Ryuichi Oda

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Ryuichi Oda
小田龍一
Personal information
Born (1976-12-12) 12 December 1976 (age 40)
Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Weight 90 kg (200 lb; 14 st)
Nationality  Japan
Career
Turned professional 2002
Current tour(s) Japan Golf Tour
Professional wins 3
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour 2
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship CUT: 2010
PGA Championship DNP

Ryuichi Oda (Japanese: 小田龍一, born 12 December 1976) is a Japanese professional golfer who currently competes on the Japan Golf Tour.

Oda was born in Kagoshima Prefecture. He spent much of his amateur career developing his skills at the Kagoshima Country Club. He competed in two Japan Golf Tour events in 2002 (Token Corporation Cup and Tsuruya Open) and despite missing the cut on both occasions, became a professional in time for the Fujisankei Classic where he once again failed to get past the second day. It was not until the Diamond Cup Tournament before he made his first cut, finishing T55.

It was not until the 2009 Japan Open that Oda shot to fame. He only just avoided being cut after two rounds and by round three was tied for 5th place. He went on to beat Ryo Ishikawa and Yasuharu Imano in a three-man playoff. Oda would win on the Japan Golf Tour again in 2014, when he took victory at the Mynavi ABC Championship. He would handily by 5 strokes over Koumei Oda and Hideto Tanihara.

Professional wins (2)[edit]

Japan Golf Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 18 Oct 2009 Japan Open −6 (74-70-71-67=282) Playoff Japan Ryo Ishikawa, Japan Yasuharu Imano
2 2 Nov 2014 Mynavi ABC Championship −21 (68-67-66-62=263) 5 strokes Japan Koumei Oda, Japan Hideto Tanihara

Other wins[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2010
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

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