2016 Japan Golf Tour

The 2016 Japan Golf Tour season was played from 28 January to 4 December. The season consisted of 26 official money events, mostly in Japan, as well as the four majors. One event was played in Singapore, and one in Myanmar, both co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour.

ScheduleEdit

The table below shows the 2016 schedule. The number in brackets after each winner's name is the number of Japan Golf Tour events he had won up to and including that tournament. This information is only shown for Japan Golf Tour members (does not include the four major golf championships).

Date Tournament Location Prize fund
(¥)
Winner OWGR
pts
Notes
1 Feb [nb 1] SMBC Singapore Open Singapore 120,000,000   Song Young-han (1) 28 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
7 Feb Leopalace21 Myanmar Open Myanmar 90,000,000   Shaun Norris (1) 15 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
17 Apr Token Homemate Cup Mie 130,000,000   Kim Kyung-tae (11) 16
24 Apr Panasonic Open Chiba 150,000,000   Yuta Ikeda (14) 16 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
1 May The Crowns Aichi 120,000,000   Kim Kyung-tae (12) 16
22 May Kansai Open Golf Championship Wakayama 70,000,000   Cho Byung-min (1) 16
29 May Gateway to the Open Mizuno Open Okayama 100,000,000   Kim Kyung-tae (13) 16
5 Jun Japan Golf Tour Championship Mori Building Cup Shishido Hills Ibaraki 150,000,000   Yosuke Tsukada (1) 16
26 Jun ISPS Handa Global Cup Ishikawa 100,000,000   Park Jun-won (1) 20
3 Jul Shigeo Nagashima Invitational Sega Sammy Cup Hokkaidō 150,000,000   Hideto Tanihara (12) 16
10 Jul Japan PGA Championship Nissin Cupnoodles Cup Hokkaidō 150,000,000   Hideto Tanihara (13) 16
24 Jul Dunlop Srixon Fukushima Open Fukushima 50,000,000   Ryuko Tokimatsu (1) 16
28 Aug RIZAP KBC Augusta Fukuoka 100,000,000   Ryo Ishikawa (14) 16
4 Sep Fujisankei Classic Yamanashi 110,000,000   Cho Min-gyu (2) 16
18 Sep ANA Open Hokkaidō 110,000,000   Brendan Jones (14) 16
25 Sep Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup Golf Osaka 150,000,000   Chan Shih-chang (n/a) 15 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
2 Oct Top Cup Tokai Classic Aichi 110,000,000   Daisuke Kataoka (2) 16
9 Oct Honma TourWorld Cup at Trophia Golf Ibaraki 100,000,000   Yuta Ikeda (15) 16 Playoff concluded on Monday
16 Oct Japan Open Golf Championship Saitama 200,000,000   Hideki Matsuyama (7) 32
23 Oct Bridgestone Open Chiba 150,000,000   Satoshi Kodaira (4) 18
30 Oct Mynavi ABC Championship Hyōgo 150,000,000   Shingo Katayama (30) 16
6 Nov Heiwa PGM Championship Chiba 200,000,000   Hideto Tanihara (14) 16
13 Nov Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters Shizuoka 200,000,000   Hideki Matsuyama (8) 23
20 Nov Dunlop Phoenix Miyazaki 200,000,000   Brooks Koepka (n/a) 26
27 Nov Casio World Open Kōchi 200,000,000   Yuta Ikeda (16) 16 Shortened to 54 holes
4 Dec Golf Nippon Series JT Cup Tokyo 130,000,000   Park Sang-hyun (1) 18

Source:[1]

LeadersEdit

Money list leaders

Position Player Prize money (¥)
1   Yuta Ikeda 207,901,567
2   Hideto Tanihara 171,902,867
3   Kim Kyung-tae 113,714,688
4   Song Young-han 91,562,130
5   Daisuke Kataoka 86,019,113

Source:[2]

Scoring average leaders

Position Player Scoring average
1   Yuta Ikeda 69.62
2   Hideto Tanihara 69.67
3   Kim Kyung-tae 70.05
4   Song Young-han 70.21
5   Brad Kennedy 70.43

Source:[3]

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Final round delayed to Monday due to bad weather and lightning.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 Tour Tournaments". JGTO.
  2. ^ "2016 Prize Money List". JGTO.
  3. ^ "2016 Scoring Average". JGTO.

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