Japan Open Golf Championship

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Japan Open
Tournament information
Location Rittō, Shiga in 2021
Established1927
Course(s)Biwako Country Club in 2021
Organized by JGA
Tour(s) Japan Golf Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund ¥210,000,000
Month playedOctober
Current champion
Flag of Japan.svg Yuki Inamori
Location Map
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Biwako Country Club
Location in Japan
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Biwako Country Club
Location in the Shiga Prefecture

The Japan Open Golf Championship (日本オープンゴルフ選手権競技, Nihon ōpun gorufu senshu kenkyōgi) is Japan's national open golf championship. Founded in 1927, it is one of the oldest professional golf tournaments in Japan. [1]

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The Japan Open is one of the three richest tournaments on the Japan Golf Tour, with a prize fund of ¥210 million in 2021; it is also the tour's designated "Flagship event" for the purposes of the Official World Golf Ranking, with a minimum winner's points allocation of 32 points. The winner also receives an invitation to the following year's Open Championship.

Winners

YearChampionScoreTo parMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-upWinner's
share (¥)
Venue
2020 Flag of Japan.svg Yuki Inamori (2)275−51 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Hideto Tanihara 31,500,000Murasaki CC (Sumire)
2019 Flag of the United States.svg Chan Kim 285+11 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Mikumu Horikawa
Flag of South Africa.svg Shaun Norris
42,000,000Koga GC
2018 Flag of Japan.svg Yuki Inamori 270−142 strokes Flag of South Africa.svg Shaun Norris 40,000,000Yokohama CC (West)
2017 Flag of Japan.svg Yuta Ikeda (2)272−81 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Takumi Kanaya 40,000,000Gifuseki CC
2016 Flag of Japan.svg Hideki Matsuyama 275−53 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Yuta Ikeda
Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Kyoung-hoon
40,000,000Sayama GC
2015 Flag of Japan.svg Satoshi Kodaira 275−131 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Yuta Ikeda 40,000,000Rokko Kokusai GC (East)
2014 Flag of Japan.svg Yuta Ikeda 270−101 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Shingo Katayama
Flag of Japan.svg Satoshi Kodaira
40,000,000Chiba CC (Umesato)
2013 Flag of Japan.svg Masanori Kobayashi 274−103 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Koumei Oda 40,000,000Ibaraki GC (East)
2012 Flag of Japan.svg Kenichi Kuboya 292+81 stroke Flag of the Philippines.svg Juvic Pagunsan 40,000,000Naha GC
2011 Flag of South Korea.svg Bae Sang-moon 282−2Playoff Flag of Japan.svg Kenichi Kuboya 40,000,000Takanodai CC
2010 Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Kyung-tae 271−131 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Hiroyuki Fujita 40,000,000Aichi CC
2009 Flag of Japan.svg Ryuichi Oda 282−6Playoff Flag of Japan.svg Yasuharu Imano
Flag of Japan.svg Ryo Ishikawa
40,000,000Musashi CC (Toyooka)
2008 Flag of Japan.svg Shingo Katayama (2)283−14 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Ryo Ishikawa 40,000,000Koga GC
2007 Flag of Japan.svg Toru Taniguchi (2)283−52 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Shingo Katayama 40,000,000Sagamihara GC (East)
2006 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Paul Sheehan 277−73 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Azuma Yano 40,000,000 Kasumigaseki CC (West)
2005 Flag of Japan.svg Shingo Katayama 282−22 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Ryoken Kawagishi
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Craig Parry
24,000,000Hirono GC
2004 Flag of Japan.svg Toru Taniguchi 285−34 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Toshimitsu Izawa
Flag of New Zealand.svg David Smail
Flag of the Republic of China.svg Yeh Wei-tze
24,000,000Katayamazu GC (Hakusan)
2003 Flag of Japan.svg Keiichiro Fukabori 276−82 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Yasuharu Imano 24,000,000Nikko CC
2002 Flag of New Zealand.svg David Smail 271−94 strokes Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Jong-duck 24,000,000Shimonoseki GC
2001 Flag of Japan.svg Taichi Teshima 277−74 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Tsuyoshi Yoneyama 24,000,000Tokyo GC
2000 Flag of Japan.svg Naomichi Ozaki (2)281−31 stroke Flag of the Republic of China.svg Lin Keng-chi 24,000,000Takanodai CC
1999 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Naomichi Ozaki 298+102 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Kazuhiko Hosokawa
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Nobumitsu Yuhara
24,000,000Otaru CC
1998 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Hidemichi Tanaka 283−51 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Naomichi Ozaki 24,000,000Oarai GC
1997 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Craig Parry 286+21 stroke Flag of the Philippines.svg Frankie Miñoza
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Seiki Okuda
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki
24,000,000Koga GC
1996 Flag of the United States.svg Peter Teravainen 282−22 strokes Flag of the Philippines.svg Frankie Miñoza 24,000,000Ibaraki CC (West)
1995 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Toshimitsu Izawa 277−71 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Kazuhiko Hosokawa 16,200,000Kasumigaseki CC (East)
1994 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki (5)270−1813 strokes Flag of the United States.svg David Ishii
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Hideki Kase
