The Crowns

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The Crowns
国際招待ゴルフ 中日クラウンズ
Tournament information
Location Aichi District, Aichi, Japan
Established 1960
Course(s) Nagoya Golf Club, Wagō Course
Par 70
Length 6,545 yards (5,985 m)
Tour(s) Japan Golf Tour
Prize fund 120,000,000
Month played May
Tournament record score
Aggregate 260 Masashi Ozaki (1995)
To par −20 Masashi Ozaki (1995)
Current champion
South Korea Kim Hyung-sung

The Crowns (中日クラウンズ Chūnichi kuraunzu?) is a golf tournament on the Japan Golf Tour. The official Japanese name of this competition is "International Invitational Golf Chunichi Crowns (国際招待ゴルフ 中日クラウンズ Kokusai shōtai gorufu Chūnichi kuraunzu?)".

The tournament record is 260 (−20). It was set by Masashi Ozaki in 1995. The tournament has been played at the Wago Course at the Nagoya Golf Club since the tournament's inception in 1960. The course measures 6,545 yards and the par is 70. The tournament has attracted some upper-tier golfers. Past winners include Seve Ballesteros, Greg Norman, Davis Love III, Justin Rose and Darren Clarke.

History[edit]

The Crowns was established as the Invitation by Chūbu Japan, All Japan Amateur and Professional Golf Championship (中部日本招待全日本アマ・プロゴルフ選手権) in 1960.[1] The concept of the championship was competition among amateur and professional golf players.

Since the 8th championship in 1967, "International Invitational Golf" was added to the name championship, and the organizer started inviting famous golf players internationally.

In 2010, Ryo Ishikawa fired a Tour record final round of 58 (−12) to take the title by five strokes.

In 2014, the purse was 120,000,000 with ¥24,000,000 going to the winner.

Winners[edit]

The Crowns

Chunichi Crowns

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