 1982 Dunlop International Open, Fuji Sankei Classic, Golf Nihon Series, Nagano Open, JPGA East-West Match, 1983 Shizuoka Open, JPGA Championship, Mitsubishi Gallant, JPGA Match play, Suntory Open, ANA Sapporo Open, Goldwin Cup JP-US Match, JPGA East-West Match, 1984 JPGA Championship, Kanto Open, 1985 Yomiuri Sapporo Beer Open, ANA Sapporo Open, Japan Open, Taiheiyo Club Masters, Dunlop Phoenix, Kanto Professional, 1986 Mitsubishi Gallant, Mizuno Open, JPGA Match play, Japan Open, Golf Digest, Kanto Professional, 1987 Tokai Classic, 1990 ANA OPEN, Japan Open, Kanto Professional, 1991 Yomiuri Sapporo Beer Open, Japan Open, 1992 Pepsi Ubekogyo, NST Niigata Open, JPGA Match play, 1993 ANA Open, Japan Series, 1994 DyDo Shizuoka Open, Pepsi Ubekogyo, Tsuruya Open, 1995 Fuji Sankei Classic, 2002 Diamond Cup, Mitsui Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters

Career Summary

1993 Japan PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; top ten finishes - 14; scoring aver@!BIO = Age: 70.88 ( ranked 2nd) money ?130,842,771 (ranked 3rd); winner ANA Open & Nippon Series.

1994 Japan PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 23; top ten finishes - 14; stroke average 70.64 (ranked 3rd); money ?115,771,280 (ranked 3rd); winning Daido Shizuoka,Tsuraya Open, Pepsi Ube-Kosan.

1995 Japan PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 27; stroke average 70.67 (ranked 15th); money ?66,872,554 (ranked 11th); winner Fuji Sankei Classic.

1996 Japanese Tour summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 21; top ten finishes -6; scoring average - 70.82 (ranked 13th); money ?45,939,531 (ranked 18th); best finish, 2nd, Asian Tour Kirin Open.

1997 Japanese Tour summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 22; top ten finishes - 6; scoring average - 71.01 (ranked 21st); money ?29,983,700 (ranked 43rd); best finish, T3rd, UBE Kosan Open.

1998 Japanese Tour summary
Tournaments entered - 28; in money - 19; top ten finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.34 (ranked 38th); money ?26,650,404 (ranked 48th); best finish, T4th, Tsuruya Open.

1999 Japanese Tour summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 12; top ten finishes -1; scoring average - 72.21 (ranked 77th); money ?9,585,561 (ranked 81st); best finish, T7th, Token Corporation Cup.

2000 Japanese Tour summary
Tournaments entered - 23; in money - 8; top ten finishes - 1; scoring average - 73.10 (ranked 105th); money ?4,683,546 (ranked 116th); Best finish, T10th, Fancl Open in Okinawa

2001 Japanese Tour summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 22; top ten finishes - 9; scoring average - 70.16 (ranked 4th); money ?68,378,345 (ranked 9th); best finish, T2nd, Token Corporation Cup, ANA Open & Golf Nippon Series JT Cup.

2002 Japanese Tour summary
Tournaments entered - 9; in money - 8; top ten finishes - 2; scoring average - 70.26 (ranked 9th); money ?35,614,456 (ranked 6th); Winner Diamond Cup Tournament.

2003 Japanese Tour summary
Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 10; top ten finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.39 (ranked 38th); money ?17,064,886 (ranked 61st); Best finish, T4th, Casio World.

2004 Japanese Tour summary
Tournaments entered - 21; in money - 11; top ten finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.86 (ranked 69th); money ?19,043,000 (ranked 59th); Best finish, T2nd, JCB Classic Sendai.

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