18,000,000Yokkaichi CC
1993 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Seiki Okuda 281−35 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki 18,000,000Biwako CC
1992 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki (4)277−115 strokes Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Brent Franklin
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masahiro Kuramoto
18,000,000Ryugasaki CC
1991 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tsuneyuki Nakajima (4)290+2Playoff Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Noboru Sugai 18,000,000Shimonoseki GC
1990 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tsuneyuki Nakajima (3)281−72 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki 18,000,000Otaru CC
1989 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki (3)274−61 stroke Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brian Jones 10,000,000Nagoya GC (Wago)
1988 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki (2)288+41 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Isao Aoki
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tsuneyuki Nakajima
10,000,000Tokyo GC
1987 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Isao Aoki (2)279−91 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tsuneyuki Nakajima
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Nobuo Serizawa
10,000,000Arima Royal GC
1986 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tsuneyuki Nakajima (2)284−41 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Isao Aoki
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki
10,000,000Totsuka CC (West)
1985 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tsuneyuki Nakajima 285−32 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Hiroshi Makino 10,000,000Higashinagoya CC
1984 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Koichi Uehara 283−52 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Koichi Suzuki 10,000,000Ranzan CC
1983 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Isao Aoki 281−7Playoff Flag of Australia (converted).svg Terry Gale 8,000,000Rokko Kokusai GC
1982 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Akira Yabe 277−75 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yutaka Hagawa
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Naomichi Ozaki
8,000,000Musashi CC (Toyooka)
1981 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yutaka Hagawa 280E1 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Kenji Mori
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tsuneyuki Nakajima
8,000,000Nihon Line GC
1980 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Shoji Kikuchi 296E1 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Isao Aoki
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Kazuo Yoshikawa
8,000,000Sagamihara GC (East)
1979 Flag of the Republic of China.svg Kuo Chie-Hsiung 285−3Playoff Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Isao Aoki
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Koichi Uehara
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yoshitaka Yamamoto
8,000,000Hino GC
1978 Flag of Spain.svg Seve Ballesteros (2)281−7Playoff Flag of Australia (converted).svg Graham Marsh 10,000,000Yokohama CC (West)
1977 Flag of Spain.svg Seve Ballesteros 284E1 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Takashi Murakami 10,000,000 Narashino CC
1976 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Kosaku Shimada 288−41 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tōru Nakamura
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Takashi Murakami
10,000,000Central GC (East)
1975 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Takashi Murakami 278−103 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Seiichi Kanai 8,000,000Kasugai CC (East)
1974 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki 279−131 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Takashi Murakami 6,000,000Central GC (East)
1973 Flag of the Philippines.svg Ben Arda 278−102 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Isao Aoki 4,500,000Ibaraki CC (West)
1972 Flag of South Korea (1949-1984).svg Han Chang-sang 2781 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki Otone CC (East)
1971 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yoshimasa Fujii 282Playoff Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Hideyo Sugimoto Aichi CC
1970 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Mitsuhiro Kitta 2821 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Isao Aoki Musashi CC (Sasai)
1969 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Hideyo Sugimoto 2841 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Shigeru Uchida Ono GC
1968 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Takaaki Kono 2841 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Kikuo Arai
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bruce Devlin
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Namio Takasu
Sobu CC (East & Middle)
1967 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tadashi Kitta 2823 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tomoo Ishii
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Teruo Sugihara
Hirono GC
1966 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Seiichi Sato 2851 stroke Flag of the Republic of China.svg Chen Ching-Po
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tadashi Kitta
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Shozo Miyamoto
Sodegaura CC
1965 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tadashi Kitta 2841 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Seiji Kumada
