Yuta Ikeda

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Yuta Ikeda
Personal information
Born (1985-12-22) 22 December 1985 (age 35)
Chiba Prefecture, Japan
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight76 kg (168 lb; 12.0 st)
NationalityFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
Career
College Tohoku Fukushi University
Turned professional2008
Current tour(s) Japan Golf Tour
Professional wins22
Highest ranking 33 (29 November 2009) [1]
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour21 (8th all time)
Asian Tour2
Other1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament 29th: 2010
PGA Championship T33: 2016
U.S. Open T58: 2010
The Open Championship T38: 2011
Achievements and awards
Japan Golf Tour
leading money winner
2016

Yuta Ikeda (Japanese : 池田勇太; born 22 December 1985) is a Japanese professional golfer.

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Professional career

Ikeda has played on the Japan Golf Tour since 2008. Since his maiden victory in 2009, he has won a minimum of one tournament per season through 2017 and has a total of 21 victories.

Ikeda has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking twice. In late 2009 he reached a high of 33rd. In late 2016/early 2017 he was again 33rd in the rankings.

Amateur wins

Professional wins (22)

Japan Golf Tour wins (21)

Legend
Japan Opens (2)
Japan majors (3)
Other Japan Golf Tour (18)
No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
114 Jun 2009 Japan PGA Championship −14 (65-67-69-65=266)7 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Mitsuhiro Tateyama
230 Aug 2009 Vana H Cup KBC Augusta −21 (69-66-69-63=267)Playoff Flag of Japan.svg Yasuharu Imano
311 Oct 2009 Canon Open −16 (64-72-64=200)*4 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Tomohiro Kondo, Flag of the United States.svg Han Lee
425 Oct 2009 Bridgestone Open −16 (67-67-71-65=270)2 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Kenichi Kuboya
519 Jul 2010 Toshin Golf Tournament in LakeWood −17 (68-66-64-73=271)3 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Shunsuke Sonoda
622 Sep 2010 ANA Open −14 (70-71-66-67=274)1 stroke Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Do-hoon, Flag of the United States.svg Jay Choi
724 Oct 2010 Bridgestone Open (2)−23 (67-71-65-62=265)3 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Michio Matsumura
821 Nov 2010 Dunlop Phoenix Tournament −15 (67-66-70-66=269)2 strokes Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Kyung-tae
931 Jul 2011 Sun Chlorella Classic −14 (66-72-64-72=274)1 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Tetsuji Hiratsuka
107 Oct 2012 Canon Open (2)−17 (66-68-68-69=271)3 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Taichi Teshima
113 Nov 2013 Mynavi ABC Championship −15 (63-69-70-67=269)Playoff Flag of South Korea.svg Hur Suk-ho
1219 Oct 2014 Japan Open Golf Championship −10 (64-68-66-72=270)1 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Shingo Katayama, Flag of Japan.svg Satoshi Kodaira
1330 Aug 2015 RIZAP KBC Augusta (2)−20 (66-65-71-66=268)5 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Koumei Oda
1424 Apr 2016 Panasonic Open Golf Championship 1−13 (67-73-66-65=271)3 strokes Flag of Australia (converted).svg Marcus Fraser, Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Kyung-tae
159 Oct 2016 Honma TourWorld Cup at Trophia Golf −14 (68-67-69-66=270)Playoff Flag of South Korea.svg Song Young-han
1627 Nov 2016 Casio World Open −13 (72-64-67=203)*1 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Ryuji Masaoka
1727 Aug 2017 RIZAP KBC Augusta (3)−18 (69-67-67-67=270)3 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Kunihiro Kamii
1817 Sep 2017 ANA Open (2)−13 (70-69-65-71=275)Playoff Flag of Japan.svg Shugo Imahira, Flag of Japan.svg Ryuko Tokimatsu
1915 Oct 2017 Japan Open Golf Championship (2)−8 (67-66-67-72=272)1 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Takumi Kanaya (a)
2023 Sep 2018 Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup Golf 1−15 (69-66-66-68=269)6 strokes Flag of South Africa.svg Justin Harding
212 Jun 2019 Gateway to the Open Mizuno Open −7 (70-74-66-71=281)1 stroke Flag of the United States.svg Chan Kim

*Note: Tournament shortened to 54 holes due to weather.
1Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour

Japan Golf Tour playoff record (4–2)

No.YearTournamentOpponent(s)Result
1 2009 Vana H Cup KBC Augusta Flag of Japan.svg Yasuharu Imano Won with birdie on second extra hole
2 2012 Toshin Golf Tournament in Ryosen Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Wu Ashun Lost to birdie on fourth extra hole
3 2013 Mynavi ABC Championship Flag of South Korea.svg Hur Suk-ho Won with par on first extra hole
4 2016 Honma TourWorld Cup at Trophia Golf Flag of South Korea.svg Song Young-han Won with birdie on first extra hole
52016 Heiwa PGM Championship Flag of Japan.svg Hideto Tanihara Lost to birdie on first extra hole
6 2017 ANA Open Flag of Japan.svg Shugo Imahira, Flag of Japan.svg Ryuko Tokimatsu Won with birdie on first extra hole

Japan Challenge Tour wins (1)

No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runners-up
110 Jul 2008Everlife Cup Challenge−9 (65-68=133)3 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Norihiko Furusho, Flag of Japan.svg Taigen Tsumagari

Results in major championships

Tournament2009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Masters Tournament 29CUTCUTCUT
U.S. Open T58CUTCUT
The Open Championship CUTCUTT38CUTT72CUTT51
PGA Championship CUTT45T33CUTT65
Tournament2019
Masters Tournament
PGA Championship
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUT
  Did not play

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

Summary

TournamentWins2nd3rdTop-5Top-10Top-25EventsCuts made
Masters Tournament 00000041
PGA Championship 00000053
U.S. Open 00000031
The Open Championship 00000083
Totals000000208

Results in World Golf Championships

Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.

Tournament2009201020112012201320142015201620172018
Championship T22T55T61T46
Match Play R64R64T51T29
Invitational T6975
Champions T51T30T29T72T64
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied

Team appearances

Amateur

Professional

See also

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References

  1. "Week 48 2009 Ending 29 Nov 2009" (pdf). OWGR . Retrieved 5 October 2019.