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Encyclopedia > Ryuji Imada

Ryuji Imada (born October 19 1976 in Mihara, Japan) is a U.S. based Japanese professional golfer. October 19 is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Mihara (三原市; -shi) is a city located in Hiroshima, Japan. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a sport 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. ...

Imada moved from Japan to Tampa, Florida at the age of 14. He had a strong amateur career during which he won several of the top tournaments on the amateur circuit and reached the final of the 1997 U.S. Amateur Public Links. He attended the University of Georgia and turned professional in 1999. From 2000 to 2004 he played on the second tier Nationwide Tour, winning the 2000 Buy.com Virginia Beach Open and the 2004 BMW Charity Pro-Am at the Cliffs. His third place finish on the 2004 money list earned him promotion to the PGA Tour. In his first season at the elite level he had a best placing of fifth and earned enough money to retain his tour card for 2006. Nickname: Cigar City, The Big Guava, T-Town Official website: http://www. ... The U.S. Amateur Public Links, often referred to as the Public Links or the Publinx, is a mens amateur golf tournament, one of 10 individual amateur championships organized by the United States Golf Association. ... The University of Georgia, located approximately 70 miles north-east of Atlanta in Athens, Georgia, is the largest institution of higher learning and research in the State of Georgia. ... In golf the distinction between amateurs and professionals in rigourously maintained. ... The Nationwide Tour is the developmental tour for the PGA Tour, and features professional golfers who have either failed to score well enough at that levels Qualifying School (the main tours qualifying tournament, popularly referred to as Q-School) or who have done so but then failed to... The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA, just south of Jacksonville. ...

External links

  • Profile on the PGA Tour's official site
  • Imada's results for the last two years on the Official World Golf Rankings site



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