Yūsaku Miyazato (宮里 優作, Miyazato Yūsaku, born 19 June 1980) is a Japanese professional golfer. In 2006 he became the first modern-era golfer to make two hole in one shots in the same round of a PGA Tour event, at the Reno-Tahoe Open in Nevada.
|Born||19 June 1980|
Higashi, Okinawa, Japan
|Height||1.70 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||70 kg (154 lb; 11 st 0 lb)|
|College||Tohoku Fukushi University|
|Current tour(s)||Japan Golf Tour|
|Highest ranking||50 (31 December 2017)|
(as of 2 August 2020)
|Number of wins by tour|
|Japan Golf Tour||7|
|Best results in major championships|
|Masters Tournament||CUT: 2018|
|PGA Championship||CUT: 2018|
|U.S. Open||T23: 2016|
|The Open Championship||T47: 2018|
|Achievements and awards|
|1998 Bangkok||Men's team|
|2002 Busan||Men's team|
Miyazato was born in Higashi, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. He attended Tohoku Fukushi University, and won the Japanese collegiate championship in 2000, and the Japanese Amateur Championship in 2001. In December 2002, he announced his decision to turn pro before his upcoming graduation. He currently plays on the Japan Golf Tour.
At the time of his holes in one, the PGA Tour announced that it was the first time since they had started keeping records. However, research later turned up confirming that an amateur golfer, W.W. "Bill" Whedon, also hit two in the opening round of the 1955 Insurance City Open.
In November 2015, Miyazato won the Dunlop Phoenix event, one of the more prestigious events on the Japan Golf Tour to earn his third tour level victory. He shot rounds of 64-69 on the weekend to win by two strokes. In April 2017, Miyazato won his fourth event on the Japanese Tour, The Crowns, followed two weeks later by another win in the Japan PGA Championship Nissin Cupnoodles Cup.
At the 2017 Indonesian Masters, Miyazato finished in solo 4th, earning enough Official World Golf Ranking points to finish the year in the Top 50, thus earning an invitation to the 2018 Masters Tournament, his first appearance.
Professional wins (8)Edit
Japan Golf Tour wins (7)Edit
|Japan majors (3)|
|Other Japan Golf Tour (4)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||8 Dec 2013||Golf Nippon Series JT Cup||–13 (66-66-64-71=267)||3 strokes||Wu Ashun|
|2||20 Apr 2014||Token Homemate Cup||–6 (71-66-68-65=270)||2 strokes||Hiroshi Iwata|
|3||22 Nov 2015||Dunlop Phoenix Tournament||–14 (67-70-64-69=270)||2 strokes||Yoshinori Fujimoto, Hideki Matsuyama|
|4||30 Apr 2017||The Crowns||–13 (67-65-67-68=267)||1 stroke||Yoshinori Fujimoto, Toru Taniguchi|
|5||14 May 2017||Japan PGA Championship
Nissin Cupnoodles Cup
|–12 (71-66-73-66=276)||3 strokes||Brad Kennedy|
|6||8 Oct 2017||Honma TourWorld Cup||–22 (61-68-65-68=262)||3 strokes||Shingo Katayama|
|7||3 Dec 2017||Golf Nippon Series JT Cup (2)||–15 (69-69-65-62=265)||6 strokes||Shaun Norris|
Other wins (1)Edit
- 2013 Kyusyu Open
Results in major championshipsEdit
|The Open Championship||CUT||CUT||CUT||T47|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied for place
Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
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- Sonner, Scott (25 August 2006). "Miyazato has 2 aces up sleeve". The Seattle Times. Associated Press. Retrieved 25 May 2008.
- Miller, Ann (14 January 2003). "Legion of foreign golfers gets set for Waialae". Honolulu Advertiser. Associated Press. Retrieved 26 August 2006.
- Miller, Ann (2 January 2003). "Defending champ Garcia highlights Mercedes field". Honolulu Advertiser. Associated Press. Retrieved 26 August 2006.
- "Double aces may also have happened on PGA Tour in 1955". USA Today. Associated Press. 26 August 2006. Retrieved 18 January 2013.
- "Pat On The Back". Sports Illustrated. 19 September 1955.[dead link]