Japan Open Golf Championship

The Japan Open Golf Championship (日本オープンゴルフ選手権競技, Nihon ōpun gorufu senshu kenkyōgi) is Japan's national open golf championship. As of 2016, it is one of the three richest tournaments on the Japan Golf Tour, with a prize fund of ¥200 million. It is also the tour's designated "Premier event" for the purposes of the Official World Golf Ranking, with a minimum winner's points allocation of 32 points. The winner also receives an invitation to the next year's Open Championship.

Japan Open
Tournament information
LocationVaries – Fukuoka in 2019
Established1927
Course(s)Varies – Koga Golf Club in 2019
Organized byJGA
Tour(s)Japan Golf Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fund¥210,000,000
Month playedOctober
Current champion
United States Chan Kim
Koga GC is located in Japan
Koga GC
Koga GC
Location in Japan

WinnersEdit

Year Champion Country Venue Location Score Winner's
share (¥)
2019 Chan Kim   United States Koga Golf Club Koga, Fukuoka 285 (+1) 42,000,000
2018 Yuki Inamori   Japan Yokohama Country Club, West Course Yokohama, Kanagawa 270 (−14) 40,000,000
2017 Yuta Ikeda (2)   Japan Gifuseki Country Club Seki, Gifu 272 (−8) 40,000,000
2016 Hideki Matsuyama   Japan Sayama Golf Club Iruma, Saitama 275 (−5) 40,000,000
2015 Satoshi Kodaira   Japan Rokko Kokusai Golf Club, East Course Kobe, Hyōgo 275 (−13) 40,000,000
2014 Yuta Ikeda   Japan Chiba Country Club, Umesato Course Noda, Chiba 270 (−10) 40,000,000
2013 Masanori Kobayashi   Japan Ibaraki Golf Club, East Course Tsukubamirai, Ibaraki 274 (−10) 40,000,000
2012 Kenichi Kuboya   Japan Naha Golf Club Yaese, Okinawa 292 (+8) 40,000,000
2011 Bae Sang-moon   South Korea Takanodai Country Club Chiba, Chiba 282 (−2) 40,000,000
2010 Kim Kyung-tae   South Korea Aichi Country Club Nagoya, Aichi 271 (−13) 40,000,000
2009 Ryuichi Oda   Japan Musashi Country Club, Toyooka Course Iruma, Saitama 282 (−6) 40,000,000
2008 Shingo Katayama (2)   Japan Koga Golf Club Koga, Fukuoka 283 (−1) 40,000,000
2007 Toru Taniguchi (2)   Japan Sagamihara Golf Club, East Course Sagamihara, Kanagawa 283 (−5) 40,000,000
2006 Paul Sheehan   Australia Kasumigaseki Country Club, West Course Kawagoe, Saitama 277 (−7) 40,000,000
2005 Shingo Katayama   Japan Hirono Golf Club Kobe, Hyōgo 282 (−2) 24,000,000
2004 Toru Taniguchi   Japan Katayamazu Golf Club, Hakusan Course Kaga, Ishikawa 285 (−3) 24,000,000
2003 Keiichiro Fukabori   Japan Nikko Country Club Nikkō, Tochigi 276 (−8) 24,000,000
2002 David Smail   New Zealand Shimonoseki Golf Club Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi 271 (−9) 24,000,000
2001 Taichi Teshima   Japan Tokyo Golf Club Sayama, Saitama 277 (−7) 24,000,000
2000 Naomichi Ozaki (2)   Japan Takanodai Country Club Chiba, Chiba 281 (−3) 24,000,000
1999 Naomichi Ozaki   Japan Otaru Country Club Otaru, Hokkaido 298 (+10) 24,000,000
1998 Hidemichi Tanaka   Japan Oarai Golf Club Ōarai, Ibaraki 283 (−5) 24,000,000
