Frankie Miñoza

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Frankie Miñoza
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Francisco Minoza
Born (1959-12-29) 29 December 1959 (age 54)
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb; 11.5 st)
Nationality  Philippines
Residence Manila
Career
Turned professional 1983
Current tour(s) Japan PGA Senior Tour
Former tour(s) Japan Golf Tour
Asian Tour
Professional wins 24
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour 7
Asian Tour 1
Other 16
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 1991
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T52: 1998
PGA Championship WD: 1997

Francisco "Frankie" Miñoza (born 29 December 1959) is a Filipino professional golfer.

Miñoza has won a number of events in Asia and Japan, but has spent most of his prime, and had his most notable success, on the Japan Golf Tour. In 1998 he was featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

In 2005, after losing his Japanese tour card, he joined the Asian Tour for the first time since its formal establishment in 1995. He finished 27th on the Asian money list to retain his card and also regained his Japan Golf Tour card by finishing second at the qualifying school. In 2007 he won his second Philippine Open at the age of 46 to claim his first Asian Tour title.

In November 2010, Miñoza earned his 2011 Champions Tour card by finishing second at qualifying school.

Professional wins (24)[edit]

Japan Golf Tour wins (7)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 22 Apr 1990 Dunlop Open –11 (70-68-67=205) Playoff Japan Teruo Sugihara
2 22 Aug 1993 Maruman Open –16 (66-71-66-69=272) Playoff Taiwan Tze-Chung Chen
3 6 Aug 1995 Sanko Grand Summer Championship –21 (68-68-67-64=267) 4 strokes Japan Shinji Ikeuchi
4 10 Dec 1995 Daikyo Open –11 (68-69-67-69=273) 2 strokes Japan Toru Nakamura
5 26 Apr 1998 Kirin Open –5 (71-66-69-73=279) 1 stroke Japan Hidemichi Tanaka
Japan Tsukasa Watanabe
United States Brian Watts
6 6 May 2001 Fujisankei Classic –8 (71-68-71-66=276) 1 stroke Japan Tsukasa Watanabe
7 28 Oct 2007 ABC Championship –14 (69-64-71-70=274) Playoff South Korea Dong-Hwan Lee

Asian Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner(s)-up
1 4 Feb 2007 Philippine Open –10 (73-67-67-71=278) 2 strokes Philippines Gerald Rosales

Other wins (13)[edit]

  • 1986 Indonesia Open
  • 1988 Maekyung Open (Korea)
  • 1989 Pakistan Open
  • 1990 Taiwan Open, Indonesia Open
  • 1998 Philippine Open, Philippine Masters
  • 1998 Rolex Masters (Singapore)
  • 2009 ICTSI Pueblo de Oro Championship (Philippines)
  • 2011 ICTSI Wack Wack Championship (Philippines)
  • 2013 TCC Invitational (Philippines), ICTSI Del Monte Championship (Philippines), ICTSI Pueblo de Oro Championship (Philippines)

Japan PGA Senior Tour wins (3)[edit]

  • 2011 Komatsu Open
  • 2012 Japan Senior Open
  • 2013 ISPS Handa Cup - Akibare Senior Masters

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
The Masters CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T52
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP WD DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = Withdrew
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

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