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Tommy Nakajima

  • Birthplace: Gunma, Japan
  • Residence: Toyko, Japan
  • Birthdate: October 20, 1954
  • Age: 52
  • Turned Pro: 1975
  • Eligibility Code: 7, 15

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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. He became the first player ever who has won all seven �Japan� titles after victory of the PGA Senior Championship 2006 defeating Katsunari (Kazunari) Takahashi in playoff. Also, it was the first time victory for him to win a Japan Golf Tour tournament last year at Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters since Diamond Cup in 1992. 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 - rank 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 2nd in Japan PGA and 3rd in Yomiuri Sapporo tournament.�.�.�In 12 starts he has been in the top-10, 9 times

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, 2006 Mitsui Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters

Career Summary

1993 Japan PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 26; Top-10 finishes - 14; scoring aver@!BIO = Age: 70.88 (rank 2nd) money �130,842,771 (ranked 3rd); Winner, ANA Open & Nippon Series.

1994 Japan PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 24; in money - 23; Top-10 finishes - 14; scoring 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; scoring 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-10 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 - 28; in money - 19; Top-10 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-10 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-10 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-10 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-10 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-10 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-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 71.86 (ranked 69th); money - �19,043,000 (ranked 59th); best finish - T2nd, JCB Classic Sendai.

2005 Japanese Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 9; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 72.34 (ranked 83rd); money - �7,218,533 (ranked 94th); best finish - T8th, ABC Championship. He secured the first Seniors Tour victory on his fourth senior tournament at the Japan Senior Open in 2005

2006 Japanese Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 9; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring average - 70.81 (ranked 17th); money - �46,881,260 (ranked 25th); best finish - 25th, ABC Championship.

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