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Shigeru Uchida
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Kenji Unno
Miyoshi CC
1964 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Hideyo Sugimoto 2881 stroke Flag of the Republic of China.svg Chen Ching-Po
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Kokuni Kimoto
Tokyo GC
1963 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Toichiro Toda 2832 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Teruo Sugihara Yokkaichi CC
1962 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Teruo Sugihara 2872 strokes Flag of the Republic of China.svg Chen Ching-Po Chiba CC (Umesato)
1961 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Kenji Hosoishi 289Playoff Flag of the Republic of China.svg Chen Ching-Po
Flag of the Republic of China.svg Hsieh Yung-yo
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Isao Katsumata
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Koichi Ono [lower-alpha 1]
Takanodai CC
1960 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Haruyoshi Kobari [lower-alpha 2] 2945 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yoshimasa Fujii
Flag of the United States.svg Orville Moody
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Shiro Matsuda
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Koichi Ono [lower-alpha 1]
Hirono GC
1959 Flag of the Republic of China.svg Chen Ching-Po 296Playoff Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yumasa Shimamura Sagamihara GC
1958 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Torakichi Nakamura 2884 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yoshiro Hayashi Takanodai CC
1957 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Haruyoshi Kobari 2886 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tomoo Ishii Aichi CC
1956 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Torakichi Nakamura 2858 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Haruyoshi Kobari Kasumigaseki GC (West)
1955 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Koichi Ono [lower-alpha 1] 2915 strokes Flag of the Republic of China.svg Chin Sei-Sui Hirono GC
1954 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yoshiro Hayashi 2933 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Michio Ishii
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Haruyoshi Kobari
Tokyo GC
1953 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Son Shi-Kin [lower-alpha 1] 2911 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Torakichi Nakamura Takarazuka GC
1952 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Torakichi Nakamura 27911 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Shigeru Ishii Kawana Hotel (Fuji)
1951 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Son Shi-Kin [lower-alpha 1] 2883 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Koshio Kurihara Naruo GC
1950 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yoshiro Hayashi 2881 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yumasa Shimamura Abiko GC
1942–49: No tournament due to World War II
1941 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tokuharu Nobuhara 2903 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Torakichi Nakamura Hodogaya CC
1940 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tomekichi Miyamoto 2852 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Toichiro Toda Tokyo GC (Asaka)
1939 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Toichiro Toda 2875 strokes Flag of the Republic of China.svg Chin Sei-Sui Hirono GC
1938 Flag of the Republic of China.svg Rin Man-Puku 2943 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Toichiro Toda Fujisawa CC
1937 Flag of the Republic of China.svg Chin Sei-Sui 2847 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Rokuzo Asami Sagami CC
1936 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tomekichi Miyamoto 2931 stroke Flag of the Republic of China.svg Chin Sei-Sui Naruo GC
1935 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tomekichi Miyamoto 2968 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Toichiro Toda Tokyo GC (Asaka)
1934No tournament due to flood damage
1933 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Kanekichi Nakamura 2949 strokes Flag of the Republic of China.svg Chin Sei-Sui
Flag of the Philippines (1919-1936).svg Larry Montes
Kasumigaseki CC (East)
1932 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tomekichi Miyamoto 2981 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Akira Muraki Ibaraki CC
1931 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Rokuzo Asami 2814 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tomekichi Miyamoto Hodogaya CC
1930 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tomekichi Miyamoto 28719 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Kokichi Yasuda Ibaraki CC
1929 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tomekichi Miyamoto 2982 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Kokichi Yasuda Ibaraki CC
1928 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Rokuzo Asami 3017 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Kokichi Yasuda Tokyo GC (Komazawa)
1927 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Rokuro Akahoshi 30910 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Rokuzo Asami Hodogaya CC
  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Son Shi-Kin changed his name to Koichi Ono in 1954 or 1955.
  2. Defending champion Chen Ching-Po finished ahead of Kobari but was disqualified after signing for an incorrect score.

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