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Naomichi Ozaki

  • Birthplace: Tokushima, Japan
  • Residence: Tokyo, Japan
  • Birthdate: May 17, 1956
  • Age: 50
  • Turned Pro: 1977

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Player Notes

The youngest of the three famous Ozaki brothers (Jumbo and Jet), Ozaki has played both on the PGA Tour and the Japan Golf Tour. Capturing 35 victories on his home circuit in Japan. He became the Japan Golf Tour money leader twice in 1991 with 119,507,974 yen and in 1999 with 137, 641,796 yen and ranked second four times in 1984, '88, '89, and '92. Will be fully exempt in 2006 after he finished third at the 2005 Champions Tour national Qualifying Tournament. Was the second- and third-round leader before finishing third in his first attempt. Was the medalist at the first stage held at MetroWest CC in Florida. Will not become eligible for the Champions Tour until he turns 50 on May 18, with the 67th Senior PGA Championship his first Champions Tour event. In 1991 won the Nikkei Cup, Suntory Open, Casio World Open and the Japan Series. Led the Japanese order of merit with ¥119,507,974... In 1992 won Imperial Open, Suntory Open & Lark Cup. Was 2nd behind his brother Masashi on the Japanese money list with ¥130,880,179...

Career Victories

Japan PGA Tour
Won 35 times; wins since 1990 - 1990 Japan Match Play Championship, Gene Sarazen Jun Classic, Japan Series, 1991 Nikkei Cup, Suntory Open, Casio World Open, Japan Series, 1992 Imperial Open, Suntory Open, Lark Cup,1994 Acom International, 1996 Philip Morris Championship, 1997 PGA Philanthropy, Yonex Open Hiroshima, 1999 Tsuruya Open, PGA Championship, Japan Open, 2000 Japan Open. 2003 Bridgestone Open, 2005 Tsuruya Open & The Crowns

Career Summary

1992 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 8; in money - 5; top ten finishes - 1; money $75,946 (151st), best finish T-6th Federal Express St. Jude Classic...

1993 Japanese Tour summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 17; top ten finishes - 10; scoring average - 71.34 (ranked 6th); money ¥60,073,657 (ranked 11th); best finish T-2nd ANA Open and Lark Cup Golf

1993 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 12; in money - 8; top ten finishes -1; stroke average 71.38; money $139,784 (ranked 115th); best finish, T-6th Players Championship. With that finish he got a special temporary membership for the rest of the season.

1994 Japanese Tour summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 16; top ten finishes - 10; scoring average - 70.58 (ranked 2nd); money ¥91,685,057 (ranked 4th); winner, Acom International

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 15; top ten finishes - 1; stroke average 70.84 (ranked 53rd); money $147,308 (ranked 121st); best finish T-8th, Buick Classic.

1995 Japanese Tour summary
Tournaments entered - 12; in money - 10; top ten finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.33 (ranked 33rd); money ¥29,470,550 (ranked 43rd); best finish T-2nd, Philip Morris Championship

1995 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 20; in money - 13; top ten finishes - 4; stroke average 70.65 (ranked 48th); money $290,001 (ranked 66th); best finish T-6th, Northern Telecom Open.

1996 Japanese Tour summary
Tournaments entered - 9; in money - 9; top ten finishes - 6; scoring average - 69.69; money ¥70,651,005 (ranked 6th); winner Philip Morris Championship

1996 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 22; in money - 13; top ten finishes - 1; Scoring Average - 71.12 (ranked 79th); money $227,763 (ranked 99th); best finish T-6th, Doral Ryder Open.

1997 Japanese Tour summary
Tournaments entered - 14; in money - 13; top ten finishes - 11; scoring average - 69.39 (ranked 2nd); money ¥96,994,361 (ranked 4th); winner PGA Philanthropy & Yonex Open Hiroshima.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 14; top ten finishes - 2; money $199,207 (ranked 115th); best finish T-2nd, Buick Open.

1998 Japanese Tour summary
Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 13; top ten finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.42 (ranked 7th); money ¥53,853,954 (ranked 17th); best finish 2nd Japan Open.

1998 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 12; top ten finishes - 1; money $240,551 (ranked 121st); best finish T-9th, Motorola Western Open.

1999 Japanese Tour summary
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 17; top ten finishes - 12; scoring average - 69.26 (ranked 1st); money ¥137,641,796 (ranked 1st); winner, Tsuruya Open, Japan PGA Championship & Japan Open.

1999 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 15; in money - 13; top ten finishes - 1; Scoring Average - 71.37 (ranked 100th); money $318,485 (ranked 128th); best finish T-10th, Players Championship.

2000 Japanese Tour summary
Tournaments entered - 9; in money - 9; top ten finishes - 4; scoring average - 69.84; money ¥45,805,100 (ranked 17th); winner, Japan Open.

2000 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 18; in money - 11; top ten finishes - 1; Scoring Average - 71.31 (ranked 107th); money $393,316 (ranked 123rd); best finish T-6th, Buick Open.

2001 Japanese Tour summary
Tournaments entered - 11; in money - 10; top ten finishes - 2; scoring average - 70.78; money ¥17,475,250 (ranked 59th); Best finish; T10th, Bridgestone Open & UB Kosan Open.

2001 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 7; top ten finishes - 1; money $271,202 (ranked N/A); best finish T-5th at the Sony Open in Hawaii.

2002 Japanese Tour summary
Tournaments entered - 26; in money - 24; top ten finishes - 7; scoring average - 70.59 (ranked 11th); money¥ 52,931,571 (ranked 17th); Best finish; T2nd, Sun Chlorella Classic.

2003 Japanese Tour summary
Tournaments entered - 25; in money - 17; top ten finishes - 4; scoring average - 71.12 (ranked T26thth); money¥ 45,996,4921 (ranked 17th); Winner Bridgestone Open.

2004 Japanese Tour summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 15; top ten finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.20 (ranked 34th); money¥ 21,856,416 (ranked 51st); Best finish; T9th, The Crowns

2005 Japanese Tour summary
Tournaments entered - 19; in money - 12; top ten finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.02 (ranked 25th); money¥ 54,909,332 (ranked 16th); Winner Tsuruya Open & The Crowns

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