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The Japan Golf Tour is a prominent golf tour. As of 2005 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 PGA 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. Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... // Introduction Professional golf is one of the more lucrative sports in the world for both men and women, but it is has a very different structure from other sports, especially team sports. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA, just south of Jacksonville. ... // The PGA European Tour, much more commonly referred to simply as the European Tour, is a professional golf tour for men. ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive, the last decade of the 20th Century. ... The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual tournaments in mens professional golf. ...


Most of the leading players on the tour are Japanese, but players from many other countries also participate.


Leading Money Winners on the Japan Golf Tour

The official prize money list on the Japan Golf Tour includes money won by members in the majors and the World Golf Championships events. All of the players who have topped the money list are Japanese. The World Golf Championships are a group of four annual events for male professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours. ...

Shingo Katayama (born in Ibaragi on 31 January 1973) is a Japanese golfer. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Shingo Katayama (born in Ibaragi on 31 January 1973) is a Japanese golfer. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Toshimitsu Izawa (sometimes known outside of Japan as Toshi Izawa) is a Japanese golfer. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Toshimitsu Izawa (sometimes known outside of Japan as Toshi Izawa) is a Japanese golfer. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Shingo Katayama (born in Ibaragi on 31 January 1973) is a Japanese golfer. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Masashi Ozaki (尾崎将司, born in Tokushima on January 24, 1947) is a Japanese golfer. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Masashi Ozaki (尾崎将司, born in Tokushima on January 24, 1947) is a Japanese golfer. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Masashi Ozaki (尾崎将司, born in Tokushima on January 24, 1947) is a Japanese golfer. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Masashi Ozaki (尾崎将司, born in Tokushima on January 24, 1947) is a Japanese golfer. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Masashi Ozaki (尾崎将司, born in Tokushima on January 24, 1947) is a Japanese golfer. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Masashi Ozaki (尾崎将司, born in Tokushima on January 24, 1947) is a Japanese golfer. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Masashi Ozaki (尾崎将司, born in Tokushima on January 24, 1947) is a Japanese golfer. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Masashi Ozaki (尾崎将司, born in Tokushima on January 24, 1947) is a Japanese golfer. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Masashi Ozaki (尾崎将司, born in Tokushima on January 24, 1947) is a Japanese golfer. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... David Ishii (born July 26, 1955) is a Japanese golfer. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Isao Aoki (born 31 August 1942 in Abiko, Chiba, Japan) is one of Japans most successful golfers. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Isao Aoki (born 31 August 1942 in Abiko, Chiba, Japan) is one of Japans most successful golfers. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Isao Aoki (born 31 August 1942 in Abiko, Chiba, Japan) is one of Japans most successful golfers. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Isao Aoki (born 31 August 1942 in Abiko, Chiba, Japan) is one of Japans most successful golfers. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Masashi Ozaki (尾崎将司, born in Tokushima on January 24, 1947) is a Japanese golfer. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Isao Aoki (born 31 August 1942 in Abiko, Chiba, Japan) is one of Japans most successful golfers. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Masashi Ozaki (尾崎将司, born in Tokushima on January 24, 1947) is a Japanese golfer. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ... Masashi Ozaki (尾崎将司, born in Tokushima on January 24, 1947) is a Japanese golfer. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ...

Leading career money winners

The table shows the top ten career money leaders on the Japan Golf Tour at 14 January 2006. The figures shown include money won in the four global major championships from 1998 onwards and in the three individual World Golf Championships events from their introduction in 1999. The leading non-Japanese money winner on the tour is Todd Hamilton with earnings of over 630 million Yen. The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The World Golf Championships are a group of four annual events for male professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours. ... Todd Hamilton (born October 18, 1965, Galesburg, Illinois) is a professional golfer. ... Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse) showing Phoenix Hall of Byodoin Yen is the currency used in Japan. ...

Position Player Country Prize Money (Yen)
1. Masashi Ozaki Japan 2,672,941,259
2. Tommy Nakajima Japan 1,560,835,036
3. Naomichi "Joe" Ozaki Japan 1,517,315,806
4. Masahiro Kuramoto Japan 989,818,584
5. Isao Aoki Japan 980,652,048
6. Shingo Katayama Japan 953,421,405
7. Toshimitsu Izawa Japan 929,793,435
8. David Ishii Japan 814,695,905
9. Hajime Meshiai Japan 806,189,257
10. Toru Taniguchi Japan 802,059,931

There is a full list on the Japan Golf Tour's website here. This is an article about the Japanese currency. ... Masashi Ozaki (尾崎将司, born in Tokushima on January 24, 1947) is a Japanese golfer. ... Isao Aoki (born 31 August 1942 in Abiko, Chiba, Japan) is one of Japans most successful golfers. ... Shingo Katayama (born in Ibaragi on 31 January 1973) is a Japanese golfer. ... Toshimitsu Izawa (sometimes known outside of Japan as Toshi Izawa) is a Japanese golfer. ... David Ishii (born July 26, 1955) is a Japanese golfer. ...


See also

// Introduction Professional golf is one of the more lucrative sports in the world for both men and women, but it is has a very different structure from other sports, especially team sports. ...

External link

  • Japan Golf Tour - official English language site
  • Japan Golf Tours

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The Japan Golf Tour is a prominent golf tour.
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