1997 Craig Parry   Australia Koga Golf Club Koga, Fukuoka 286 (+2) 24,000,000
1996 Peter Teravainen   United States Ibaraki Country Club, West Course Tsukubamirai, Ibaraki 282 (−2) 24,000,000
1995 Toshimitsu Izawa   Japan Kasumigaseki Country Club, East Course Kawagoe, Saitama 277 (−7) 16,200,000
1994 Masashi Ozaki (5)   Japan Yokkaichi Country Club Mie Prefecture 270 (−18) 18,000,000
1993 Seiki Okuda   Japan Biwako Country Club Shiga Prefecture 281 (−3) 18,000,000
1992 Masashi Ozaki (4)   Japan Ryugasaki Country Club Ibaraki Prefecture 277 (−11) 18,000,000
1991 Tsuneyuki Nakajima (4)   Japan Shimonoseki Golf Club Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi 290 (+2) 18,000,000
1990 Tsuneyuki Nakajima (3)   Japan Otaru Country Club Otaru, Hokkaido 281 (−7) 18,000,000
1989 Masashi Ozaki (3)   Japan Nagoya Golf Club, Wago Course Tōgō, Aichi 274 (−6) 10,000,000
1988 Masashi Ozaki (2)   Japan Tokyo Golf Club Sayama, Saitama 288 (+4) 10,000,000
1987 Isao Aoki (2)   Japan Arima Royal GC Kobe, Hyōgo 279 (−9) 10,000,000
1986 Tsuneyuki Nakajima (2)   Japan Totsuka Country Club, West Course Yokohama, Kanagawa 284 (−4) 10,000,000
1985 Tsuneyuki Nakajima   Japan Higashinagoya Country Club Toyota, Aichi 285 (−3) 10,000,000
1984 Koichi Uehara   Japan Ranzan Country Club Ranzan, Saitama 283 (−5) 10,000,000
1983 Isao Aoki   Japan Rokko Kokusai Golf Club Kobe, Hyōgo 281 (−7) 8,000,000
1982 Akira Yabe   Japan Musashi Country Club, Toyooka Course Iruma, Saitama 277 (−7) 8,000,000
1981 Yutaka Hagawa   Japan Nihon Line Golf Club Kani, Gifu 280 (E) 8,000,000
1980 Shoji Kikuchi   Japan Sagamihara Golf Club, East Course Sagamihara, Kanagawa 296 (E) 8,000,000
1979 Kuo Chie-Hsiung   Taiwan Hino Golf Club Gamō, Shiga 285 (−3) 8,000,000
1978 Seve Ballesteros (2)   Spain Yokohama Country Club, West Course Yokohama, Kanagawa 281 (−7) 10,000,000
1977 Seve Ballesteros   Spain Narashino Country Club Katori, Chiba 284 (E) 10,000,000
1976 Kosaku Shimada   Japan Central Golf Club, East Course Namegata, Ibaraki 288 (−4) 10,000,000
1975 Takashi Murakami   Japan Kasugai Country Club, East Course Kasugai, Aichi 278 (−10) 8,000,000
1974 Masashi Ozaki   Japan Central Golf Club, East Course Namegata, Ibaraki 279 (−13) 6,000,000
1973 Ben Arda   Philippines Ibaraki Country Club, West Course Tsukubamirai, Ibaraki 278 (−10) 4,500,000
1972 Han Chang-sang   South Korea Otone Country Club, East Course Bando, Ibaraki ??? ???

Future sitesEdit

Year Course Location Dates Times hosted
2020 Murasaki Country Club, Sumire Course Noda, Chiba Oct TBA Never

Source:[2]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Son Shi-Kin changed his name to Koichi Ono in 1954 or 1955.
  2. ^ "JGA 日本ゴルフ協会 【2014年度(第79回)日本オープンゴルフ選手権競技】今後の開催コース" (in Japanese). Japan Golf Association. Retrieved October 5, 2014.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 33°43′32″N 130°27′21″E / 33.7255°N 130.4557°E / 33.7255; 130.4557