Yoshinori Fujimoto

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Yoshinori Fujimoto
Personal information
Born (1989-10-25) 25 October 1989 (age 31)
Nara Prefecture, Japan
Height1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb; 10.7 st)
NationalityFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
Career
Turned professional2012
Current tour(s) Japan Golf Tour
Professional wins2
Highest ranking 92 (10 January 2016) [1]
(as of 10 January 2021)
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
PGA Championship DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T54: 2012

Yoshinori Fujimoto (born 25 October 1989) is a Japanese professional golfer.

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As an amateur, Fujimoto won the individual silver medal at the 2011 Summer Universiade and led the Japan team to the gold medal.

Fujimoto turned professional in 2012 and joined the Japan Golf Tour. He won his first title in June 2012 at the Japan Golf Tour Championship Citibank Cup Shishido Hills, which qualified him for the 2012 Open Championship. [2] Yoshinori was also named the 2012 Rookie of the Year. He won again the next season at the 2013 Toshin Golf Tournament.[ citation needed ]

Fujimoto was sponsored by ISPS for several years, but is now sponsored by Honma Golf. [3]

In January 2019, Fujimoto qualified for the 2019 Open Championship with a runner-up finish at the SMBC Singapore Open. [4] It was his second career appearance at the Open.[ citation needed ]

Professional wins (2)

Japan Golf Tour wins (2)

Legend
Tour Championships (1)
Japan majors (1)
Other Japan Golf Tour (1)
No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner-up
13 Jun 2012 Japan Golf Tour Championship
Citibank Cup Shishido Hills
−13 (68-68-67-68=271)2 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Masamichi Uehira
213 Oct 2013 Toshin Golf Tournament −24 (63-64-70-67=264)4 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Koumei Oda

Japan Golf Tour playoff record (0–1)

No.YearTournamentOpponentResult
1 2018 Japan PGA Championship Flag of Japan.svg Toru Taniguchi Lost to birdie on first extra hole

Results in major championships

Tournament2012201320142015201620172018
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship T54
PGA Championship
Tournament2019
Masters Tournament
PGA Championship
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUT
  Did not play

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

Results in World Golf Championships

Tournament2012
Match Play
Championship
Invitational T60
Champions
  Did not play

"T" = Tied

Team appearances

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References

  1. "Week 2 2016 Ending 10 Jan 2016" (pdf). OWGR . Retrieved 29 October 2019.
  2. "2012 Japan Golf Tour Championship". 3 June 2012. Archived from the original on 1 July 2015. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
  3. "Yoshinori Fujimoto Profile at Team Honma". honmagolf.co.jp. 20 January 2019.
  4. "Four qualify for The 148th Open at the SMBC Singapore Open". theopen.com. 20 January 2019.