Toshimitsu Izawa

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Toshimitsu Izawa
Personal information
Born (1968-03-02) 2 March 1968 (age 49)
Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)
Nationality  Japan
College Nihon Taiiku University
Turned professional 1989
Current tour(s) Japan Golf Tour
Professional wins 17
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour 16
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T4: 2001
U.S. Open T44: 2001
The Open Championship T22: 2002
PGA Championship T18: 2003
Achievements and awards
Japan Golf Tour
leading money winner
2001, 2003

Toshimitsu Izawa (Japanese: 伊沢利光, born 2 March 1968) is a Japanese professional golfer. He is sometimes known outside Japan as Toshi Izawa.

Izawa was born in Kanagawa, attended Nihon Taiiku University, and turned professional in 1989.

Izawa's career on the Japan Golf Tour developed quite slowly. His first win came in 1995, and he did not make the top ten on the money list until 1999, when he was thirty one years old. He went on to top the money list in 2001 and 2003. In the first of those years he set a record of ¥217,934,583 in earnings which survived though the 2004 season, and his dominant form in Japan lifted him into the top twenty in the Official World Golf Ranking. He has 16 victories on the Japan Golf Tour and is eighth on the career money list (through 2013).

Izawa has only played a limited number of tournaments outside Japan, but in 2001 he finished tied fourth at the Masters Tournament, which is one of golf's four major championships, and tied for second at the PGA Tour's Nissan Open. In 2002, he won the WGC-World Cup for Japan in partnership with Shigeki Maruyama.

Japan Golf Tour wins (16)[edit]

Other wins[edit]

this list is probably incomplete

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Masters Tournament T4 CUT CUT CUT
U.S. Open T44 WD CUT
The Open Championship T22 CUT
PGA Championship CUT T39 T53 T18
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
"T" = tied

Team appearances[edit]

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