Kuo Chie-Hsiung

Kuo Chie-Hsiung (Chinese: 郭吉雄, born 25 May 1940) is a Taiwanese professional golfer.

Kuo Chie-Hsiung
Personal information
Born (1940-05-25) 25 May 1940 (age 80)
Taiwan
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight70 kg (150 lb; 11 st)
Nationality Taiwan
Career
StatusProfessional
Current tour(s)Japan Golf Tour
Asia Golf Circuit
Professional wins30
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour4
Other26
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT40: 1972
Achievements and awards
Asia Golf Circuit
champion
1974

Kuo played on the Japan Golf Tour, winning four times including three tournaments in a five week span during 1979,[1] and the Asia Golf Circuit, winning nine tournaments. He was the 1974 Asia Golf Circuit champion after wins in the Indian and Taiwan opens,[2] and narrowly missed out of defending the championship the following year when topped the money list but finished half a point behind Hsieh Min-Nan despite winning three tournaments during the season.[3] He also led the money list in 1978,[1] but was again runner-up in the points race.[4]

Kuo also had a great deal of success in his homeland and won many other tournaments throughout Asia.

Professional wins (30)Edit

Japan Golf Tour wins (4)Edit

Legend
Japan Opens (1)
Other Japan Golf Tour (3)
No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 23 Apr 1978 Dunlop International Open −23 (69-66-64-66=265) 11 strokes   Bob Byman
2 7 Oct 1979 Jun Classic −4 (68-73-69-38=248)* Playoff   Yasuhiro Funatogawa
3 21 Oct 1979 Golf Digest Tournament −10 (69-68-69=206) 3 strokes   Fujio Kobayashi
4 4 Nov 1979 Japan Open Golf Championship −3 (71-70-70-74=285) Playoff   Isao Aoki,   Koichi Uehara,
  Yoshitaka Yamamoto

*Note: The 1979 Jun Classic was shortened to 63 holes due to rain.

Japan Golf Tour playoff record (2–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent(s) Result
1 1979 Jun Classic   Yasuhiro Funatogawa Won with birdie on fifth extra hole
2 1979 Japan Open Golf Championship   Isao Aoki,   Koichi Uehara,
  Yoshitaka Yamamoto
Won with birdie on fourth extra hole
Aoki and Uehara eliminated by birdie on first hole

Asia Golf Circuit wins (9)Edit

Other wins (11)Edit

  • 1967 ROC PGA Championship
  • 1972 ROC PGA Championship
  • 1974 ROC PGA Championship
  • 1977 Kaeshiung Open, Dunhill International Match-Play (Philippines)
  • 1978 Kaeshiung Open
  • 1986 Chiang Kei-Shek Centennial Tournament
  • 1987 Tansui Open
  • 1988 Mercuries Taiwan Masters
  • 1989 BMW Open, Pead Hieight Open

Senior wins (7)Edit

  • 1991 Kanshiung Open
  • 1992 Japan BMW Seniors Open
  • 1993 Japan Nagoya TV Cup Seniors
  • 1995 Japan Nagoya TV Cup Seniors, The 1st Kuo-Hua Match Play, PGA Senior/Ladys Championship
  • 1999 PGA Senior/Ladys Championship

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Alliss, Peter (1983). The Who's Who of Golf. Orbis Publishing. p. 360. ISBN 0-85613-520-8.
  2. ^ "Lu cards a 70 to win Sobu Open". The Straits Times. Singapore. 22 April 1974. p. 27. Retrieved 19 February 2020 – via National Library Board.
  3. ^ "Hsieh again takes circuit prize". The Straits Times. Singapore. 21 April 1975. p. 26. Retrieved 19 February 2020 – via National Library Board.
  4. ^ "Kuo takes Dunlop by nine strokes". The Straits Times. Singapore. 24 April 1978. p. 23. Retrieved 13 February 2020 – via National Library Board.

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