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The Best Japanese Golfers

Updated October 28, 2019 938 votes 476 voters 27.6k 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
    81
    14
  • 2
    138
    82

    Shigeki Maruyama

  • 3
    76
    38
  • 4
    57
    31

    Masashi Ozaki

  • 5
    19
    13

    Tsuneyuki Nakajima

  • 6
    46
    49

    Ryo Ishikawa

  • 7
    10
    5

    Naomichi Ozaki

  • 8
    9
    6

    Norio Suzuki

  • 9
    5
    2

    Seiichi Kanai

  • 10
    7
    6

    Katsunari Takahashi

  • 11
    9
    9

    Hideto Tanihara

  • 12
    9
    9

    Tōru Nakamura

  • 13
    3
    2

    Hajime Meshiai

  • 14
    6
    6

    Hiroyuki Fujita

  • 15
    8
    8

    Teruo Sugihara

  • 16
    4
    4

    Saburo Fujiki

  • 17
    13
    16

    Shingo Katayama

  • 18
    10
    11

    Yuta Ikeda

  • 19
    5
    5

    Toshimitsu Izawa

  • 20
    5
    6

    Toru Taniguchi

  • 21
    5
    6

    Tateo Ozaki

  • 22
    4
    7

    Takashi Murakami

  • 23
    7
    12

    Katsumasa Miyamoto

  • 24
    6
    11

    Masahiro Kuramoto

  • 25
    7
    12

    Hidemichi Tanaka