Japan Open Golf Championship

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Japan Open
Tournament information
Location Varies – Iruma, Saitama in 2016
Established 1927
Course(s) Varies – Sayamai Golf Club in 2016
Par 70 in 2016
Length 7,208 yd (6,591 m) in 2016
Organized by JGA
Tour(s) Japan Golf Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund ¥200,000,000
Month played October
Current champion
Japan Hideki Matsuyama

The Japan Open Golf Championship (日本オープンゴルフ選手権競技?, Nihon ōpun gorufu senshu kenkyōgi) is Japan's national open golf championship. As of 2016, it is one of the three richest tournaments on the Japan Golf Tour, with a prize fund of ¥200 million. It is also the tour's designated "Premier event" for the purposes of the Official World Golf Ranking, with a minimum winner's points allocation of 32 points. The winner also receives an invitation to the next year's Open Championship.

Winners[edit]

Year Champion Country Venue Location Score Winner's
share (¥)
2016 Hideki Matsuyama  Japan Sayama Golf Club Iruma, Saitama 275 (–5) 40,000,000
2015 Satoshi Kodaira  Japan Rokko Kokusai Golf Club, East Course Kobe, Hyōgo 275 (−13) 40,000,000
2014 Yuta Ikeda  Japan Chiba Country Club, Umesato Course Noda, Chiba 270 (−10) 40,000,000
2013 Masanori Kobayashi  Japan Ibaraki Golf Club, East Course Tsukubamirai, Ibaraki 274 (−10) 40,000,000
2012 Kenichi Kuboya  Japan Naha Golf Club Yaese, Okinawa 292 (+8) 40,000,000
2011 Bae Sang-moon  South Korea Takanodai Country Club Chiba, Chiba 282 (−2) 40,000,000
2010 Kim Kyung-tae  South Korea Aichi Country Club Nagoya, Aichi 271 (−13) 40,000,000
2009 Ryuichi Oda  Japan Musashi Country Club, Toyooka Course Iruma, Saitama 282 (−6) 40,000,000
2008 Shingo Katayama  Japan Koga Golf Club Koga, Fukuoka 283 (−1) 40,000,000
2007 Toru Taniguchi  Japan Sagamihara Golf Club, East Course Sagamihara, Kanagawa 283 (−5) 40,000,000
2006 Paul Sheehan  Australia Kasumigaseki Country Club, West Course Kawagoe, Saitama 277 (−7) 40,000,000
2005 Shingo Katayama  Japan Hirono Golf Club Kobe, Hyōgo 282 (−2) 24,000,000
2004 Toru Taniguchi  Japan Katayamazu Golf Club, Hakusan Course Kaga, Ishikawa 285 (−3) 24,000,000
2003 Keiichiro Fukabori  Japan Nikko Country Club Nikkō, Tochigi 276 (−8) 24,000,000
2002 David Smail  New Zealand Shimonoseki Golf Club Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi 271 (−9) 24,000,000
2001 Taichi Teshima  Japan Tokyo Golf Club Sayama, Saitama 277 (−7) 24,000,000
2000 Naomichi Ozaki  Japan Takanodai Country Club Chiba, Chiba 281 (−3) 24,000,000
1999 Naomichi Ozaki  Japan Otaru Country Club Otaru, Hokkaido 298 (+10) 24,000,000
1998 Hidemichi Tanaka  Japan Oarai Golf Club Ōarai, Ibaraki 283 (−5) 24,000,000
1997 Craig Parry  Australia Koga Golf Club Koga, Fukuoka 286 (+2) 24,000,000
1996 Peter Teravainen  United States Ibaraki Country Club, West Course Tsukubamirai, Ibaraki 282 (−2) 24,000,000
1995 Toshimitsu Izawa  Japan Kasumigaseki Country Club, East Course Kawagoe, Saitama 277 (−7) 16,200,000
1994 Masashi Ozaki  Japan Yokkaichi Country Club Mie Prefecture 270 (−18) 18,000,000
1993 Seiki Okuda  Japan Biwako Country Club Shiga Prefecture 281 (−3) 18,000,000
1992 Masashi Ozaki  Japan Ryugasaki Country Club Ibaraki Prefecture 277 (−11) 18,000,000
1991 Tsuneyuki Nakajima  Japan Shimonoseki Golf Club Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi 290 (+2) 18,000,000
1990 Tsuneyuki Nakajima  Japan Otaru Country Club Otaru, Hokkaido 281 (−7) 18,000,000
1989 Masashi Ozaki  Japan Nagoya Golf Club, Wago Course Tōgō, Aichi 274 (−6) 10,000,000
1988 Masashi Ozaki  Japan Tokyo Golf Club Sayama, Saitama 288 (+4) 10,000,000
1987 Isao Aoki  Japan Arima Royal GC Kobe, Hyōgo 279 (−9) 10,000,000
1986 Tsuneyuki Nakajima  Japan Totsuka Country Club, West Course Yokohama, Kanagawa 284 (−4) 10,000,000
1985 Tsuneyuki Nakajima  Japan Higashinagoya Country Club Toyota, Aichi 285 (−3) 10,000,000
1984 Koichi Uehara  Japan Ranzan Country Club Ranzan, Saitama 283 (−5) 10,000,000
1983 Isao Aoki  Japan Rokko Kokusai Golf Club Kobe, Hyōgo 281 (−7) 8,000,000
1982 Akira Yabe  Japan Musashi Country Club, Toyooka Course Iruma, Saitama 277 (−7) 8,000,000
1981 Yutaka Hagawa  Japan Nihon Line Golf Club Kani, Gifu 280 (E) 8,000,000
1980 Shoji Kikuchi  Japan Sagamihara Golf Club, East Course Sagamihara, Kanagawa 296 (E) 8,000,000
1979 Kuo Chie-Hsiung  Taiwan Hino Golf Club Gamō, Shiga 285 (−3) 8,000,000
1978 Seve Ballesteros  Spain Yokohama Country Club, West Course Yokohama, Kanagawa 281 (−7) 10,000,000
1977 Seve Ballesteros  Spain Narashino Country Club Katori, Chiba 284 (E) 10,000,000
1976 Kosaku Shimada  Japan Central Golf Club, East Course Namegata, Ibaraki 288 (−4) 10,000,000
1975 Takashi Murakami  Japan Kasugai Country Club, East Course Kasugai, Aichi 278 (−10) 8,000,000
1974 Masashi Ozaki  Japan Central Golf Club, East Course Namegata, Ibaraki 279 (−13) 6,000,000
1973 Ben Arda  Philippines Ibaraki Country Club, West Course Tsukubamirai, Ibaraki 278 (−10) 4,500,000

Future sites[edit]

Year Course Location Dates Times hosted
2017 Gifu Seki Country Club, East Course Seki, Gifu Oct TBA Never
2018 Yokohama Country Club Yokohama, Kanagawa Oct 18–21 1978
2019 Koga Golf Club[2] Koga, Fukuoka Oct TBA 1997, 2008
2020 Murasaki Country Club, Sumire Course Noda, Chiba Oct TBA Never

Source:[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Son Shi-Kin changed his name to Koichi Ono in 1954 or 1955.
  2. ^ "【2019年度(第84回)日本オープンゴルフ選手権開催コースを古賀ゴルフ・クラブに決定】" (in Japanese). Japan Golf Association. Retrieved 2014-12-23. 
  3. ^ "JGA 日本ゴルフ協会 【2014年度(第79回)日本オープンゴルフ選手権競技】今後の開催コース" (in Japanese). Japan Golf Association. Retrieved October 5, 2014. 

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