2007 Japan Golf Tour

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The 2007 Japan Golf Tour season was played from 12 April to 2 December. The season consisted of 24 official money events in Japan, as well as the four majors and the three World Golf Championships.

The Japan Golf Tour is a prominent golf tour. It was founded in 1973 and as of 2006 it offers the third-highest annual prize fund out of the regular men's professional tours after the PGA Tour and the European Tour. However, since the early 1990s, the growth in prize money has not kept pace with that on the two larger tours. Official events on the Japan Golf Tour count for World Golf Ranking points, and success on the tour can also qualify members to play in the majors.

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Tournament results

The following table shows all the official money events in Japan for the 2007 season. The number in brackets after each winner's name is the number of Japan Golf Tour events he had won up to and including that tournament. This information is only shown for Japan Golf Tour members.

DateTournamentPrize fund
(¥)
Winner OWGR
pts
15 Apr Token Homemate Cup 110,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Yui Ueda (1)16
22 Apr Tsuruya Open 100,000,000 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brendan Jones (6)16
29 Apr The Crowns 120,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Hirofumi Miyase (7)18
13 May Japan PGA Championship 130,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Toshimitsu Izawa (16)16
20 May Munsingwear Open KSB Cup 100,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Ryo Ishikawa (amateur)16
27 May Mitsubishi Diamond Cup Golf 110,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Tetsuji Hiratsuka (4)16
3 Jun JCB Classic 100,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Tomohiro Kondo (3)16
24 Jun Gateway to the Open Mizuno Open Yomiuri Classic 130,000,000 Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Dong-hwan (1)16
1 Jul Japan Golf Tour Championship 150,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Shingo Katayama (22)16
8 Jul Woodone Open Hiroshima 100,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Toru Taniguchi (12)16
15 Jul Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup 150,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Toru Taniguchi (13)16
5 Aug Sun Chlorella Classic 150,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Jun Kikuchi (1)16
26 Aug KBC Augusta 100,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Katsumasa Miyamoto (6)16
2 Sep Fujisankei Classic 150,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Hideto Tanihara (5)16
9 Sep 6 Suntory Open 100,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Hideto Tanihara (6)16
16 Sep ANA Open 100,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Norio Shinozaki (1)16
30 Sep Coca-Cola Tokai Classic 120,000,000 Flag of Colombia.svg Camilo Villegas (n/a)16
14 Oct Japan Open Golf Championship 200,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Toru Taniguchi (14)32
21 Oct Bridgestone Open 110,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Shingo Katayama (23)16
28 Oct ABC Championship 120,000,000 Flag of the Philippines.svg Frankie Miñoza (7)18
11 Nov Mitsui Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters 150,000,000 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brendan Jones (7)26
18 Nov Dunlop Phoenix 200,000,000 Flag of England.svg Ian Poulter (n/a)36
25 Nov Casio World Open 140,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Taichi Teshima (6)20
2 Dec Golf Nippon Series JT Cup 100,000,000 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brendan Jones (8)20

Source: [1]

Leaders

Money list leaders

PositionPlayerPrize money (¥)
1 Flag of Japan.svg Toru Taniguchi 171,744,498
2 Flag of Japan.svg Shingo Katayama 141,053,934
3 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brendan Jones 115,531,323
4 Flag of Japan.svg Hideto Tanihara 77,622,976
5 Flag of Japan.svg Tomohiro Kondo 74,841,936

Source: [2]

Scoring average leaders

PositionPlayerScoring average
1 Flag of Japan.svg Toru Taniguchi 69.85
2 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brendan Jones 69.97
3 Flag of Japan.svg Shingo Katayama 69.99
4 Flag of Japan.svg Hiroyuki Fujita 70.12
5 Flag of Thailand.svg Prayad Marksaeng 70.14

Source: [3]

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References

  1. "2007 Tour Tournaments". JGTO.
  2. "2007 Prize Money List". JGTO. Archived from the original on 2013-12-12. Retrieved 2013-12-09.
  3. "2007 Scoring Average". JGTO.