2019 Japan Golf Tour

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The 2019 Japan Golf Tour season was played from 17 January to 8 December. The season consisted of 25 official money events, mostly in Japan. Other than the four majors, which are played outside Japan, there was one event played in Singapore and one event in South Korea. The SMBC Singapore Open was co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour. The Shinhan Donghae Open was co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the Korean Tour. The Zozo Championship was co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour (part of the 2019–20 PGA Tour season), the first ever such co-sanctioning. [1]

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Schedule

The table below shows the 2019 schedule. The number in parentheses 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 (does not include the four major golf championships).

DateTournamentLocationPrize fund
(¥)
Winner OWGR
pts
Notes
20 Jan SMBC Singapore Open Singapore 113,000,000 Flag of Thailand.svg Jazz Janewattananond (n/a)24Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
21 Apr Token Homemate Cup Mie 130,000,000 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brendan Jones (15)16
5 May The Crowns Aichi 120,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Katsumasa Miyamoto (12)16
12 May Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup Golf Chiba 150,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Yosuke Asaji (1)15Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
26 May Kansai Open Golf Championship Nara 70,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Tomoharu Otsuki (1)16
2 Jun Gateway to the Open Mizuno Open Ibaraki 100,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Yuta Ikeda (21)16
9 Jun Japan Golf Tour Championship Mori Building Cup Shishido Hills Ibaraki 150,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Mikumu Horikawa (1)16Tour Championship; Japan major
30 Jun Dunlop Srixon Fukushima Open Fukushima 50,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Rikuya Hoshino (2)16Shortened to 54 holes
7 Jul Japan PGA Championship Kagoshima 150,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Ryo Ishikawa (15)16Japan major
25 Aug Shigeo Nagashima Invitational Sega Sammy Cup Hokkaido 150,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Ryo Ishikawa (16)16
1 Sep RIZAP KBC Augusta Fukuoka 100,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Kazuki Higa (1)16
8 Sep Fujisankei Classic Yamanashi 110,000,000 Flag of South Korea.svg Park Sang-hyun (2)16
15 Sep ANA Open Hokkaido 110,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Yosuke Asaji (2)16
22 Sep Shinhan Donghae Open South Korea 114,240,000 Flag of South Africa.svg Jbe' Kruger (n/a)14Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
and Korean Tour
29 Sep Panasonic Open Hyōgo 150,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Toshinori Muto (7)15Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
6 Oct Tokai Classic Aichi 110,000,000 Flag of South Africa.svg Shaun Norris (4)16
13 Oct Bridgestone Open Chiba 150,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Shugo Imahira (3)16Shortened to 36 holes due to Typhoon Hagibis [2]
20 Oct Japan Open Golf Championship Fukuoka 210,000,000 Flag of the United States.svg Chan Kim (4)32Flagship event; Japan major
28 Oct Zozo Championship Chiba 1,101,750,000
US$9,750,000
Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Woods (n/a)64New tournament
Co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour
3 Nov Mynavi ABC Championship Hyōgo 150,000,000 Flag of South Korea.svg Hwang Jung-gon (4)16
10 Nov Heiwa PGM Championship Okinawa 200,000,000 Flag of South Korea.svg Choi Ho-sung (3)16
17 Nov Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters Shizuoka 200,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Takumi Kanaya (a,1)16
24 Nov Dunlop Phoenix Miyazaki 200,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Shugo Imahira (4)26
1 Dec Casio World Open Kōchi 200,000,000 Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Kyung-tae (14)19
8 Dec Golf Nippon Series JT Cup Tokyo 130,000,000 Flag of Japan.svg Ryo Ishikawa (17)19Japan major

Source: [3]

Leaders

Money list leaders

PositionPlayerPrize money (¥)
1 Flag of Japan.svg Shugo Imahira 168,049,312
2 Flag of South Africa.svg Shaun Norris 145,044,149
3 Flag of Japan.svg Ryo Ishikawa 132,812,990
4 Flag of the United States.svg Chan Kim 95,880,318
5 Flag of South Korea.svg Hwang Jung-gon 94,985,827

Source: [4]

Scoring average leaders

PositionPlayerScoring average
1 Flag of Japan.svg Shugo Imahira 69.73
2 Flag of Thailand.svg Gunn Charoenkul 70.12
3 Flag of South Korea.svg Hwang Jung-gon 70.39
4 Flag of South Africa.svg Shaun Norris 70.44
5 Flag of Thailand.svg Jazz Janewattananond 70.47

Source: [5]

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