|Location||Gotemba, Shizuoka Japan|
|Course(s)||Taiheiyo Club, Gotemba Course|
|Length||7,262 yards (6,640 m)|
|Tour(s)||Japan Golf Tour|
|Prize fund||¥200 million|
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||265 Hideki Matsuyama (2016)|
|To par||−23 as above|
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. It remains one of the richest tournaments in Japan, attracting some of the leading international golfers.
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.
|1977–present||Taiheiyo Club, Gotemba Course||Gotemba, Shizuoka|
|1972–1976||Sobu Country Club||Inzai, Chiba|
|Year||Winner||Score||To par||Margin of|
|Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters|
|2020||Jinichiro Kozuma||272||−8||1 stroke||Ryosuke Kinoshita|
|2019||Takumi Kanaya (a)||267||−13||1 stroke||Shaun Norris|
|2018||Tatsunori Nukaga||201||−9||2 strokes||Kim Seung-hyuk|
|2017||Satoshi Kodaira||270||−18||3 strokes||Yūsaku Miyazato|
|2016||Hideki Matsuyama (2)||265||−23||7 strokes||Song Young-han|
|2015||Shingo Katayama (2)||202||−14||1 stroke||Thanyakon Khrongpha|
|2014||David Oh||276||−12||1 stroke||Toshinori Muto|
|2013||Hideto Tanihara||275||−13||1 stroke|| Ryo Ishikawa |
|2012||Ryo Ishikawa (2)||273||−15||1 stroke||Michio Matsumura|
|2011||Hideki Matsuyama (a)||203||−13||2 strokes||Toru Taniguchi|
|2010||Ryo Ishikawa||274||−14||2 strokes||Brendan Jones|
|2009||Yasuharu Imano||275||–13||2 strokes|| Kenichi Kuboya |
|2008||Shingo Katayama||272||−16||Playoff||Yasuharu Imano|
|2007||Brendan Jones||274||−14||1 stroke||Toru Taniguchi|
|2006||Tsuneyuki Nakajima||275||−13||1 stroke||Toru Taniguchi|
|2005||Darren Clarke (2)||270||−18||2 strokes||Mitsuhiro Tateyama|
|2004||Darren Clarke||266||−22||6 strokes|| Nozomi Kawahara |
|2003||Kiyoshi Murota||272||−16||6 strokes|| Ben Curtis |
|2002||Tsuneyuki Nakajima||272||−16||1 stroke||Hidemichi Tanaka|
|2001||Toshimitsu Izawa||270||−18||2 strokes|| Yūsaku Miyazato (a)|
|Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters|
|2000||Toshimitsu Izawa||274||−14||1 stroke||Keiichiro Fukabori|
|1999||Hirofumi Miyase||274||−14||Playoff|| Darren Clarke |
|1998||Lee Westwood (3)||275||−13||2 strokes||Masashi Ozaki|
|1997||Lee Westwood (2)||272||−16||1 stroke|| Masashi Ozaki |
|1996||Lee Westwood||206||−10||Playoff|| Costantino Rocca |
|1995||Satoshi Higashi||274||−14||4 strokes||Shigeki Maruyama|
|1994||Masashi Ozaki||270||−18||5 strokes||Bob Estes|
|1993||Greg Norman||272||−16||1 stroke||Yoshi Mizumaki|
|Visa Taiheiyo Club Masters|
|1992||Masashi Ozaki||276||−12||1 stroke|| Masahiro Kuramoto |
|1991||Roger Mackay||272||−16||2 strokes||Yoshinori Kaneko|
|1990||José María Olazábal (2)||270||−18||5 strokes|| Masashi Ozaki |
|1989||José María Olazábal||203||−13||3 strokes|| Isao Aoki |
|1988||Seve Ballesteros||281||−7||3 strokes||Yasuhiro Funatogawa|
|1987||Graham Marsh||276||−12||1 stroke||Tom Watson|
|1986||Yasuhiro Funatogawa||274||−14||2 strokes||Larry Nelson|
|Taiheiyo Club Masters|
|1985||Tsuneyuki Nakajima||280||−8||Playoff||David Graham|
|1984||Shinsaku Maeda||275||−13||1 stroke|| Kikuo Arai |
|1982||Scott Hoch||278||−10||3 strokes||Masahiro Kuramoto|
|Toshiba Taiheiyo Masters|
|1981||Danny Edwards||276||−12||3 strokes|| Jerry Pate |
|1980||Norio Suzuki (2)||282||−6||Playoff||Masashi Ozaki|
|Taiheiyo Club Masters|
|1979||Norio Suzuki||280||−8||2 strokes|| Rod Curl |
|Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters|
|1978||Gil Morgan||273||−11||3 strokes||Jerry Pate|
|Taiheiyo Club Masters|
|1977||Bill Rogers||275||−9||1 stroke|| Mike Morley |
|1976||Jerry Pate||279||−5||2 strokes||Isao Aoki|
|1975||Gene Littler (2)||278||−6||1 stroke|| Lee Elder |
|1974||Gene Littler||279||−5||5 strokes||Bert Yancey|
|1973||Masashi Ozaki||278||−6||Playoff||Bert Yancey|
|1972||Gay Brewer||276||−8||Playoff||David Graham|
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