Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters

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Mitsui Sumitomo Visa
Taiheiyo Masters
Tournament information
Location Gotemba, Shizuoka Japan
Established1972
Course(s)Taiheiyo Club, Gotemba Course
Par70
Length7,262 yards (6,640 m)
Tour(s) Japan Golf Tour
Format Stroke play
Prize fund ¥200 million
Month playedNovember
Tournament record score
Aggregate265 Hideki Matsuyama (2016)
To par−23 as above
Current champion
Flag of Japan.svg Jinichiro Kozuma
Location Map
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Taiheiyo Club
Location in Japan
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Taiheiyo Club
Taiheiyo Club (Shizuoka Prefecture)

The Taiheiyo Masters, titled since 2001 as the Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters (三井住友Visa太平洋マスターズ, Mitsui sumitomo biza taiheiyō masutāzu) for sponsorship reasons, is a professional golf tournament on the Japan Golf Tour. Founded in 1972, it was promoted as the Pacific Masters and for a few years was the richest golf tournament in the world with a prize fund of US$300,000. [1] It remains one of the richest tournaments in Japan, attracting some of the leading international golfers.

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The tournament was played at Sobu Country Club near Inzai, Chiba until 1976. Since 1977 it has been contested on Taiheiyo Club's Gotemba Course near Gotemba, Shizuoka. Its title sponsors are Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Visa. Previous names include Taiheiyo Club Masters, Toshiba Taiheiyo Masters, Visa Taiheiyo Club Masters, and Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters.

The inaugural tournament went into a playoff between America's Gay Brewer and Australia's David Graham. It was a three-hole aggregate playoff, the first ever instituted in a golf tournament. Before that, playoffs were either decided in a full round or sudden death. Brewer won the event. [2]

Tournament hosts

YearsVenueLocation
1977–presentTaiheiyo Club, Gotemba Course Gotemba, Shizuoka
1972–1976Sobu Country Club Inzai, Chiba

