Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters

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Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters (三井住友Visa太平洋マスターズ, Mitsui sumitomo biza taiheiyō masutāzu) is an annual golf tournament on the Japan Golf Tour. Its previous name include Taiheiyo Club Masters, Toshiba Taiheiyo Masters,Visa Taiheiyo Club Masters, and Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters. It is played in November and in recent years at the Taiheiyo Club, Gotenba Course, Gotenba, Shizuoka and attracts some of the leading international golfers. It was founded in 1972. Its title sponsors are Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Visa.

Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters
LocationGotemba, Shizuoka, Japan
Established1972
Course(s)Taiheiyo Club Gotemba Course
Par70
Length7,262 yards (6,640 m)
Tour(s)Japan Golf Tour
FormatStroke play
Prize fund¥200 million
Month playedNovember
Aggregate265 Hideki Matsuyama (2016)
To par−23 as above
Japan Takumi Kanaya

WinnersEdit

Year Winner Country Score To par Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters
2019 Takumi Kanaya (a)   Japan 267 −13 1 stroke   Shaun Norris
2018 Tatsunori Nukaga   Japan 201 −9 2 strokes   Kim Seung-hyuk
2017 Satoshi Kodaira   Japan 270 −18 3 strokes   Yūsaku Miyazato
2016 Hideki Matsuyama (2)   Japan 265 −23 7 strokes   Song Young-han
2015 Shingo Katayama (2)   Japan 202* −14 1 stroke   Thanyakon Khrongpha
2014 David Oh   United States 276 −12 1 stroke   Toshinori Muto
2013 Hideto Tanihara   Japan 275 −13 1 stroke   Ryo Ishikawa
  Masahiro Kawamura
  Tomohiro Kondo
2012 Ryo Ishikawa (2)   Japan 273 −15 1 stroke   Michio Matsumura
2011 Hideki Matsuyama (a)   Japan 203* −13 2 strokes   Toru Taniguchi
2010 Ryo Ishikawa   Japan 274 −14 2 strokes   Brendan Jones
2009 Yasuharu Imano   Japan 275 –13 2 strokes   Kenichi Kuboya
  Han Lee
2008 Shingo Katayama   Japan 272 −16 Playoff   Yasuharu Imano
2007 Brendan Jones   Australia 274 −14 1 stroke   Toru Taniguchi
2006 Tsuneyuki Nakajima   Japan 275 −13 1 stroke   Toru Taniguchi
2005 Darren Clarke (2)   Northern Ireland 270 −18 2 strokes   Mitsuhiro Tateyama
2004 Darren Clarke   Northern Ireland 266 −22 6 strokes   Nozomi Kawahara
  Lee Westwood
2003 Kiyoshi Murota   Japan 272 −16 6 strokes   Ben Curtis
 Hiroyuki Fujita
  Kim Jong-duck
2002 Tsuneyuki Nakajima   Japan 272 −16 1 stroke   Hidemichi Tanaka
2001 Toshimitsu Izawa   Japan 270 −18 2 strokes   Yūsaku Miyazato (a)
  Shigeru Nonaka
Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters
2000 Toshimitsu Izawa   Japan 274 −14 1 stroke   Keiichiro Fukabori
1999 Hirofumi Miyase   Japan 274 −14 Playoff   Darren Clarke
  Ryoken Kawagishi
1998 Lee Westwood (3)   England 275 −13 2 strokes   Masashi Ozaki
1997 Lee Westwood (2)   England 272 −16 1 stroke   Masashi Ozaki
  Naomichi Ozaki
1996 Lee Westwood   England 206* −10 Playoff   Costantino Rocca
  Jeff Sluman
1995 Satoshi Higashi   Japan 274 −14 4 strokes   Shigeki Maruyama
1994 Masashi Ozaki   Japan 270 −18 5 strokes   Bob Estes
1993 Greg Norman   Australia 272 −16 1 stroke   Yoshi Mizumaki
Visa Taiheiyo Club Masters
1992 Masashi Ozaki   Japan 276 −12 1 stroke   Masahiro Kuramoto
  Bernhard Langer
  Tsukasa Watanabe
1991 Roger Mackay   Australia 272 −16 2 strokes   Yoshinori Kaneko
1990 José María Olazábal (2)   Spain 270 −18 5 strokes   Masashi Ozaki
  Bernhard Langer
1989 José María Olazábal   Spain 203* −13 3 strokes   Isao Aoki
  Naomichi Ozaki
1988 Seve Ballesteros   Spain 281 −7 3 strokes   Yasuhiro Funatogawa
1987 Graham Marsh   Australia 276 −12 1 stroke   Tom Watson
1986 Yasuhiro Funatogawa   Japan 274 −14 2 strokes   Larry Nelson
Taiheiyo Club Masters
1985 Tsuneyuki Nakajima   Japan 280 −8 Playoff   David Graham
1984 Shinsaku Maeda   Japan 275 −13 1 stroke  Kikuo Arai
 Naomichi Ozaki
1983 No tournament
1982 Scott Hoch   United States 278 −10 3 strokes   Masahiro Kuramoto
Toshiba Taiheiyo Masters
1981 Danny Edwards   United States 276 −12 3 strokes   Jerry Pate
  Tom Watson
1980 Norio Suzuki (2)   Japan 282 −6 Playoff   Masashi Ozaki
Taiheiyo Club Masters
1979 Norio Suzuki   Japan 280 −8 2 strokes   Rod Curl
  Bill Rogers
  Tom Watson
Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters
1978 Gil Morgan   United States 273 −11 3 strokes   Jerry Pate
Taiheiyo Club Masters
1977 Bill Rogers   United States 275 −9 1 stroke   Mike Morley
  Teruo Sugihara
1976 Jerry Pate   United States 279 −5 2 strokes   Isao Aoki
1975 Gene Littler (2)   United States 278 −6 1 stroke   Lee Elder
  Hubert Green
  Allen Miller
  Masashi Ozaki
1974 Gene Littler   United States 279 −5 5 strokes   Bert Yancey
1973 Masashi Ozaki   Japan 278 −6 Playoff   Bert Yancey
1972 Gay Brewer   United States 276 −8 Playoff   David Graham

* Indicates weather-shortened to 54 holes
Note: Green highlight indicates scoring records.
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