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The Best Japanese Golfers

Updated October 28, 2019 957 votes 488 voters 28.4k views26 items

Have you ever wondered how many famous golfers are from Japan? There is no lack of skill in the country, as we demonstrate on this ranked list of the best Japanese golfers. The poll below contains both famous men and women golfers from Japan, most of which are professional players. Vote up who you believe to be the top golfers from Japan, and even add any up and coming players to the list if they aren't already here.

One good Japanese golfer is Masashi Ozaki. Ozaki appeared in the top ten of the Official World Golf Rankings nearly 200 weeks between 1989 and 1998. He also has 94 wins on the Japan Golf Tour, which is the most in history. Another great golfer from Japan is Isao Aoki, who played on the PGA Tour from 1974-1999. Aoki won the 1983 Hawaiian Open on the PGA Tour.
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  • 1
    87
    15
  • 2
    137
    81

    Shigeki Maruyama

  • 3
    76
    38
  • 4
    57
    30

    Masashi Ozaki

  • 5
    18
    12

    Katsumasa Miyamoto

  • 6
    19
    13

    Tsuneyuki Nakajima

  • 7
    46
    48

    Ryo Ishikawa

  • 8
    10
    6

    Naomichi Ozaki

  • 9
    9
    6

    Norio Suzuki

  • 10
    7
    6

    Katsunari Takahashi

  • 11
    4
    2

    Seiichi Kanai

  • 12
    13
    15

    Shingo Katayama

  • 13
    4
    4

    Saburo Fujiki

  • 14
    6
    6

    Hiroyuki Fujita

  • 15
    8
    8

    Teruo Sugihara

  • 16
    3
    2

    Hajime Meshiai

  • 17
    8
    9

    Tōru Nakamura

  • 18
    10
    11

    Yuta Ikeda

  • 19
    9
    10

    Hideto Tanihara

  • 20
    5
    6

    Toru Taniguchi

  • 21
    5
    6

    Tateo Ozaki

  • 22
    4
    7

    Takashi Murakami

  • 23
    6
    11

    Masahiro Kuramoto

  • 24
    7
    12

    Hidemichi Tanaka

  • 25
    5
    12

    Toshimitsu Izawa