Shunsuke Sonoda

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Shunsuke Sonoda
薗田 峻輔
Shunsuke Sonoda.JPG
Personal information
Born (1989-09-26) 26 September 1989 (age 27)
Tokyo, Japan
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 86 kg (190 lb; 13.5 st)
Nationality  Japan
Residence Otaku Tokyo
Career
College Meiji University
Turned professional 2010
Current tour(s) Japan Golf Tour
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open CUT: 2015
The Open Championship CUT: 2010
PGA Championship DNP

Shunsuke Sonoda (薗田 峻輔?, Sonoda Shunsuke, born 26 September 1989) is a Japanese professional golfer.

Sonoda was born in Tokyo. He was first trained by his father. After that he has been taught by golf teaching pro, Todd Baker, since he was 10 years old. When Sonoda visited Gold Coast, Australia with his family at age 13, he decided to study in Gold Coast because the town has many golf courses. He spent two years in a junior high school there to pursue his golf game further. He won the Japan National Junior Golf Championship. He decided to return Japan to enter the Suginami-Gakuin High School. He was a high school teammate of Ryo Ishikawa. Ishikawa calls him "King" as he swept all the junior tournaments. They first met in elementary school. In his sophomore year at the Meiji University, he qualified for Japan Golf Tour.

Sonoda began playing on the Japan Golf Tour in 2010 and won the 2010 Gateway to the Open Mizuno Open Yomiuri Classic. This victory earned him an exemption into the 2010 Open Championship.

Professional wins (2)[edit]

Japan Golf Tour wins (2)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
The Open Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

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

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

External links[edit]