|Location||Nikkō, Tochigi in 2021|
|Course(s)||Nikko Country Club in 2021|
|Organized by||PGA of Japan|
|Tour(s)||Japan Golf Tour|
|Format|| Stroke play (1961–present)|
Match play (1931–60)
The Japan PGA Championship (日本プロゴルフ選手権大会, Nihon purogorufu senshuken taikai) is a professional golf tournament on the Japan Golf Tour, and is one of the tour's four major championships. It was founded in 1926, making it one of the oldest professional tournaments in Japan, and is played at a variety of courses throughout the country. The purse for the 2017 event was ¥150,000,000, with ¥30,000,000 going to the winner.
Between 2009 and 2017, the tournament was title sponsored by Nissin Foods.
|Year||Winner||Score||To par||Margin of|
|Japan PGA Championship|
|2020||Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic|
|2019||Ryo Ishikawa||269||−13||Playoff||Hwang Jung-gon||Ibusuki GC|
|2018||Toru Taniguchi||282||−6||Playoff||Yoshinori Fujimoto||Boso CC|
|Japan PGA Championship Nissin Cupnoodles Cup|
|2017||Yūsaku Miyazato||276||−12||3 strokes||Brad Kennedy||Kanehide Kise CC|
|2016||Hideto Tanihara||266||−22||Playoff||Toshinori Muto||Hokkaido Classic CC|
|2015||Adam Bland||268||−16||3 strokes||Lee Sang-hee||Taiheiyo Club (Kohnan)|
|2014||Taichi Teshima||279||−9||1 stroke|| Lee Kyoung-hoon |
|Golden Valley GC|
|2013||Kim Hyung-sung||279||−5||1 stroke|| Yoshinori Fujimoto |
|Sobu CC (Sobu)|
|2012||Toru Taniguchi||284||−4||1 stroke||Keiichiro Fukabori||Karasuyamajo CC|
|2011||Hiroo Kawai||275||−9||2 strokes||Bae Sang-moon||Ono Toyo GC|
|2010||Toru Taniguchi||270||−10||1 stroke||Tetsuji Hiratsuka||Passage Kinkai Island GC|
|2009||Yuta Ikeda||266||−14||7 strokes||Mitsuhiro Tateyama||Eniwa CC|
|Japan PGA Championship|
|2008||Shingo Katayama||265||−23||6 strokes||Liang Wenchong||Raysum Golf & Spa Resort|
|2007||Toshimitsu Izawa||283||−5||1 stroke||Satoru Hirota||Kise CC|
|2006||Tomohiro Kondo||278||−10||Playoff||Katsuyoshi Tomori||Tanigumi CC|
|2005||Hur Suk-ho||272||−10||2 strokes||Hideto Tanihara||Tamana CC|
|2004||Hur Suk-ho||202||−14||1 stroke||Keiichiro Fukabori||Kochi Kuroshio CC|
|2003||Shingo Katayama||271||−17||1 stroke||Hur Suk-ho||Miho GC|
|2002||Kenichi Kuboya||279||−9||Playoff||Shingo Katayama||Koma CC|
|2001||Dean Wilson||281||−3||4 strokes||Hideki Kase||The Queens Hill CC|
|2000||Nobuhito Sato||280||−4||1 stroke|| Shigemasa Higaki |
|1999||Naomichi Ozaki||283||−5||2 strokess||Masashi Ozaki||GC Twin Fields|
|1998||Brandt Jobe||280||−8||Playoff||Masashi Ozaki||Grandage GC|
|1997||Shigeki Maruyama||272||−16||4 strokes||Shusaku Sugimoto||Central GC (West)|
|1996||Masashi Ozaki||270||−18||8 strokes||Shigeki Maruyama||Sanyo GC (Yoshii)|
|1995||Hisayuki Sasaki||272||−16||4 strokes||Kazuhiro Takami||Natsudomari GL|
|1994||Hiroshi Gohda||279||−5||1 stroke||Masashi Ozaki||Lake Green GC|
|1993||Masashi Ozaki||278||−10||1 stroke||Tsuyoshi Yoneyama||Sports Shinko CC|
|1992||Masahiro Kuramoto||281||−7||Playoff||Tsuneyuki Nakajima||Shimoakima CC|
|1991||Masashi Ozaki||273||−15||6 strokes||Tsukasa Watanabe||Prestige GC|
|1990||Hideki Kase||274||−14||5 strokes|| Saburo Fujiki |
|1989||Masashi Ozaki||278||−6||1 stroke||Hideki Kase||Karasuyamajo CC|
|1988||Tateo Ozaki||268||−20||1 stroke||Masashi Ozaki||Ehime GC|
|1987||David Ishii||280||−8||1 stroke|| Brian Jones |
|1986||Isao Aoki||272||−16||4 strokes||Masashi Ozaki||Nihon Line GC (West)|
|1985||Tateo Ozaki||288||−4||Playoff||Seiichi Kanai||Central GC (East)|
