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Encyclopedia > Toshimitsu Izawa

Toshimitsu Izawa (sometimes known outside of Japan as Toshi Izawa) is a Japanese golfer. He was born on 2 Mar 1968 in Kanagawa and attended Nihon Taiiku University and turned professional in 1989. Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor sport where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... Kanagawa Prefecture (神奈川県; Kanagawa-ken) is a geographic and political area located in the Kanto region on Honshu island, Japan. ...


Izawa's career on the Japan Golf Tour developed quite slowly. His first win came in 1995, and he did not make the top ten on the money list until 1999, when he was thirty one years old. He went on to top the money list in 2001 and 2003. In the first of those years he set a record of 217,934,583 Yen in earnings which survived though the 2004 season, and his dominant form in Japan lifted him into the top twenty in the Official World Golf Rankings. As of June 2005 he had 14 victories on the Japan Golf Tour. The Japan Golf Tour is a prominent golf tour. ... A 1,000 yen note, featuring the portrait of Natsume Soseki. ... // The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. ...


Izawa has only played a limited number of tournaments outside Japan, but in 2001 he finished tied fourth at the Masters Tournament, which is one of golf's four major championships, and tied second at the PGA Tour's Nissan Open. In 2002 he won the WGC-World Cup for Japan in partnership with Shigeki Maruyama. The Masters is one of four major championships in mens golf. ... The Major Championships, often referred to simply as the Majors are the four most prestigious annual golf tournaments in mens professional golf. ... The PGA Tour is an organization that is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. It operates the USAs main mens professional golf tours. ... The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... Shigeki Maruyama (born September 12, 1969) is a Japanese golfer. ...


As of June 2005 Izawa is suffering from a period of poor form, and he has not won a tournament since 2003.


External links

  • Profile on the Japan Golf Tour's official site

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Toshimitsu Izawa at AllExperts (291 words)
Toshimitsu Izawa (sometimes known outside of Japan as Toshi Izawa) is a Japanese golfer.
Izawa has only played a limited number of tournaments outside Japan, but in 2001 he finished tied fourth at the Masters Tournament, which is one of golf's four major championships, and tied second at the PGA Tour's Nissan Open.
As of June 2005 Izawa is suffering from a period of poor form, and he has not won a tournament since 2003.
Japan Tour - Outright Picks (444 words)
At least Izawa was challenging for at least a place finish, but could not overcome an opening 74 once it became a 54-hole event.
Izawa's season has been severely hampered by a severe sinus infection that affected his performances in mid-season and forced him to take over two months out of the game to receive treatment.
After such a break, he was always going to be rusty and made his reappearance in the penultimate Tour event in which he finished 22nd, but then he finished 6th in the last Tour event so he is clearly re-approaching the form that has made him one of Japan's leading players in world golf.
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