Yuri Fudoh

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Yuri Fudoh
不動 裕理
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1976-10-14) 14 October 1976 (age 37)
Kumamoto, Japan
Height 1.56 m (5 ft 1 in)
Nationality  Japan
Career
Turned professional 1996
Current tour(s) LPGA of Japan Tour
Professional wins 50
Number of wins by tour
LPGA of Japan Tour 50
Best results in LPGA Major Championships
Kraft Nabisco C'ship T15: 2006
LPGA Championship T20: 2006
U.S. Women's Open T12: 2001
du Maurier Classic DNP
Women's British Open T3: 2008
Achievements and awards
LPGA of Japan Tour
leading money winner
2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005

Yuri Fudoh (Japanese: 不動 裕理, born 14 October 1976 in Kumamoto) is a Japanese golfer. She was the leading money winner on the JLPGA Tour six times in a row from 2000 to 2005. She became the first player on the JLPGA Tour to earn in excess of 100 million yen, a feat she accomplished in 2000, and achieved again in 2003, 2004 and 2005.

In 2003, Fudoh became the first player to win 10 tournaments in a year and she earned more prize money than the leading male player on the Japan Golf Tour. In 2004 Fudoh became the youngest player to earn permanent seeding on the Tour following her 30th career victory at the Golf 5 Ladies Open. In 2005 Fudoh became the first JLPGA Player to earn in excess of 800 million yen.

In 2005, she topped the money list for the sixth consecutive year following her second place finish at the Ricoh JLPGA Tour Championship. In 2006, she became the youngest player on the JLPGA Tour to win 40 tournaments following her win at the Life Card Ladies Open. In 2008, she became the first player on the JLPGA Tour to break the billion-yen barrier in career winnings with her victory in the Meiji Chocolate Cup, and also took the lead at Sunningdale in the Women's British Open.

Fudoh has stated that her primary goal is to compete in Japan and she has no interest competing on the U.S. LPGA Tour full-time apart from the majors.[citation needed] She was fourth on the debut edition of the Women's World Golf Rankings, released in February 2006.

She currently has endorsement deals with Titleist, Ellesse and Nomura Asset Management