Winners

YearWinner [3] [4] ScoreTo parMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters
2020 Flag of Japan.svg Jinichiro Kozuma 272−81 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Ryosuke Kinoshita
2019 Flag of Japan.svg Takumi Kanaya (a)267−131 stroke Flag of South Africa.svg Shaun Norris
2018 Flag of Japan.svg Tatsunori Nukaga 201−92 strokes Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Seung-hyuk
2017 Flag of Japan.svg Satoshi Kodaira 270−183 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Yūsaku Miyazato
2016 Flag of Japan.svg Hideki Matsuyama (2)265 [lower-alpha 1] −23 [lower-alpha 1] 7 strokes Flag of South Korea.svg Song Young-han
2015 Flag of Japan.svg Shingo Katayama (2)202 [lower-alpha 2] −141 stroke Flag of Thailand.svg Thanyakon Khrongpha
2014 Flag of the United States.svg David Oh 276−121 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Toshinori Muto
2013 Flag of Japan.svg Hideto Tanihara 275−131 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Ryo Ishikawa
Flag of Japan.svg Masahiro Kawamura
Flag of Japan.svg Tomohiro Kondo
2012 Flag of Japan.svg Ryo Ishikawa (2)273−151 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Michio Matsumura
2011 Flag of Japan.svg Hideki Matsuyama (a)203 [lower-alpha 2] −132 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Toru Taniguchi
2010 Flag of Japan.svg Ryo Ishikawa 274−142 strokes Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brendan Jones
2009 Flag of Japan.svg Yasuharu Imano 275–132 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Kenichi Kuboya
Flag of the United States.svg Han Lee
2008 Flag of Japan.svg Shingo Katayama 272−16Playoff Flag of Japan.svg Yasuharu Imano
2007 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brendan Jones 274−141 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Toru Taniguchi
2006 Flag of Japan.svg Tsuneyuki Nakajima 275−131 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Toru Taniguchi
2005 Ulster Banner.svg Darren Clarke (2)270−182 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Mitsuhiro Tateyama
2004 Ulster Banner.svg Darren Clarke 266−226 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Nozomi Kawahara
Flag of England.svg Lee Westwood
2003 Flag of Japan.svg Kiyoshi Murota 272−166 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Ben Curtis
Flag of Japan.svg Hiroyuki Fujita
Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Jong-duck
2002 Flag of Japan.svg Tsuneyuki Nakajima 272−161 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Hidemichi Tanaka
2001 Flag of Japan.svg Toshimitsu Izawa 270−182 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Yūsaku Miyazato (a)
Flag of Japan.svg Shigeru Nonaka
Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters
2000 Flag of Japan.svg Toshimitsu Izawa 274−141 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Keiichiro Fukabori
1999 Flag of Japan.svg Hirofumi Miyase 274−14Playoff Ulster Banner.svg Darren Clarke
Flag of Japan.svg Ryoken Kawagishi
1998 Flag of England.svg Lee Westwood (3)275−132 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki
1997 Flag of England.svg Lee Westwood (2)272−161 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Naomichi Ozaki
1996 Flag of England.svg Lee Westwood 206 [lower-alpha 2] −10Playoff Flag of Italy.svg Costantino Rocca
Flag of the United States.svg Jeff Sluman
1995 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Satoshi Higashi 274−144 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Shigeki Maruyama
1994 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki 270−185 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Bob Estes
1993 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Greg Norman 272−161 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yoshi Mizumaki
Visa Taiheiyo Club Masters
1992 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki 276−121 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masahiro Kuramoto
Flag of Germany.svg Bernhard Langer
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tsukasa Watanabe
1991 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Roger Mackay 272−162 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Yoshinori Kaneko
1990 Flag of Spain.svg José María Olazábal (2)270−185 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki
Flag of Germany.svg Bernhard Langer
1989 Flag of Spain.svg José María Olazábal 203 [lower-alpha 2] −133 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Isao Aoki
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Naomichi Ozaki
1988 Flag of Spain.svg Seve Ballesteros 281−73 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yasuhiro Funatogawa
1987 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Graham Marsh 276−121 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Tom Watson
1986 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Yasuhiro Funatogawa 274−142 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Larry Nelson
Taiheiyo Club Masters
1985 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Tsuneyuki Nakajima 280−8Playoff Flag of Australia (converted).svg David Graham
1984 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Shinsaku Maeda 275−131 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Kikuo Arai
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Naomichi Ozaki
1983No tournament
1982 Flag of the United States.svg Scott Hoch 278−103 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masahiro Kuramoto
Toshiba Taiheiyo Masters
1981 Flag of the United States.svg Danny Edwards 276−123 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Jerry Pate
Flag of the United States.svg Tom Watson
1980 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Norio Suzuki (2)282−6Playoff Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki
Taiheiyo Club Masters
1979 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Norio Suzuki 280−82 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Rod Curl
Flag of the United States.svg Bill Rogers
Flag of the United States.svg Tom Watson
Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters
1978 Flag of the United States.svg Gil Morgan 273−113 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Jerry Pate
Taiheiyo Club Masters
1977 Flag of the United States.svg Bill Rogers 275−91 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Mike Morley
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Teruo Sugihara
1976 Flag of the United States.svg Jerry Pate 279−52 strokes Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Isao Aoki
1975 Flag of the United States.svg Gene Littler (2)278−61 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Lee Elder
Flag of the United States.svg Hubert Green
Flag of the United States.svg Allen Miller
Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki
1974 Flag of the United States.svg Gene Littler 279−55 strokes Flag of the United States.svg Bert Yancey
1973 Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Masashi Ozaki 278−6Playoff Flag of the United States.svg Bert Yancey
1972 Flag of the United States.svg Gay Brewer 276−8Playoff Flag of Australia (converted).svg David Graham
  1. 1 2 Scoring record.
  2. 1 2 3 4 Tournament contested over 54 holes.

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