Bridgestone Open

  (Redirected from Bridgestone Tournament)

The Bridgestone Open (ブリヂストンオープンゴルフトーナメント, Burijisuton ōpun gorufu tōnamento) is a golf tournament on the Japan Golf Tour. It was first played in 1972 at the Mitsukaido Golf Club. In 1973, the event moved to the Tokyo Yomiuri Country Club. Since 1974 it has held at the Sodegaura Country Club. From 1972 to 1984, the name of this competition was Bridgestone Tournament, because it was only for professional players. The tournament record is 265 (−23), set by Yuta Ikeda in 2010. The 2018 total purse was ¥150,000,000 with ¥30,000,000 going to the winner.

Bridgestone Open
LocationChiba, Chiba
Established1972
Course(s)Sodegaura Country Club, Sodegaura Course
Par71
Length7,119 yards (6,510 m)
Tour(s)Japan Golf Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fund¥150 million
Month playedOctober
Aggregate265 Yuta Ikeda (2010)
To par−23 Yuta Ikeda (2010)
Japan Shugo Imahira

The winner gets an invite to the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational.[1]

WinnersEdit

Year Player Country
2019 Shugo Imahira (2)   Japan
2018 Shugo Imahira   Japan
2017 Ryuko Tokimatsu   Japan
2016 Satoshi Kodaira   Japan
2015 Michio Matsumura   Japan
2014 Koumei Oda   Japan
2013 Daisuke Maruyama   Japan
2012 Toru Taniguchi (3)   Japan
2011 Toru Taniguchi (2)   Japan
2010 Yuta Ikeda (2)   Japan
2009 Yuta Ikeda   Japan
2008 Azuma Yano   Japan
2007 Shingo Katayama   Japan
2006 Taichi Teshima   Japan
2005 David Smail   New Zealand
2004 Toru Taniguchi   Japan
2003 Naomichi Ozaki   Japan
2002 Scott Laycock   Australia
2001 Toshimitsu Izawa   Japan
2000 Nobuhito Sato (2)   Japan
1999 Shigeki Maruyama (3)   Japan
1998 Nobuhito Sato   Japan
1997 Masashi Ozaki (2)   Japan
1996 Shigeki Maruyama (2)   Japan
1995 Shigeki Maruyama   Japan
1994 Brian Watts   Canada
1993 Ikuo Shirahama   Japan
1992 Masahiro Kuramoto (3)   Japan
1991 Isao Aoki   Japan
1990 Saburo Fujiki   Japan
1989 Roger Mackay   Australia
1988 Masashi Ozaki   Japan
1987 David Ishii   Japan
1986 Tateo Ozaki   Japan
1985 Masahiro Kuramoto (2)   Japan
1984 Masahiro Kuramoto   Japan
1983 Eitaro Deguchi   Japan
1982 Hsieh Min-Nan (2)   Taiwan
1981 Hale Irwin   United States
1980 Bob Gilder   United States
1979 Lanny Wadkins   United States
1978 Hiroshi Ishii (2)   Japan
1977 Fujio Kobayashi   Japan
1976 Takashi Murakami   Japan
1975 Yoshitaka Yamamoto   Japan
1974 Graham Marsh   Australia
1973 Hiroshi Ishii   Japan
1972 Hsieh Min-Nan   Taiwan

Tournament was shortened to 36 holes because of Category 5 tropical cyclone Typhoon Hagibis.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit