Yuta Ikeda

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Yuta Ikeda
池田 勇太
Personal information
Born (1985-12-22) 22 December 1985 (age 32)
Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Height 1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb; 12.0 st)
Nationality  Japan
Career
College Tohoku Fukushi University
Turned professional 2008
Current tour(s) Japan Golf Tour
Professional wins 20
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour 19
Asian Tour 1
Other 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament 29th: 2010
U.S. Open T58: 2010
The Open Championship T38: 2011
PGA Championship T33: 2016
Achievements and awards
Japan Golf Tour
leading money winner
2016

Yuta Ikeda (池田 勇太; born 22 December 1985) is a Japanese professional golfer.

Professional career[edit]

Ikeda has played on the Japan Golf Tour since 2008. Since his maiden victory in 2009, he has won a minimum of one tournament per season through 2017 and has a total of 20 victories.

Ikeda has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking twice. In late 2009 he reached a high of 33rd. In late 2016 he returned to the top 50 and reached a career-high 31st in November 2017.

Amateur wins[edit]

Professional wins (20)[edit]

Japan Golf Tour wins (19)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 14 Jun 2009 Japan PGA Championship −14 (65-67-69-65=266) 7 strokes Japan Mitsuhiro Tateyama
2 30 Aug 2009 Vana H Cup KBC Augusta −21 (69-66-69-63=267) Playoff Japan Yasuharu Imano
3 11 Oct 2009 Canon Open1 −16 (64-72-64=200) 4 strokes Japan Tomohiro Kondo, United States Han Lee
4 25 Oct 2009 Bridgestone Open −16 (67-67-71-65=270) 2 strokes Japan Kenichi Kuboya
5 19 Jul 2010 Toshin Golf Tournament in LakeWood −17 (68-66-64-73=271) 3 strokes Japan Shunsuke Sonoda
6 22 Sep 2010 ANA Open −14 (70-71-66-67=274) 1 stroke South Korea Kim Do-hoon, United States Jay Choi
7 24 Oct 2010 Bridgestone Open (2) −23 (67-71-65-62=265) 3 strokes Japan Michio Matsumura
8 21 Nov 2010 Dunlop Phoenix −15 (67-66-70-66=269) 2 strokes South Korea Kim Kyung-tae
9 31 Jul 2011 Sun Chlorella Classic −14 (66-72-64-72=274) 1 stroke Japan Tetsuji Hiratsuka
10 7 Oct 2012 Canon Open (2) −17 (66-68-68-69=271) 3 strokes Japan Taichi Teshima
11 3 Nov 2013 Mynavi ABC Championship −15 (63-69-70-67=269) Playoff South Korea S. K. Ho
12 19 Oct 2014 Japan Open −10 (64-68-66-72=270) 1 stroke Japan Shingo Katayama, Japan Satoshi Kodaira
13 30 Aug 2015 RIZAP KBC Augusta (2) −20 (66-65-71-66=268) 5 strokes Japan Koumei Oda
14 24 Apr 2016 Panasonic Open Golf Championship2 −13 (67-73-66-65=271) 3 strokes Australia Marcus Fraser, South Korea Kim Kyung-tae
15 9 Oct 2016 Honma TourWorld Cup at Trophia Golf −14 (68-67-69-66=270) Playoff South Korea Song Young-han
16 27 Nov 2016 Casio World Open1 −13 (72-64-67=203) 1 stroke Japan Ryuji Masaoka
17 27 Aug 2017 RIZAP KBC Augusta (3) −18 (69-67-67-67=270) 3 strokes Japan Kunihiro Kamii
18 17 Sep 2017 ANA Open (2) −13 (70-69-65-71=275) Playoff Japan Shugo Imahira, Japan Ryuko Tokimatsu
19 15 Oct 2017 Japan Open (2) −8 (67-66-67-72=272) 1 stroke Japan Takumi Kanaya (a)

1 Shortened to 54 holes
2 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour

Other wins (1)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament 29 CUT CUT CUT
U.S. Open T58 CUT CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT T38 CUT T72 CUT
PGA Championship CUT T45 T33 CUT

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied for place

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 6
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 2 (three times)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 0

Results in World Golf Championships[edit]

Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.

Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Mexico Championship T22 T55 T61 T46
Match Play R64 R64 T51 T29
Bridgestone Invitational T69 75
HSBC Champions T51 T30 T29 T72
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

External links[edit]