Japan PGA Championship

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Japan PGA Championship
Tournament information
Location Nikkō, Tochigi in 2021
Established1926
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)
Prize fund ¥150,000,000
Month playedJuly
Current champion
Flag of Japan.svg Ryo Ishikawa

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, [1] 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.

Contents

Between 2009 and 2017, the tournament was title sponsored by Nissin Foods. [2]

Winners

YearWinnerScoreTo parMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-upVenueRef
Japan PGA Championship
2020Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2019 Flag of Japan.svg Ryo Ishikawa 269−13Playoff Flag of South Korea.svg Hwang Jung-gon Ibusuki GC
2018 Flag of Japan.svg Toru Taniguchi 282−6Playoff Flag of Japan.svg Yoshinori Fujimoto Boso CC
Japan PGA Championship Nissin Cupnoodles Cup
2017 Flag of Japan.svg Yūsaku Miyazato 276−123 strokes Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brad Kennedy Kanehide Kise CC
2016 Flag of Japan.svg Hideto Tanihara 266−22Playoff Flag of Japan.svg Toshinori Muto Hokkaido Classic CC
2015 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Adam Bland 268−163 strokes Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Sang-hee Taiheiyo Club (Kohnan)
2014 Flag of Japan.svg Taichi Teshima 279−91 stroke Flag of South Korea.svg Lee Kyoung-hoon
Flag of Japan.svg Koumei Oda
Golden Valley GC
2013 Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Hyung-sung 279−51 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Yoshinori Fujimoto
Flag of Japan.svg Hiroyuki Fujita
Flag of Japan.svg Hideki Matsuyama
Sobu CC (Sobu)
2012 Flag of Japan.svg Toru Taniguchi 284−41 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Keiichiro Fukabori Karasuyamajo CC
2011 Flag of Japan.svg Hiroo Kawai 275−92 strokes Flag of South Korea.svg Bae Sang-moon Ono Toyo GC
2010 Flag of Japan.svg Toru Taniguchi 270−101 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Tetsuji Hiratsuka Passage Kinkai Island GC
2009 Flag of Japan.svg Yuta Ikeda 266−147 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Mitsuhiro Tateyama Eniwa CC
Japan PGA Championship
2008 Flag of Japan.svg Shingo Katayama 265−236 strokes Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Liang Wenchong Raysum Golf & Spa Resort
2007 Flag of Japan.svg Toshimitsu Izawa 283−51 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Satoru Hirota Kise CC
2006 Flag of Japan.svg Tomohiro Kondo 278−10Playoff Flag of Japan.svg Katsuyoshi Tomori Tanigumi CC
2005 Flag of South Korea.svg Hur Suk-ho 272−102 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Hideto Tanihara Tamana CC
2004 Flag of South Korea.svg Hur Suk-ho 202−141 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Keiichiro Fukabori Kochi Kuroshio CC
2003 Flag of Japan.svg Shingo Katayama 271−171 stroke Flag of South Korea.svg Hur Suk-ho Miho GC
2002 Flag of Japan.svg Kenichi Kuboya 279−9Playoff Flag of Japan.svg Shingo Katayama Koma CC
2001 Flag of the United States.svg Dean Wilson 281−34 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Hideki Kase The Queens Hill CC
2000 Flag of Japan.svg Nobuhito Sato 280−41 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Shigemasa Higaki
Flag of Japan.svg Satoshi Higashi
Caledonian GC
1999 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Naomichi Ozaki 283−52 strokess Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki GC Twin Fields
1998 Flag of the United States.svg Brandt Jobe 280−8Playoff Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki Grandage GC
1997 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Shigeki Maruyama 272−164 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Shusaku Sugimoto Central GC (West)
1996 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki 270−188 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Shigeki Maruyama Sanyo GC (Yoshii)
1995 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Hisayuki Sasaki 272−164 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Kazuhiro Takami Natsudomari GL
1994 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Hiroshi Gohda 279−51 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki Lake Green GC
1993 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki 278−101 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tsuyoshi Yoneyama Sports Shinko CC
1992 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masahiro Kuramoto 281−7Playoff Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tsuneyuki Nakajima Shimoakima CC
1991 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki 273−156 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tsukasa Watanabe Prestige GC
1990 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Hideki Kase 274−145 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Saburo Fujiki
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masahiro Kuramoto
Amanosan CC
1989 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki 278−61 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Hideki Kase Karasuyamajo CC
1988 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tateo Ozaki 268−201 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki Ehime GC
1987 Flag of the United States.svg David Ishii 280−81 stroke Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brian Jones
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Seiichi Kanai
Hamano GC
1986 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Isao Aoki 272−164 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki Nihon Line GC (West)
1985 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tateo Ozaki 288−4Playoff Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Seiichi Kanai Central GC (East)
1984 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tsuneyuki Nakajima 275−92 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Seiichi Kanai
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Shinsaku Maeda
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tōru Nakamura
MIOS Kikukawa CC [3]
1983 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tsuneyuki Nakajima 279−92 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Isao Aoki
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yutaka Hagawa
Shuun CC
1982 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masahiro Kuramoto 274−144 strokes Flag of the Republic of China.svg Hsieh Min-Nan Meishin Yokkaichi CC
1981 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Isao Aoki 277−114 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tōru Nakamura Sapporo Korakuen CC [4]
1980 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yoshitaka Yamamoto 282−21 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Seiichi Kanai
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Namio Takasu
Northern CC (Akagi) [5]
1979 Flag of the Republic of China.svg Hsieh Min-Nan 272−161 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Teruo Sugihara Asami CC
1978 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Fujio Kobayashi 281−7Playoff Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tsuneyuki Nakajima Otaru CC
1977 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tsuneyuki Nakajima 277−113 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Teruo Sugihara
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yoshitaka Yamamoto
