Jumbo Ozaki betters his age with amazing 9-under 62

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Jumbo Ozaki, 66, fired a remarkable 9-under-par 62 on the Japan Tour on Thursday.

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Thursday, April 25, 2013 | 10:29 a.m.


An article by Reuters has the unbelievable story of Japan's Jumbo Ozaki, who carded a score that significantly bettered his age on Thursday.
Ozaki, 66, shot an incredible 9-under 62 in the first round of the Tsuruya Open at the Yamanohara Golf Club near Osaka.
Ozaki hasn't won a tournament in 11 years, but is a regular on the Japan Tour. He's also the Tour's most prolific winner with 94 overall victories.
"Shooting my age is not something I try to do," he told the Kyodo news agency after charging three strokes clear of the field.
"But if you can't shoot six-under or seven-under when you play good golf you don't belong on the tour."
Ozaki was one stroke away from equalling the best round of his career as he returned nine birdies, one eagle and two bogeys.
He performed a little jig of delight after carding a three at the par-five 17th before signing off with a dropped stroke at the last hole.
"That eagle came from a good tee shot, a good second shot and a good putt," Ozaki said.
"Putting all three together is something to be happy about and I am. The dance I did just sort of happened."
Ozaki, who is in his 44th year as a professional, has not made the cut since the Bridgestone Open in October 2011.
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