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Encyclopedia > Shigeki Maruyama

Shigeki Maruyama (born September 12, 1969 in Chiba) is a Japanese golfer. September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... 1969 (MCMLXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday For other uses, see Number 1969. ... Chiba (千葉市 Chiba-shi) is the capital city of Chiba Prefecture, Japan. ... 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. ...


Maruyama attended Nihon University and turned professional in 1992. He is known for his ever-present smile on the golf course which has given rise to his nickname of the "Smiling Assassin". He began his career on the Japan Golf Tour, quickly becoming one of the leading players on that tour. Two excellent finishes in World Golf Championships events in 1999 helped to earn him membership of the U.S. based PGA Tour for the 2000 season, and he has played mainly in America since then. He has three PGA Tour victories: the 2001 Greater Milwaukee Open, 2002 Verizon Byron Nelson Classic and the 2003 Chrysler Classic of Greensboro. Nihon University (日本大学; Nihon Daigaku abbreviated as 日大 Nichidai) is the largest university in Japan. ... // The Japan Golf Tour is a prominent golf tour. ... The World Golf Championships are a group of four annual events for male professional golfers created by the International Federation of PGA Tours. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA, just south of Jacksonville. ...


Maruyama was a member of The International Team in The Presidents Cup in 1998 and 2000. His performance in 1998 brought him worldwide attention as he was the star performer in the tournament with a 5-0-0 win-loss-tie record. Presidents Cup The Presidents Cup is a series of golf matches between teams of professional players representing the United States and the rest of the world less Europe, which competes against the U.S. in a similar but considerably older event, the Ryder Cup. ...


Shot a 58 on June 5, 2000 at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland while qualifying for the 2000 U.S. Open. This is a record for any competitive event.


His favorite athlete is Michael Jordan. I once saw him sitting behind the Wizards bench at a Lakers game in Los Angeles. One of the more popular golfers on the PGA Tour. Constantly has a smile on his face, which endears him to the galleries.


Wins in Japan

  • 1993 Pepsi Ubekousan
  • 1995 Bridgestone Open
  • 1996 Bridgestone Open
  • 1997 PGA Championship of Japan, Pocari Sweat Yomiuri Open, PGA Match Play Promise Cup, Golf Nippon Hitachi Cup
  • 1998 PGA Philanthropy Open
  • 1999 Bridgestone Open

Wins on the PGA Tour

Charles Howell III (Charles Howell the Third born June 20, 1979 in Augusta, Georgia) is an American golfer. ... The EDS Byron Nelson Championship is a golf tournament on the PGA Tour, located in or around Dallas, Texas. ... Ben Crane (born March 6, 1976 in Portland, Oregon) is a American golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. ... Tiger Woods Eldrick T. Tiger Woods (born December 30, 1975, in Cypress, California) is an American golfer widely considered to be one of the greatest golfers of all time. ... Brad Faxon (born August 1, 1961 in Oceanport, New Jersey) is an American golfer. ...

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Shigeki Maruyama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (327 words)
Shigeki Maruyama (born September 12, 1969 in Chiba) is a Japanese golfer.
Maruyama attended Nihon University and turned professional in 1992.
Maruyama was a member of The International Team in The Presidents Cup in 1998 and 2000.
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