|1984||Tsuneyuki Nakajima||275||−9||2 strokes|| Seiichi Kanai |
|MIOS Kikukawa CC|
|1983||Tsuneyuki Nakajima||279||−9||2 strokes|| Isao Aoki |
|1982||Masahiro Kuramoto||274||−14||4 strokes||Hsieh Min-Nan||Meishin Yokkaichi CC|
|1981||Isao Aoki||277||−11||4 strokes||Tōru Nakamura||Sapporo Korakuen CC|
|1980||Yoshitaka Yamamoto||282||−2||1 stroke|| Seiichi Kanai |
|Northern CC (Akagi)|
|1979||Hsieh Min-Nan||272||−16||1 stroke||Teruo Sugihara||Asami CC|
|1978||Fujio Kobayashi||281||−7||Playoff||Tsuneyuki Nakajima||Otaru CC|
|1977||Tsuneyuki Nakajima||277||−11||3 strokes|| Teruo Sugihara |
|Nihon Line GC (West)|
|1976||Seiichi Kanai||273||−7||Playoff|| Shichiro Enomoto |
|1975||Takashi Murakami||282||−6||Playoff||Yoshitaka Yamamoto||Kurashiki CC|
|1974||Masashi Ozaki||274||−14||4 strokes||Isao Aoki||Omotezao Intl. GC|
|1973||Isao Aoki||275||−13||8 strokes||Haruo Yasuda||Gifu Seki CC|
|1972||Seiichi Kanai||278||2 strokes||Masashi Ozaki||Murasaki CC (Sumire)|
|1971||Masashi Ozaki||282||1 stroke||Hideyo Sugimoto||Phoenix CC|
|1970||Seiichi Sato||280||1 stroke|| Akio Kanemoto |
|1969||Hiroshi Ishii||277||5 strokes||Teruo Sugihara||Kasugai CC|
|1968||Kosaku Shimada||282||1 stroke||Teruo Suzumura||Narashino CC|
|1967||Shozo Miyamoto||276||1 stroke||Tomoo Ishii||Miyoshi CC (West)|
|1966||Mitsutaka Kono||271||3 strokes||Shigeru Uchida||Sobu CC|
|1965||Mitsutaka Kono||273||6 strokes|| Chen Ching-Po |
|1964||Tadashi Kitta||281||2 strokes||Tomoo Ishii||Hirakata CC|
|1963||Tadashi Kitta||285||3 strokes||Tomoo Ishii||Ryugasaki CC|
|1962||Torakichi Nakamura||285||4 strokes|| Takashi Kitamoto |
|1961||Yoshiro Hayashi||286||2 strokes||Yoshimasa Fujii||Koga GC|
|1960||Ryohei Tanaami||1 hole||Kenji Hosoishi||Oarai GC|
|1959||Torakichi Nakamura||5 and 4||Koichi Ono||Ibaraki CC|
|1958||Torakichi Nakamura||3 and 2||Koshio Kurihara||Naruo GC (Inagawa)|
|1957||Torakichi Nakamura||2 holes||Koshio Kurihara||Hodogaya CC|
|1956||Yoshiro Hayashi||7 and 6||Tsunekichi Arai||Nagoya GC|
|1955||Koichi Ono||1 hole||Yoshiro Hayashi||Sagami CC|
|1954||Shigeru Ishii||7 and 5||Koichi Ono||Hirono GC|
|1953||Chin Sei-Sui||2 and 1||Yoshiro Hayashi||Abiko GC|
|1952||Seiji Inoue||5 and 3||Chin Sei-Sui||Sagami CC|
|1951||Tetsuo Ishii||3 and 1||Torakichi Nakamura||Hirono GC|
|1950||Yoshiro Hayashi||9 and 7||Koichi Ono||Abiko GC|
|1949||Yoshiro Hayashi||293||2 strokes||Son Shi Kin||Abiko GC|
|1943–48||No tournament due to World War II|
|1942||Chin Sei-Sui||7 and 6||Tokuharu Nobu||Koganei CC|
|1940||Toichiro Toda||6 and 5||Taketo Fujii||Fukuoka Ōho CC|
|1939||Toichiro Toda||3 and 2||Tomekichi Miyamoto||Kawana Hotel (Fuji)|
|1938||Toichiro Toda||7 and 5||Seiji Inoue||Takarazuka GC|
|1937||Iwaichi Uekata||1 hole||Chin Sei-Sui||Takanodai CC|
|1936||Tomekichi Miyamoto||4 and 3||Jiro Morioka||Nagoya GC|
|1935||Toichiro Toda||7 and 5||Chin Sei-Sui||Sagami CC|
|1934||Tomekichi Miyamoto||3 and 1||Osamu Ishii||Hirono GC|
|1933||Larry Montes||6 and 5||Rin Man-Puku||Fujisawa GC|
|1932||Larry Montes||4 and 3||Jiro Morioka||Naruo GC (Inagawa)|
|1931||Rokuzo Asami||6 and 5||Chin Sei-Sui||Musashino GC (Fujigaya)|
|1930||Akira Muraki||304||19 strokes|| Masakichi Koshimichi |
|1929||Tomekichi Miyamoto||301||11 strokes||Kokichi Yasuda||Mutsumi GC|
|1928||Rokuzo Asami||156||1 stroke||Tomekichi Miyamoto||Naruo GC|
|1927||Kazuichi Nakagami||153||Playoff||Tomekichi Miyamoto||Ibaraki CC|
|1926||Tomekichi Miyamoto||161||Playoff||Kakuji Fukui||Ibaraki CC|
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