|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Tadd Fujikawa|
January 8, 1991 |
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
|Height||5 ft 1 in (1.55 m)|
|Weight||150 lb (68 kg; 11 st)|
|Residence||Honolulu, Hawaii, USA|
|Current tour(s)||eGolf Professional Tour
|Best results in major championships
|U.S. Open||CUT: 2006|
|The Open Championship||DNP|
Tadd Fujikawa (born January 8, 1991) is a Japanese American professional golfer. Playing as an amateur at age 15, he qualified for the 2006 U.S. Open, the youngest golfer ever to do so. In 2007, he made the cut in a PGA Tour event at the Sony Open in Hawaii. At the age of 16 years, 4 days, he was, at that time, the second youngest player to ever achieve that feat. As of April 2013, he is the third youngest.
Fujikawa was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was born three months premature and doctors gave him a 50-50 chance of survival. He weighed 1 pound, 15 ounces and was so small that he could fit in his grandfather's palm. His parents worried that he would grow up with a mental disability. Partially as a result of his premature birth, at age 18 Fujikawa stood 5 feet 1 inch/1.55 m tall. As of March 2007 he stated his weight was 150 pounds.
In 2006, Fujikawa qualified for the U.S. Open at Winged Foot by winning the Hawaii sectional qualifier(67-69-136), becoming the youngest player in history to qualify for the tournament. At the U.S. Open, Fujikawa shot 81-77(158) and missed the cut by nine strokes.
Fujikawa made his second PGA Tour start (2006 U.S. Open was the first) at the 2007 Sony Open in Hawaii, having gained entry by shooting 67 in the Open Qualifier (PGA Tour Exemption Category #17). In the second round of the Sony Open itself, Fujikawa became the youngest player in nearly 50 years to make a PGA Tour cut. A birdie on the 16th hole put him within the cut line, but it was his 15-foot eagle on the 18th hole that was his most memorable shot of the day. With that shot, Fujikawa secured a 4-under-par 66 and made the cut by three shots.
Fujikawa followed up his history-making cut by shooting a second straight 66 in the third round, a score which, on that day, was bettered only by tournament leader Charles Howell III. Fujikawa made a 51-foot birdie on the 11th hole, finishing the third round tied for eighth place, along with Chad Campell and Tom Pernice Jr.
Fujikawa shot 2-over-72 in Sunday's final round,which only included 2 birdies. He finished the tournament tied for 20th place at 5-under-275.
One month after his record-breaking showing at the Sony Open in Hawaii, Fujikawa won the Hawaii Pearl Open, Hawaii's most lucrative local golf tournament, held annually since 1979. Fujikawa was the first amateur since 1992 to win the tournament.
After missing the cut in each of his first three events as a professional, Fujikawa recorded a hole in one on the 17th hole in the first round of this Nationwide Tour event. He went on to shoot 70 and 71 in the first two rounds and missed the cut again, this time by 3 strokes.
In September 2007, he hit an albatross at the Omega European Masters in Switzerland on the European Tour. It was not enough to make the cut though. He also missed the cut at the Children's Miracle Network Classic which was the last official 2007 PGA Tour event.
On April 20, 2008, Fujikawa made his first cut as a professional and earned his first professional victory by winning the 50th annual Mid-Pacific Open in Hawaii. The Mid-Pacific Open is tournament run by the Mid-Pacific Country Club in Hawaii, with a mixed field of amateurs and professionals, mostly from Hawaii. Fujikawa's final score for the tournament was ten under-par 278. The second-place finisher was former PGA Tour tournament winner, 52-year-old David Ishii. At age 17, Fujikawa became the youngest winner in tournament history. The tournament is not affiliated with any organized golf tour and is played mostly by Hawaiian amateurs and professionals, both adults and juniors. Punahou High School seniors Stephanie Kono and Anna Jang also made history at the tournament as the first females to play and Kono was the first female to make a cut. Kono finished 33rd.  
In January 2009, Fujikawa Monday qualified for the Sony Open in Hawaii. He made the cut for the second time in three years, carding 71-69 to make the cut by one shot in blustery conditions. In the third round, he shot an 8-under 62, tying the course record, and moving him to within two shots of the leader. In the fourth round, he shot 73 and finished in a tie for 32nd place. On April 19, 2009, Fujikawa successfully defended his title and earned his second professional win at the 51st annual Mid-Pacific Open. Fujikawa's final score was twelve under par 276. Fujikawa won by nine shots over former PGA Tour tournament winner, David Ishii. In the first week of June, Fujikawa won another local event in Hawaii, the two-round Maui Open. In October, he went to PGA Tour Qualifying School in an attempt to earn his PGA Tour card for 2010. He failed to advance beyond the first stage of the three-stage process, missing the necessary score by six shots.
In January 2010, Fujikawa missed the cut by six stokes in the Sony Open on the PGA Tour. Shortly after he joined the eGolf Professional Tour, formerly known as the Tar Heel Tour, a developmental golf tour based in Charlotte, North Carolina. Fujikawa played in four events in February and March, making the cut in all four, before withdrawing from an event in April, citing a back injury. Two days later he said he felt fine saying, "I just slept kinda funny I guess." He accepted an invitation to play in The Crowns on the Japan Golf Tour two weeks later. At The Crowns, he missed the cut by nine strokes. In December, he won the Hawaii State Open.
