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Played on the Japan Golf Tour between 1988 and 1995, and again from 2001 to this year. Murota's first Japan Golf Tour victory was Bridgestone Aso Open in 1991, he went on to win 13 times on that tour. He has also participated in the seven PGA TOUR events (1993, '94, '95, '96) with his best finish coming in 1994 with a T20 finish at Nissan Los Angeles Open. After an absence of nine years Murota played in the U.S. again appearing at Turtle Bay Championship on Champions Tour and this became his best finish with a T17 finish in this country. He made his debut on the Seniors Tour in Fancl Classic on the PGA of Japan Seniors Tour in 2005 and ended up T15. Earned the first Seniors Tour victory on his second senior tournament, Japan PGA Senior Championship. This was his first Japan "major" title throughout his career.