Ayako Okamoto (b. April 2 1951, Hiroshima, Japan) is a professional golfer. In 1987 she became the first woman from outside the United States to top the LPGA Tour's money list. Main keep of Hiroshima Castle The city of Hiroshima (広島市; -shi) is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the Chugoku region of western Japan. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... The LPGA is the Ladies Professional Golf Association. ...
Okamoto became a member of the LPGA Tour in 1981 and won seventeen events between 1982 and 1992. She did not win a major championship, but came clear second in four and tied second in two others. She finished in the top ten in the money list eight times between 1983 and 1991. Womens golf has evolved a set of major tournaments which parallels that in mens golf, but the womens system is younger and has been less stable that the mens. ...
Profile on the LPGA's official site (http://www.lpga.com/player_results.aspx?id=521)
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