Golf The Best Japanese Golfers  

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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
37 17
Shigeki Maruyama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Shigeki Maruyama

2
28 13
Masashi Ozaki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Masashi Ozaki

3
36 20
Isao Aoki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers

4
25 14
Ryo Ishikawa is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Ryo Ishikawa

5
9 4
Tsuneyuki Nakajima is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Tsuneyuki Nakajima

6
7 3
Hidemichi Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Hidemichi Tanaka

7
11 8
Shingo Katayama is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers

8
7 4
Katsumasa Miyamoto is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Katsumasa Miyamoto

9
5 3
Yuta Ikeda is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Yuta Ikeda

10
5 3
Masahiro Kuramoto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Masahiro Kuramoto

11
5 4
Hideto Tanihara is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Hideto Tanihara

12
5 4
Naomichi Ozaki is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Naomichi Ozaki

13
6 6
Teruo Sugihara is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Teruo Sugihara

14
4 4
Toru Taniguchi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Toru Taniguchi

15
3 3
Tōru Nakamura is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Tōru Nakamura

16
2 2
Toshimitsu Izawa is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Toshimitsu Izawa

17
2 2
Norio Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Norio Suzuki

18
2 2
Tateo Ozaki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Tateo Ozaki

19
2 2
Takashi Murakami is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Takashi Murakami

20
2 2
Saburo Fujiki is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Saburo Fujiki

21
1 1
Seiichi Kanai is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Seiichi Kanai

22
1 1
Hajime Meshiai is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Hajime Meshiai

23
4 5
Yoshitaka Yamamoto is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Yoshitaka Yamamoto

24
2 3
Hiroyuki Fujita is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Hiroyuki Fujita

25
1 2
Katsunari Takahashi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Katsunari Takahashi