Education and personal life
Fujikawa graduated from Moanalua High School in Honolulu, Hawaii in June 2009. Fujikawa's father, Derrick Fujikawa, pleaded guilty to two counts of drug trafficking on February 3, 2009. On August 24, 2009 he was sentenced to ten years in prison. He was eligible for parole after one year.
Professional record and earnings
Results in all tournaments Fujikawa has played in since turning pro in July 2007.
|2007||Aug 2-5||Reno-Tahoe Open||PGA||MC||5 from cutline||0|
|2007||Aug 23-26||Jane Rogers Championship of Mississauga||Canadian||MC||5 from cutline||0|
|2007||Sep 6-9||Omega European Masters||European||MC||7 from cutline||0|
|2007||Sep 20-23||Albertsons Boise Open||Nationwide||MC||3 from cutline||0|
|2007||Oct 11-14||Frys.com Open||PGA||MC||3 from cutline||0|
|2007||Oct 25-28||Miccosukee Championship||Nationwide||MC||2 from cutline||0|
|2007||Nov 1-4||Children's Miracle Network Classic||PGA||MC||4 from cutline||0|
|2007||Nov 22-25||Casio World Open||Japan||MC||4 from cutline||0|
|2008||Jan 20-23||Sony Open in Hawaii||PGA||MC||4 from cutline||0|
|2008||Feb 7-10||AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am||PGA||MC||12 from cutline||0|
|2008||Feb 28-Mar 2||Honda Classic||PGA||MC||10 from cutline||0|
|2008||Apr 17-20||Mid-Pacific Open||none||1||-||13,500|
|2008||May 1–4||The Crowns||Japan||T48||13 behind winner||3,042|
|2008||May 22–25||Munsingwear Open KSB Cup||Japan||T65||23 behind winner||2,122|
|2008||Jul 24-27||Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup||Japan||MC||3 from cutline||0|
|2008||Jul 31-Aug 3||Sun Chlorella Classic||Japan||MC||7 from cutline||0|
|2008||Aug 21-24||KLM Dutch Open||European||MC||6 from cutline||0|
|2008||Sep 4-7||Omega European Masters||European||MC||4 from cutline||0|
|2009||Jan 15-18||Sony Open in Hawaii||PGA||T32||10 behind winner||29,237|
|2009||Feb 6-8||Hawaii Pearl Open||none||T22||15 behind winner||629|
|2009||Mar 2-8||Honda Classic||PGA||T52||13 behind winner||12,805|
|2009||Mar 12-15||Puerto Rico Open||PGA||T31||9 behind winner||19,850|
|2009||Apr 16-19||Mid-Pacific Open||none||1||-||14,000|
|2009||Apr 30-May 3||The Crowns||Japan||MC||3 from cutline||0|
|2009||May 14–17||Valero Texas Open||PGA||MC||4 from cutline||0|
|2009||June 6–7||Maui Open||none||1||-||3,000|
|2009||July 23–26||Cox Classic||Nationwide||T15||7 behind winner||11,962|
|2009||July 30-Aug 2||Sun Chlorella Classic||Japan||T31||17 behind winner||8,928|
|2009||Aug 20-23||KLM Open||European||MC||3 from cutline||0|
|2009||Sep 9-12||Utah Championship||Nationwide||MC||1 from cutline||0|
|2009||Dec 18-20||Hawaii State Open||none||6||12 behind winner||2,250|
|2010||Jan 14-17||Sony Open in Hawaii||PGA||MC||6 from cutline||0|
|2010||Feb 17-20||Palmetto Hall Championship||eGolf Professional||T32||13 behind winner||1,979|
|2010||Feb 24-26||Savannah Quarters Classic||eGolf Professional||T39||10 behind winner||1,598|
|2010||Mar 17-20||Cabarrus Classic||eGolf Professional||T5||5 behind winner||8,083|
|2010||Mar 24-27||Golf in Morocco Classic||eGolf Professional||T25||11 behind winner||2,329|
|2010||Apr 7-10||The Championship at St. James Plantation||eGolf Professional||WD||n/a||9171|
|2010||Apr 29-May 2||The Crowns||Japan||MC||9 from cutline||0|
|2010||May 20–23||Rex Hospital Open||Nationwide||MC||2 from cutline||0|
|2010||May 26–29||The Grand Harbor Open||eGolf Professional||T38||14 behind winner||1,587|
|2010||June 2–5||The HGM Hotels Classic at Rock Barn||eGolf Professional||MC||1 from cutline||0|
|2010||June 16–19||Bolle Classic||eGolf Professional||T8||9 behind winner||5,086|
|2010||June 23–26||Bushnell Championship||eGolf Professional||T23||10 behind winner||2,447|
|2010||July 14–17||The Southern Open||eGolf Professional||4||4 behind winner||11,271|
|2010||July 21–24||Forest Oaks Classic||eGolf Professional||T15||7 behind winner||3,050|
|2010||August 4–7||eGolf Tour Championship||eGolf Professional||1||-||25,000|
|2010||Dec 17-19||Hawaii State Open||none||1||--||10,000|
