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Joe Ozaki

  • Birthplace: Tokushima, Japan
  • Residence: Toyko, Japan
  • Birthdate: May 18, 1956
  • Age: 51
  • Turned Pro: 1977
  • Eligibility Code: 8

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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 rank second four times in 1984, '88, '89, and '92. Was 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. In 2007 is exempt because he finished 45th on 2006 Champions Tour list. * 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; 1984 Shizuoka Open, Sapporo Tokyu Open, KBC Augusta. 1985 Nikkei Cup. 1986 Pepsi Ube. 1987 Tokai PGA Championship, Hirao Masaaki Charity. 1988 Sapporo Tokyu Open, NST Niigata Open, All Nippon Airways Open, Nippon Series. 1989 Taylor Made Setonaikai Open, Dai Ichi Realty Cup, Imperial. 1990 Japan PGA Match Play, Jun Classic, Nippon Series. 1991 Nikkei Cup, Suntory Open, Casio World, Nippon Series. 1992 Imperial, Suntory Open, Lark Cup. 1994 Acom International. 1996 Philip Morris. 1997 PGA Philanthropy, Yonex Open Hiroshima. 1999 Tsuruya Open, Japan 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-10 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-10 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-10 finishes -1; scoring 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-10 finishes - 10; scoring average - 70.58 (ranked 2nd); money - �91,685,057 (ranked 4th); winnerAcom International

1994 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 15; Top-10 finishes - 1; scoring 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-10 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-10 finishes - 4; scoring 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-10 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-10 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 - 15; in money - 13; Top-10 finishes - 6; scoring average - 70.42 (ranked 7th); money - �53,853,954 (ranked 17th); best finish -2nd Japan Open.

1997 PGA Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 17; in money - 12; Top-10 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-10 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-10 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-10 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-10 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-10 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-10 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-10 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-10 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-10 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-10 finishes - 3; scoring average - 71.02 (ranked 25th); money� 54,909,332 (ranked 16th); Winner, Tsuruya Open & The Crowns.

2006 Champions Tour Summary
tournaments entered - 15; top 10 finishes - 2; scoring average - 70.76 (ranked 22nd); money - $398,187 (ranked 45th); best finish - T3rd, Greater Kansas City Golf Classic. On the Japan Golf Tour in 2007, finished T11th in Tsuruya Open.

2006 Japanese Tour Summary
Tournaments entered - 7; in money - 3; Top-10 finishes - 0; scoring average - 71.59 (ranked N/A); money� 3,547,094 (ranked 123rd); best finish - T16th Bridgestone Open.

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