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Encyclopedia > Isao Aoki

Isao Aoki (born 31 August 1942 in Abiko, Chiba, Japan) is one of Japan's most successful golfers. He was elected to the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2004. Abiko (我孫子市; -shi) is a city located in Chiba, Japan. ... Chiba can refer to: 1. ... 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 World Golf Hall of Fame [1] is located in St. ...

Aoki as introduced to golf while caddying at the Abiko Golf Club as a schoolboy. He went on to win more than fifty events on the Japan Golf Tour between 1972 and 1990. In 1983 he won the Hawaiian Open on the U.S. based PGA Tour and the Panasonic European Open on the European Tour. He also won the prestigious HSBC World Match Play Championship in England in 1978, which was not a European Tour event at that time, and picked up a win on the PGA Tour of Australasia. The Japan Golf Tour is a prominent golf tour. ... The PGA Tour is an organization which is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main professional golf tours. ... The HSBC World Match Play Championship is the current sponsored name of a matchplay golf tournament played each September at Wentworth Club near London. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... The PGA Tour of Australasia is a prominent golf tour for men. ...

As a senior Aoki has played mainly on in the United States on the Champions Tour, winning nine times between 1992 and 2002. He has six senior victories outside the United States, including four victories in the Japan Senior Open. The Champions Tour, a golf tour run by the United States and Canada for golfers 50 and older. ...

External link

  • Profile on the PGA Tour's official site (http://www.pgatour.com/players/bio/132152)

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Golf Roundup: Aoki's dry spell ends at Instinet (491 words)
Aoki finished with a 15-under 201 total on the TPC at Jasna Polana and earned $225,000 for his ninth senior victory.
Aoki, the third Asian to win a PGA Tour-sanctioned event in the past four weeks, had 13 birdies and one bogey in the final two rounds, playing the final 21 holes without a bogey.
On the 10th hole, Aoki hit a tree with his second shot, but chipped from 98 yards to 3 feet of the cup and tapped in to save par.
World Golf Hall of Fame Member Profile (898 words)
Aoki won 73 times around the world on six different tours and in 2004 became the first Japanese man to be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
Aoki holed a pitching wedge from 128 yards for an eagle on the 72nd hole to beat a stunned Jack Renner by one shot.
Aoki is proud of his Japanese heritage, maintaining his residency in Tokyo, flying the Japanese flag wherever he went, and packing and re-packing his bags as Japan's global golf ambassador.
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