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
36 20
Isao Aoki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers

3
28 13
Masashi Ozaki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Masashi Ozaki

4
23 12
Ryo Ishikawa is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Ryo Ishikawa

5
7 2
Hidemichi Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Hidemichi Tanaka

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

7
7 3
Tsuneyuki Nakajima is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Tsuneyuki Nakajima

8
5 2
Yuta Ikeda is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Yuta Ikeda

9
10 8
Shingo Katayama is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers

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

11
5 3
Masahiro Kuramoto is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Masahiro Kuramoto

12
4 3
Toru Taniguchi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Toru Taniguchi

13
1 0
Hajime Meshiai is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Hajime Meshiai

14
1 0
Seiichi Kanai is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Seiichi Kanai

15
6 6
Teruo Sugihara is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Teruo Sugihara

16
4 4
Naomichi Ozaki is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Naomichi Ozaki

17
3 3
Tōru Nakamura is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Tōru Nakamura

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

19
2 2
Norio Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Norio Suzuki

20
2 2
Toshimitsu Izawa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Toshimitsu Izawa

21
2 2
Saburo Fujiki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Saburo Fujiki

22
2 2
Takashi Murakami is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Takashi Murakami

23
1 1
Katsunari Takahashi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Katsunari Takahashi

24
4 5
Yoshitaka Yamamoto is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Yoshitaka Yamamoto

25
2 3
Hiroyuki Fujita is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Hiroyuki Fujita