LPGA of Japan Tour wins (50)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 14 Nov 1999 Itoen Ladies -9 (68–71–68=207) 1 stroke Japan Aki Nakano
2 14 May 2000 Vernal Cup RKB Ladies -4 (70–72–70=212) 3 strokes Japan Aki Takamura
3 4 Jun 2000 Resort Trust Ladies -11 (66–71–68=205) 5 strokes Japan Yuriko Ohtsuka
4 18 Jun 2000 APiTa Circle K Sunkus Ladies -3 (71–73–69=213) 1 stroke Japan Midori Yoneyama
5 13 Aug 2000 NEC Karuizawa 72 -5 (71–69–71=211) Playoff Japan Chieko Amanuma
6 17 Sep 2000 Munsingwear Ladies Tokai Classic -4 (74–68–70=212) 1 stroke South Korea Lee Young-me
Japan Midori Yoneyama
7 8 Oct 2000 Sankyo Ladies Open -10 (69–71–66=206) 3 strokes Japan Kasumi Fujii
8 4 Mar 2001 Daikin Orchid Ladies -3 (73–71–69=213) 3 strokes Japan Tomoko Ueda
South Korea Woo-Soon Ko
Japan Kasumi Fujii
9 5 Aug 2001 Vernal Open -9 (68–66–73=207) 3 strokes Japan Hisako Ohgane
10 26 Aug 2001 Yonex Ladies -12 (69–68–67=204) 1 stroke Taiwan Tseng Hsiu-feng
11 14 Oct 2001 Fujitsu Ladies -13 (68–67–68=203) 1 stroke Japan Michie Ohba
12 12 May 2002 Nichirei Cup World Ladies -17 (65–69–70–67=271) 3 strokes Australia Karrie Webb
13 4 Aug 2002 Vernal Open -6 (72–70–68=210) 5 strokes Japan Chieko Amanuma
Taiwan Julie Lu
14 1 Sep 2002 Yonex Ladies -15 (64–69–68=201) 7 strokes Japan Kaori Higo
15 17 Nov 2002 Itoen Ladies -12 (65–71–68=204) 1 stroke Japan Akiko Fukushima
16 9 Mar 2003 Daikin Orchid Ladies -8 (72–67–69=208) Playoff Japan Aki Nakano
17 25 May 2003 Chukyo TV Bridgestone Ladies Open -9 (65-68-74-207) 1 stroke Japan Toshimi Kimura
South Korea Ok-Hee Ku
18 8 Jun 2008 Resort Trust Ladies -11 (72–66–67=212) 7 strokes Japan Kaori Higo
South Korea Lee Ji-hee
19 20 Jul 2003 Stanley Ladies -8 (70–70–68=208) 3 stroke South Korea Woo-Soon Ko
Japan Mihoko Takahashi
Japan Mitsui Michiko
Japan Fumiko Muraguchi
20 24 Aug 2003 New Caterpillar Mitsubishi Ladies -11 (67–68–73=208) 3 strokes Japan Junko Omote
21 14 Sep 2003 Japan LPGA Championship Konica Minolta Cup -11 (67–68–72–70=277) 4 strokes Japan Michie Ohba
Japan Miho Koga
22 21 Sep 2003 Munsingwear Ladies Tokai Classic -10 (67–70–69=206) 1 stroke Japan Kaori Harada
23 19 Oct 2003 Fujitsu Ladies -12 (67–68–69=204) 2 strokes South Korea Ok-Hee Ku
24 16 Nov 2003 Itoen Ladies -3 (70–69–74=213) Playoff Japan Junko Omote
25 30 Nov 2003 Japan LPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup -9 (75–68–66–70=279) 5 strokes Japan Akiko Fukushima
South Korea Lee Ji-hee
26 18 Apr 2004 Saishunkan Ladies Hinokuni Open +1 (76–68–73=217) Playoff South Korea Woo-Soon Ko
Japan Sakura Yokomine (amateur)
27 16 May 2004 Vernal Ladies -2 (72–72–70=214) 1 stroke Japan Toshimi Kimura
28 30 May 2004 Kosaido Ladies Golf Cup -10 (69–68–69=206) 3 strokes Taiwan Tseng Hsiu-feng
29 18 Jul 2004 Stanley Ladies -12 (67–69–68=204) 1 stroke Japan Hattori Michiko
30 25 Jul 2004 Golf5 Ladies +2 (75–72–74=221) 3 strokes Taiwan Wei Yun-jye
31 3 Oct 2004 Japan Women's Open Golf Championship -8 (74–70–69–67=280) 11 strokes Japan Kaori Higo
Japan Sakura Yokomine
32 28 Nov 2004 Japan LPGA Tour Championship Ricoh Cup -2 (68–76–71–71=286) 1 stroke Japan Michie Ohba
Japan Ai Miyazato
33 8 May 2005 Salonpas World Ladies -12 (71–71–64–70=276) Playoff Japan Shiho Oyama
34 12 Jun 2005 Suntory Ladies Open -16 (72–69–67–64=272) 2 strokes Japan Michie Ohba
35 4 Sep 2005 Golf5 Ladies -11 (72–69–64=205) 2 strokes Japan Akane Iijima
Taiwan Wei Yun-jye
South Korea Shin Hyun-ju
36 11 Sep 2005 Japan LPGA Championship Konica Minolta Cup -10 (74–67–71–66=278) 2 strokes Japan Ai Miyazato
37 16 Oct 2005 Fujitsu Ladies -12 (68–65–71=204) 3 strokes Japan Sakura Yokomine
38 13 Nov 2005 Itoen Ladies -7 (71–71–67=209) 2 strokes Japan Yuko Saitoh
Japan Hiroko Yamaguchi
39 12 Mar 2006 Accordia Golf Ladies -5 (71–67–73=211) 1 stroke Japan Michiko Hattori
Japan Hiromi Mogi
40 16 Apr 2006 Life Card Ladies -8 (68–70–70=208) 2 strokes Japan Shiho Oyama
41 27 May 2007 Kosaido Ladies Golf Cup -10 (70–68–68=206) 5 strokes Japan Noriko Aso
South Korea Jeon Mi-jeong
Japan Shinobu Moromizato
Japan Sakura Yokomine
42 26 Aug 2007 Yonex Ladies -12 (65–70–69=204) 1 stroke Japan Momoko Ueda
43 16 Mar 2008 Accordia Golf Ladies -11 (70–70–65=205) Playoff Taiwan Wei Yun-jye
44 13 Jul 2008 Meiji Chocolate Cup -9 (69–68–70=207) 1 stroke Japan Chie Arimura
Japan Saiki Fujita
South Korea Shin Hyun-ju
45 21 Sep 2008 Munsingwear Ladies Tokai Classic -8 (71–70–67=208) Playoff Japan Momoko Ueda
Japan Yayoi Arasaki
46 19 Oct 2008 Fujitsu Ladies -13 (69–68–66=203) Playoff Japan Yuko Mitsuka
47 23 May 2010 Chukyo TV Bridgestone Ladies Open -13 (66–67–70=203) 2 strokes South Korea Kim Na-ri
48 11 Jul 2010 Meiji Chocolate Cup -12 (69–67–68=204) 1 stroke South Korea Lee Ji-woo
49 17 Apr 2011 Nishijin Ladies Classic -5 (70–69–72=211) Playoff South Korea Lee Ji-woo
Japan Yukari Baba
50 1 May 2011 Cyber Agent Ladies -10 (72–66–68=206) 3 strokes South Korea Jiyai Shin

JLPGA majors are shown in bold.

Results in LPGA majors[edit]

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Kraft Nabisco Championship CUT T45 DNP DNP T39 T15 T37 DNP T36
LPGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T20 DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Women's Open T12 CUT T20 CUT CUT T46 DNP DNP T57
Women's British Open DNP DNP DNP DNP T16 T42 DNP T3 T33
Tournament 2010 2011
Kraft Nabisco Championship DNP CUT
LPGA Championship DNP DNP
U.S. Women's Open DNP DNP
Women's British Open DNP CUT

DNP = did not play
DNS = did not start
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" tied
Green background for a win. Yellow background for a top-10 finish.

Summary[edit]

  • Starts – 20
  • Wins – 0
  • 2nd place finishes – 0
  • 3rd place finishes – 1
  • Top 3 finishes – 1
  • Top 5 finishes – 1
  • Top 10 finishes – 1
  • Top 25 finishes – 6
  • Missed cuts – 6
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 10
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

LPGA Tour of Japan summary[edit]

Year Wins Earnings (¥) Rank
1997 0 22,400,175 34
1998 0 40,027,445 10
1999 1 56,386,976 4
2000 6 120,443,924 1
2001 4 89,248,793 1
2002 4 95,690,917 1
2003 10 149,325,679 1
2004 7 142,774,000 1
2005 6 122,460,908 1
2006 2 46,100,000 15
2007 2 87,061,631 6
2008 4 91,857,367 5
2009 0 43,493,276 17
2010 2 47,174,533 2
2011 2 28,902,666 3
Career 50 1,206,270,490 1

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