Nihon Line GC (West)
1976 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Seiichi Kanai 273−7Playoff Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Shichiro Enomoto
Flag of the Republic of China.svg Hsieh Min-Nan
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Haruo Yasuda
Kuma CC
1975 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Takashi Murakami 282−6Playoff Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yoshitaka Yamamoto Kurashiki CC
1974 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki 274−144 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Isao Aoki Omotezao Intl. GC
1973 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Isao Aoki 275−138 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Haruo Yasuda Gifu Seki CC
1972 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Seiichi Kanai 2782 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki Murasaki CC (Sumire)
1971 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki 2821 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Hideyo Sugimoto Phoenix CC
1970 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Seiichi Sato 2801 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Akio Kanemoto
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Mitsuhiro Kitta
Mitsukaido GC
1969 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Hiroshi Ishii 2775 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Teruo Sugihara Kasugai CC
1968 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Kosaku Shimada 2821 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Teruo Suzumura Narashino CC
1967 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Shozo Miyamoto 2761 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tomoo Ishii Miyoshi CC (West)
1966 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Mitsutaka Kono 2713 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Shigeru Uchida Sobu CC
1965 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Mitsutaka Kono 2736 strokes Flag of the Republic of China.svg Chen Ching-Po
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yoshimasa Fujii
Kawagoe CC
1964 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tadashi Kitta 2812 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tomoo Ishii Hirakata CC
1963 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tadashi Kitta 2853 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tomoo Ishii Ryugasaki CC
1962 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Torakichi Nakamura 2854 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Takashi Kitamoto
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Teruo Sugihara
Yokkaichi CC
1961 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yoshiro Hayashi 2862 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yoshimasa Fujii Koga GC
1960 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Ryohei Tanaami 1 hole Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Kenji Hosoishi Oarai GC
1959 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Torakichi Nakamura 5 and 4 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Koichi Ono Ibaraki CC
1958 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Torakichi Nakamura 3 and 2 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Koshio Kurihara Naruo GC (Inagawa)
1957 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Torakichi Nakamura 2 holes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Koshio Kurihara Hodogaya CC
1956 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yoshiro Hayashi 7 and 6 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tsunekichi Arai Nagoya GC
1955 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Koichi Ono 1 hole Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yoshiro Hayashi Sagami CC
1954 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Shigeru Ishii 7 and 5 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Koichi Ono Hirono GC
1953 Flag of the Republic of China.svg Chin Sei-Sui 2 and 1 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yoshiro Hayashi Abiko GC
1952 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Seiji Inoue 5 and 3 Flag of the Republic of China.svg Chin Sei-Sui Sagami CC
1951 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tetsuo Ishii 3 and 1 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Torakichi Nakamura Hirono GC
1950 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yoshiro Hayashi 9 and 7 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Koichi Ono Abiko GC
1949 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yoshiro Hayashi 2932 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Son Shi Kin Abiko GC
1943–48No tournament due to World War II
1942 Flag of the Republic of China.svg Chin Sei-Sui 7 and 6 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tokuharu Nobu Koganei CC
1941No tournament
1940 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Toichiro Toda 6 and 5 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Taketo Fujii Fukuoka Ōho CC
1939 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Toichiro Toda 3 and 2 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tomekichi Miyamoto Kawana Hotel (Fuji)
1938 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Toichiro Toda 7 and 5 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Seiji Inoue Takarazuka GC
1937 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Iwaichi Uekata 1 hole Flag of the Republic of China.svg Chin Sei-Sui Takanodai CC
1936 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tomekichi Miyamoto 4 and 3 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Jiro Morioka Nagoya GC
1935 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Toichiro Toda 7 and 5 Flag of the Republic of China.svg Chin Sei-Sui Sagami CC
1934 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tomekichi Miyamoto 3 and 1 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Osamu Ishii Hirono GC
1933 Flag of the Philippines (1919-1936).svg Larry Montes 6 and 5 Flag of the Republic of China.svg Rin Man-Puku Fujisawa GC
1932 Flag of the Philippines (1919-1936).svg Larry Montes 4 and 3 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Jiro Morioka Naruo GC (Inagawa)
1931 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Rokuzo Asami 6 and 5 Flag of the Republic of China.svg Chin Sei-Sui Musashino GC (Fujigaya)
1930 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Akira Muraki 30419 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masakichi Koshimichi
Flag of the Republic of China.svg Chin Sei-Sui
Takarazuka GC
1929 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tomekichi Miyamoto 30111 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Kokichi Yasuda Mutsumi GC
1928 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Rokuzo Asami 1561 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tomekichi Miyamoto [lower-alpha 1] Naruo GC
1927 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Kazuichi Nakagami 153Playoff Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tomekichi Miyamoto Ibaraki CC
1926 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tomekichi Miyamoto 161Playoff Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Kakuji Fukui Ibaraki CC
  1. Miyamoto defeated Kokichi Yasuda in a playoff for second place.

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