2019 Japan Golf Tour

The 2019 Japan Golf Tour season was played from 17 January to 8 December. The season consisted of 25 official money events, mostly in Japan. Other than the four majors, which are played outside Japan, there was one event played in Singapore and one event in South Korea. The SMBC Singapore Open was co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour. The Shinhan Donghae Open was co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the Korean Tour. The Zozo Championship was co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour (part of the 2019–20 PGA Tour season), the first ever such co-sanctioning.[1]

ScheduleEdit

The table below shows the 2019 schedule. The number in parentheses 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
20 Jan SMBC Singapore Open Singapore 113,000,000   Jazz Janewattananond (n/a) 24 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
21 Apr Token Homemate Cup Mie 130,000,000   Brendan Jones (15) 16
5 May The Crowns Aichi 120,000,000   Katsumasa Miyamoto (12) 16
12 May Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup Golf Chiba 150,000,000   Yosuke Asaji (1) 15 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
26 May Kansai Open Golf Championship Nara 70,000,000   Tomoharu Otsuki (1) 16
2 Jun Gateway to the Open Mizuno Open Ibaraki 100,000,000   Yuta Ikeda (21) 16
9 Jun Japan Golf Tour Championship Mori Building Cup Shishido Hills Ibaraki 150,000,000   Mikumu Horikawa (1) 16 Tour Championship; Japan major
30 Jun Dunlop Srixon Fukushima Open Fukushima 50,000,000   Rikuya Hoshino (2) 16 Shortened to 54 holes
7 Jul Japan PGA Championship Kagoshima 150,000,000   Ryo Ishikawa (15) 16 Japan major
25 Aug Shigeo Nagashima Invitational Sega Sammy Cup Hokkaido 150,000,000   Ryo Ishikawa (16) 16
1 Sep RIZAP KBC Augusta Fukuoka 100,000,000   Kazuki Higa (1) 16
8 Sep Fujisankei Classic Yamanashi 110,000,000   Park Sang-hyun (2) 16
15 Sep ANA Open Hokkaido 110,000,000   Yosuke Asaji (2) 16
22 Sep Shinhan Donghae Open South Korea 114,240,000   Jbe' Kruger (n/a) 14 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
and Korean Tour
29 Sep Panasonic Open Hyōgo 150,000,000   Toshinori Muto (7) 15 Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour
6 Oct Tokai Classic Aichi 110,000,000   Shaun Norris (4) 16
13 Oct Bridgestone Open Chiba 150,000,000   Shugo Imahira (3) 16 Shortened to 36 holes due to Typhoon Hagibis[2]
20 Oct Japan Open Golf Championship Fukuoka 210,000,000   Chan Kim (4) 32 Flagship event; Japan major
28 Oct Zozo Championship Chiba 1,101,750,000
US$9,750,000
  Tiger Woods (n/a) 64 New tournament
Co-sanctioned with the PGA Tour
3 Nov Mynavi ABC Championship Hyōgo 150,000,000   Hwang Jung-gon (4) 16
10 Nov Heiwa PGM Championship Okinawa 200,000,000   Choi Ho-sung (3) 16
17 Nov Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters Shizuoka 200,000,000   Takumi Kanaya (a,1) 16
24 Nov Dunlop Phoenix Miyazaki 200,000,000   Shugo Imahira (4) 26
1 Dec Casio World Open Kōchi 200,000,000   Kim Kyung-tae (14) 19
8 Dec Golf Nippon Series JT Cup Tokyo 130,000,000   Ryo Ishikawa (17) 19 Japan major

Source:[3]

LeadersEdit

Money list leaders

Position Player Prize money (¥)
1   Shugo Imahira 168,049,312
2   Shaun Norris 145,044,149
3   Ryo Ishikawa 132,812,990
4   Chan Kim 95,880,318
5   Hwang Jung-gon 94,985,827

Source:[4]

Scoring average leaders

Position Player Scoring average
1   Shugo Imahira 69.73
2   Gunn Charoenkul 70.12
3   Hwang Jung-gon 70.39
4   Shaun Norris 70.44
5   Jazz Janewattananond 70.47

Source:[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "First annual, official Tour event in Japan The Zozo Championship will debut October 2019". PGA Tour. 20 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Griffin makes all the right putts to win Houston Open". Miami Herald. Associated Press. 13 October 2019.
  3. ^ "2019 Tour Tournaments". JGTO.
  4. ^ "2019 Prize Money List". JGTO.
  5. ^ "2019 Scoring Average". JGTO.

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