Kaname Yokoo

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Kaname Yokoo
Personal information
Born (1972-07-24) 24 July 1972 (age 48)
Tokyo, Japan
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb; 11.8 st)
NationalityFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
College Nihon University
Turned professional1995
Current tour(s) Japan Golf Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins6
Highest ranking 95 (3 September 2000) [1]
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour5
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
PGA Championship DNP
U.S. Open T57: 1999
The Open Championship DNP

Kaname Yokoo (Japanese : 横尾要, born 24 July 1972) is a Japanese professional golfer.


Yokoo was born in Tokyo. He plays mainly on the Japan Golf Tour and has five wins there. After he won the Japan PGA Match-Play Championship in 2000 he reached his highest world ranking of #95. [2]

Yokozuna’s played full-time on the PGA Tour from 2001 to 2003 with his best finish a T-2 at the 2002 Phoenix Open. He recorded four other top-10 finishes on tour. [3]

He finished runner-up at the 2005 Dunlop Phoenix Tournament, losing to Tiger Woods in a playoff.

Professional wins (6)

Japan Golf Tour wins (5)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
18 Nov 1998 Acom International 46 pts (10-14-5-17=46)3 points Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Katsumasa Miyamoto
210 Oct 1999 Tokai Classic −14 (66-67-72-69=274)1 stroke Flag of Fiji.svg Vijay Singh
33 Sep 2000 Japan PGA Match-Play
Championship Promise Cup
2 & 1 Flag of Japan.svg Toru Taniguchi
424 Nov 2002 Dunlop Phoenix Tournament −15 (66-65-69-69=269)1 stroke Flag of Spain.svg Sergio García
528 May 2006 Mitsubishi Diamond Cup Golf −9 (71-70-68-66=275)2 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Nozomi Kawahara, Flag of Japan.svg Toru Suzuki

Japan Golf Tour playoff record (0–1)

1 2005 Dunlop Phoenix Tournament Flag of the United States.svg Tiger Woods Lost to birdie on fourth extra hole

Other wins (1)

Results in major championships


Note: Yokoo only played in the U.S. Open.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Results in The Players Championship

The Players Championship CUT

CUT = missed the halfway cut

Results in World Golf Championships

Match Play
Invitational T58
  Did not play

"T" = Tied

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  1. "Week 35 2000 Ending 2 Sep 2000" (pdf). OWGR . Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  2. "Official World Golf Ranking – Kaname Yokoo – 2000". Official World Golf Ranking.
  3. "Kaname Yokoo – Profile". PGA Tour. Retrieved 8 September 2019.