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The Best Japanese Golfers 

Ranker Sports
Updated October 28, 2019 533 votes 332 voters 23.2k views 26 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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Shigeki Maruyama is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Shigeki Maruyama
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Isao Aoki is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
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Masashi Ozaki is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Masashi Ozaki
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Ryo Ishikawa is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Ryo Ishikawa
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Hideki Matsuyama is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
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Tsuneyuki Nakajima is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Tsuneyuki Nakajima
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Katsumasa Miyamoto is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Katsumasa Miyamoto
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Shingo Katayama is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Shingo Katayama
9
Hidemichi Tanaka is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Hidemichi Tanaka
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Yuta Ikeda is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Yuta Ikeda
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Hideto Tanihara is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Hideto Tanihara
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Naomichi Ozaki is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Naomichi Ozaki
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Hajime Meshiai is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Hajime Meshiai
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Norio Suzuki is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Norio Suzuki
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Tateo Ozaki is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Tateo Ozaki
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Seiichi Kanai is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Seiichi Kanai
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Masahiro Kuramoto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Masahiro Kuramoto
18
Saburo Fujiki is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Saburo Fujiki
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Toru Taniguchi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Toru Taniguchi
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Teruo Sugihara is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Teruo Sugihara
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Tōru Nakamura is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Tōru Nakamura
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Katsunari Takahashi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Katsunari Takahashi
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Takashi Murakami is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Takashi Murakami
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Yoshitaka Yamamoto is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Yoshitaka Yamamoto
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Hiroyuki Fujita is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Japanese Golfers
Hiroyuki Fujita