Japan Golf Tour

Japan Golf Tour

Japan Golf Tour
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Current sports event 2015 Japan Golf Tour
Sport Golf
Founded 1973
Director Katsuji Ebisawa
Country  Japan
Most titles Masashi Ozaki (94)
Official website JGTO.org

The Japan Golf Tour is a prominent golf tour. It was founded in 1973 and as of 2006 it offers the third highest annual prize fund out of the regular (that is not for seniors) men's professional tours after the PGA Tour and the European Tour. However, since the early 1990s, the growth in prize money has not kept pace with that on the two larger tours. Official events on the Japan Golf Tour count for World Golf Ranking points, and success on the tour can also qualify members to play in the majors.

Most of the leading players on the tour are Japan Challenge Tour.

Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki has been the dominant player on tour, leading the career wins list with 94, the career money list with over ¥2 billion, and winning the money title twelve times between 1973 and 1998.

2015 Schedule

Money list winners

The official prize money list on the Japan Golf Tour includes money won by members in the majors and the World Golf Championships events. Through 2009, all of the players who have topped the money list were Japanese nationals, except for the Japanese American David Ishii, but Korean Kim Kyung-tae became the first golfer with non-Japanese origin to top the money list in 2010.

Year Player Country Prize money (¥)
2014 Koumei Oda  Japan 137,318,693
2013 Hideki Matsuyama  Japan 201,076,781
2012 Hiroyuki Fujita  Japan 175,159,972
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