Masahiro Kuramoto

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Masahiro Kuramoto
倉本昌弘
Massy Kuramoto.JPG
Personal information
NicknameMassy
Born (1955-09-09) 9 September 1955 (age 64)
Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
Height1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight66 kg (146 lb; 10.4 st)
Nationality Japan
Career
Turned professional1981
Current tour(s)European Senior Tour
Japan PGA Senior Tour
Former tour(s)Japan Golf Tour
PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins40
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour30 (6th all-time)
European Senior Tour2
Other8
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipT42: 1982
U.S. OpenCUT: 1993, 1994
The Open ChampionshipT4: 1982

Masahiro "Massy" Kuramoto (倉本昌弘, Kuramoto Masahiro, born 9 September 1955) is a Japanese professional golfer.

Kuramoto was born in Hiroshima Prefecture. He turned professional in 1981. He has won 30 tournaments on the Japan Golf Tour, ranking fifth on the career list. He ranks seventh on the career money list with earnings of just over 1 billion ¥.

Kuramoto was medalist at the 1992 PGA Tour qualifying school and played full-time on the Tour in 1993. He played 65 times on the PGA Tour from 1978 to 1997. His best finish was a T-4 at the 1982 British Open (also his best finish in a major championship).

In 2005, he was medalist at the Champions Tour qualifying school, and he began play on that tour in 2006. His best finish is a fourth-place finish in the 2006 Wal-Mart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach.

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 1975 Japan Amateur Championship
  • 1977 Japan Amateur Championship
  • 1980 Japan Amateur Championship

Professional wins[edit]

Japan Golf Tour wins (30)[edit]

Other wins (2)[edit]

  • 1981 Wakayama Open, Hyogo-ken Open

European Senior Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 28 Nov 2010
(2011 season)
Handa Cup Senior Masters −17 (69-71-66-65=271) 4 strokes Japan Satoshi Higashi, Philippines Frankie Miñoza,
Japan Kiyoshi Murota
2 24 Jun 2012 Van Lanschot Senior Open E (75-72-69=216) 2 strokes Scotland Andrew Oldcorn

Japan PGA Senior Tour wins (6)[edit]

  • 2007 Big Raisac Senior Open
  • 2010 Japan Senior Open, Handa Cup Senior Masters
  • 2014 Japan Senior Open
  • 2015 Kyoshinkai Hiroshima Senior Championship
  • 2016 Iwasaki Shiratsuyu Senior Tournament

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
U.S. Open CUT CUT
The Open Championship CUT T4 T45 CUT T30 CUT CUT
PGA Championship T42 CUT CUT

Note: Kuramoto never played in the Masters Tournament.

  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1984 Open Championship)
"T" = tied

Team appearances[edit]

This list may be incomplete.

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

External links[edit]