Katsuyoshi Tomori

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Katsuyoshi Tomori
Personal information
Born (1954-10-25) 25 October 1954 (age 66)
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Height1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight73 kg (161 lb; 11.5 st)
NationalityFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
Turned professional1982
Current tour(s) European Seniors Tour
Japan PGA Senior Tour
Former tour(s) Japan Golf Tour
European Tour
Professional wins11
Highest ranking 93 (5 May 1996) [1]
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour7
European Senior Tour1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
PGA Championship DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T24: 1995

Katsuyoshi Tomori (友利勝良, Tomori Katsuyoshi, born 25 October 1954) is a Japanese professional golfer.


Tomori was born in Okinawa Prefecture. He turned professional in 1982. His seven tournament wins on the Japan Golf Tour include the 1994 Mitsubishi Galant Tournament and the 1995 Japan PGA Match-Play Championship Promise Cup.

In 1996, Tomori became the first Japanese professional to enter the European Tour Qualifying School. He was successful and played in Europe for three seasons, making the top 80 on the Order of Merit each time, with a best Order of Merit placing of 47th in 1998. After the 2000 season, he returned to the Japan Golf Tour.

Tomori now plays in senior tournaments and in 2006 he became the fourth Japanese golfer to win a tournament on the European Seniors Tour when he won the Scandinavian Senior Open. [2]

Professional wins (11)

Japan Golf Tour wins (7)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
16 Sep 1987 Kyusyu Open E (70-73-75-70=288)1 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Kosei Sakai
24 Sep 1988 Kyusyu Open (2)−5 (71-70-70-72=283)3 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Kiyotaka Oie (a)
330 Jul 1989 NST Niigata Open E (71-70-76-71=288)1 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tomohiro Maruyama
42 Sep 1990 Kyusyu Open (3)−11 (69-69-67-72=277)6 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Keiji Teshima, Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Kinpachi Yoshimura
529 May 1994 Mitsubishi Galant Tournament −11 (69-66-70=205)*6 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tsuneyuki Nakajima
63 Sep 1995 Japan PGA Match-Play Championship Promise Cup 2 & 1 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Shigeki Maruyama
78 Jun 2003 JCB Classic Sendai −20 (64-68-64-68=264)2 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Yūsaku Miyazato

*Note: The 1994 Mitsubishi Galant Tournament was shortened to 54 holes due to rain.

Japan Golf Tour playoff record (0–3)

11989 Kyusyu Open Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Shinji Kuraoka
2 2001 Sun Chlorella Classic Flag of Japan.svg Hiroyuki Fujita Lost to birdie on first extra hole
3 2006 Japan PGA Championship Flag of Japan.svg Tomohiro Kondo Lost to par on first extra hole

Other wins (1)

European Senior Tour wins (1)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
119 Aug 2006 Scandinavian Senior Open −14 (66-67-66=199)2 strokes Flag of Ireland.svg Eamonn Darcy, Flag of Spain.svg José Rivero

Japan PGA Senior Tour wins (2)

Results in major championships

The Open Championship CUTT51T24T44T49CUT69

Note: Tomori only played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

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

Team appearances

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  1. "Week 18 1996 Ending 5 May 1996" (pdf). OWGR . Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  2. Tomori Takes Route 66 To Glory in Denmark Archived 2007-10-01 at the Wayback Machine , europeantour.com, 19 August 2006.