|2011||Feb 16-18||Members Only Shootout @ Black Bear GC||Hooters||8||12 behind leader||2,350|
|2011||Mar 3-6||Killearn Country Club Classic||Hooters||MC||4 from cutline||0|
|2011||Mar 10-13||Harley-Davidson of Ocala Classic||Hooters||MC||5 from cutline||0|
|2011||Apr 14-17||Michelob Ultra Class Classic||Hooters||MC||7 from cutline||0|
|2011||Apr 21-24||Whitewater Creek Open||Hooters||MC||4 from cutline||0|
|2011||Apr 28-May 1||2011 Savannah Lakes Village Classic||Hooters||MC||2 from cutline||0|
|2011||May 25–28||Donald Ross Championship||eGolf Professional||T76||24 behind leader||1,050|
|2011||Jun 1-4||River Hills Classic||eGolf Professional||MC||1 from cutline||0|
|2011||Jun 15-18||Bolle Classic||eGolf Professional||MC||13 from cutline||0|
|2011||Jun 22-25||Cowans Ford Open||eGolf Professional||MC||12 from cutline||0|
|2012||Jan 12-15||Sony Open in Hawaii||PGA||T19||6 behind winner||69,025|
Margin = strokes behind winner or cutline, not applicable in cases of withdrawal, disqualification or matchplay format.
1Fujikawa made the cut and completed three rounds of the tournament. Under the policies of the eGolf Professional Tour, he was eligible for a portion of the tournament purse.
Results in major championships
|The Open Championship||DNP|
DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tie
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10.
Youngest ever to make the cut in a PGA Tour event
|Guan Tianlang||14 years, 5 months, 18 days||2013 Masters Tournament||58|
|Bob Panasik||15 years, 8 months, 20 days||1957 Canadian Open||T66|
|Tadd Fujikawa||16 years, 4 days||2007 Sony Open in Hawaii||T20|
|Justin Thomas||16 years, 2 months, 23 days||2009 Wyndham Championship||T78|
|Matteo Manassero||16 years, 2 months, 29 days||2009 British Open||T13|
|Ty Tryon||16 years, 9 months, 7 days||2001 Honda Classic||T39|
|Jordan Spieth||16 years, 9 months, 24 days||2010 HP Byron Nelson Championship||T16|
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- "2006 U.S. Open Championship - Full Leaderboard". YAHOO. 2006-06-18. Retrieved 2007-05-31.
- Miller, Ann (2006-12-19). "Moanalua's Fujikawa qualifies for Sony". The Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved 2007-01-15.
- Ferguson, Doug (2007-01-13). "Little man Fujikawa is huge hit at Waialae". Associated Press/Yahoo. Retrieved 2007-01-13.
- Ferguson, Doug (2007-01-13). "Miracle child having dream week in PGA". Associated Press/Yahoo. Archived from the original on 2007-01-20. Retrieved 2007-01-14.
- PGA Tour (2007-01-14). "Teens Fujikawa and Wie present quite a contrast at Sony Open". Associated Press/PGA Tour. Retrieved 2007-01-15.
- Miller, Ann (2007-02-12). "Fujikawa wins Pearl Open by a stroke". The Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved 2007-02-12.
- "Family supportive of Tadd's 'tough decision'". Honolulu Advertiser. 2007-07-13. Retrieved 2007-07-13.
- "Golf-Rare albatross for American teenager Fujikawa". Reuters. 2007-09-07. Retrieved 2007-09-07.
- Associated Press (2008-04-21). "Teenager Fujikawa Wins Mid-Pacific Open for First Victory as a Pro". PGA.com. Retrieved 2008-04-22.
- Tang, Jason (2008-04-18). "History Made at Mid Pacific Open". KHNL. Retrieved 2008-04-22.
- Kwon, Bill (2008-04-03). "50th Mid-Pacific Open attracts historic field". Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved 2008-04-22.
- Q-School already over for Fujikawa
- AP (2010-01-19). "Fujikawa headed for another island". Golf.com. Retrieved 2010-04-14.
- "EGolf Professional Tour 2010 - Tadd Fujikawa". eGolf Tour. Retrieved 2010-04-14.
- "Fujikawa Withdraws". Honolulu Advertiser. 2010-04-11. Retrieved 2010-04-14.
- Advertiser Staff (2010-04-15). "Fujikawa to play in Japan". Honolulu Advertiser. Retrieved 2010-05-02.
- Fujikawa Wins Turtle Bay Resort Hawaii State Open
- Teen Golfer Fujikawa's Father Pleads Guilty Yahoo Sports, February 3, 2009
- Tadd Fujikawa's Father Sentenced To Prison
- Spieth shoots 68-69 (-3) to make cut
- Guan youngest on TOUR to make cut
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