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Masashi Ozaki

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Masashi Ozaki 尾崎 将司, Ozaki Masashi, born 尾崎 正司 24 January 1947 is a Japanese professional golfer Ozaki is often known as Jumbo Ozaki ジャンボ尾崎 Janbo Ozaki on account of his height and length off the tee He featured in the top ten of the Official World Golf Rankings for almost 200 weeks between 1989 and 19981 He is the most successful player of all time on the Japan Golf Tour, having led the money list a record 12 times and won 94 tournaments, more than 40 more than the second highest tally Ozaki was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2010 and was inducted in May 20112

Contents

  • 1 Biography
  • 2 Professional wins
    • 21 Japan Golf Tour wins 94
    • 22 International wins 2
    • 23 Other wins 18
  • 3 Results in major championships
    • 31 Summary
  • 4 Team appearances
  • 5 See also
  • 6 References
  • 7 External links

Biographyedit

Ozaki was born in Kaifu District, Tokushima He was a professional baseball pitcher/outfielder from 1965 to 1967 with the Nishitetsu Lions,3456 but he turned to professional golf at the age of 23 and won the Japan PGA Championship the following year

Ozaki led the Japan Golf Tour in earnings in 1973–74, 1977, 1988–90, 1992, and 1994–98 Ozaki finished 8th at The Masters in 1973 and finished 6th at the US Open in 1989 He competed at the Masters 19 times He played occasionally on the PGA Tour from 1972 to 2000, in 96 tournaments, though never more than seven in one year His best finish was a T-4 at the 1993 Memorial Tournament Ozaki played on the International Team in the 1996 Presidents Cup Ozaki built "AON Age" with his rivals Isao Aoki and Tsuneyuki "Tommy" Nakajima Ozaki's brothers Tateo "Jet" and Naomichi "Joe" are also professional golfers Now in his sixties, he still plays regularly on the Japan Golf Tour

Professional winsedit

Japan Golf Tour wins 94edit

  • 1973 5 Tohoku Classic, Kanto Pro Championship, ANA Sapporo Open, Tokai Classic, Taiheiyo Club Masters
  • 1974 6 Tohoku Classic, Japan PGA Championship, Suntory Open, ANA Sapporo Open, Japan Open Golf Championship, Nippon Series
  • 1975 1 Tohoku Classic
  • 1976 3 Kanto Open, Hiroshima Open, Sanpo Classic
  • 1977 4 Pepsi-Wilson Tournament, Kanto Open, Tokai Classic, Nippon Series
  • 1978 2 Pepsi-Wilson Tournament, Hiroshima Open
  • 1980 3 Dunlop International Open, Fujisankei Classic, Nippon Series
  • 1982 1 Kanto Open
  • 1983 1 Jun Classic
  • 1984 1 Hiroshima Open
  • 1986 4 Fujisankei Classic, Nikkei Cup, Maruman Open, Jun Classic
  • 1987 3 The Crowns, Fujisankei Classic, Jun Classic
  • 1988 6 Dunlop Open, Nikkei Cup, Maruman Open, Japan Open Golf Championship, Golf Digest Tournament, Bridgestone Open
  • 1989 7 Fujisankei Classic, Japan PGA Championship, Sendai Classic, Yonex Open Hiroshima, Japan PGA Match-Play Championship Unisys Cup, ANA Open, Japan Open Golf Championship
  • 1990 4 Fujisankei Classic, Yonex Open Hiroshima, Maruman Open, Daiwa KBC Augusta
  • 1991 2 Japan PGA Championship, Jun Classic
  • 1992 6 Dunlop Open, The Crowns, PGA Philanthropy Tournament, ANA Open, Japan Open Golf Championship, Taiheiyo Masters
  • 1993 3 Fujisankei Classic, Japan PGA Championship, Golf Digest Tournament
  • 1994 7 Dunlop Open, Yonex Open Hiroshima, ANA Open, Japan Open Golf Championship, Daiwa International, Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters, Phoenix Tournament
  • 1995 5 The Crowns, Yonex Open Hiroshima, ANA Open, Dunlop Phoenix Tournament, Golf Nippon Series Hitachi Cup
  • 1996 8 The Crowns, Japan PGA Championship, Mitsubishi Galant Tournament, JCB Classic Sendai, Hisamitsu-KBC Augusta, Gene Sarazen Jun Classic, Dunlop Phoenix Tournament, Golf Nippon Series Hitachi Cup
  • 1997 5 Token Corporation Cup, The Crowns, Mitsubishi Galant Tournament, Hisamitsu-KBC Augusta, Bridgestone Open
  • 1998 3 Yonex Open Hiroshima, Hisamitsu-KBC Augusta, Philip Morris Championship
  • 1999 2 Token Corporation Cup, Yonex Open Hiroshima
  • 2000 1 Sun Chlorella Classic
  • 2002 1 ANA Open

International wins 2edit

  • 1972 New Zealand PGA Championship
  • 1990 Nissan Super Skins Australia7

Other wins 18edit

  • 1971 5 Japan PGA Championship, Nippon Series, Golf Digest Tournament, Miki Gold Cup tie with Billy Casper, Setouchi Series Hiroshima leg
  • 1972 9 Wizard Tournament, Sapporo Open, Kanto Open, All Nippon Doubles, Nippon Series, Grand Monarch, First Flight, Chiba Open, Asahi International
  • 1976 1 Chiba Open
  • 1984 1 Kanagawa Open
  • 1985 1 Kanagawa Open
  • 1992 1 Sanko Grand Summer Tournament

Results in major championshipsedit

Tournament 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
Masters Tournament CUT T8 CUT T43 T33 DNP CUT CUT
US Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T14 T10
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP T18
US Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T17 CUT T6
The Open Championship T60 T35 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T11 DNP T40
PGA Championship DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
Masters Tournament 23 T35 DNP T45 CUT T29 CUT 42 CUT CUT T28
US Open T24 CUT T23 T33 T28 T28 T67 CUT CUT CUT DNP
The Open Championship CUT DNP CUT DNP T38 CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship T69 DNP DNP DNP T47 T49 CUT DNP CUT DNP 78

DNP = did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

  top-10

Summaryedit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 1 3 19 10
US Open 0 0 0 0 1 4 13 8
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 1 3 10 7
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 4
Totals 0 0 0 0 3 10 49 29
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 twice
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 three times

Team appearancesedit

This list may be incomplete

  • World Cup representing Japan: 1974, 1988
  • Four Tours World Championship: representing Japan 1986 winners, 1987, 1989
  • Presidents Cup International team: 1996

See alsoedit

  • List of golfers with most Japan Golf Tour wins
  • Jumbo Ozaki no Hole In One - Famicom and Super Famicom video game

Referencesedit

  1. ^ 69 Players Who Have Reached The Top-10 In World Ranking
  2. ^ Ozaki joins 2011 class of World Golf Hall of Fame
  3. ^ Masashi Ozaki career baseball stats
  4. ^ 1965 Pacific League stats
  5. ^ 1966 Pacific League stats
  6. ^ 1967 Pacific League stats
  7. ^ "Jumbo shot out rivals" The Canberra Times 12 February 1990 

External linksedit

  • Official website in Japanese
  • Masashi Ozaki at the Japan Golf Tour official site
  • Masashi Ozaki at the PGA Tour official site
  • Masashi Ozaki at the Official World Golf Ranking official site
Preceded by
Ichiro Suzuki
Japan Professional Sports Grand Prize Winner
1996
Succeeded by
Hidetoshi Nakata

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