Height: 5'11" (1.8 m)
Weight: 198 (90 kg)
Age: 29 (February 25, 1992)
Birthplace: Ehime, Japan
Residence: Sendai, Japan
Family: Wife, Mei; Kanna
Tohoku Fukushi University
Special Interests: All sports, photography
Turned Professional: 2013
City plays from: Sendai, Japan
PGA TOURWinner, Masters Tournament (thru 2025-26)
PGA TOUR Victories (6):2014 (1) the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide Insurance. 2016 (1) Waste Management Phoenix Open. 2017 (3) World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions, Waste Management Phoenix Open, World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational. 2021 (1) Masters Tournament (2021).
International Victories (8):
Other Victories (1):
Career Low Round:61 - 2017 World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational (Round 4)
Career High FedExCup Rank:#1 : 2017 PGA Championship
Career High Official World Golf Rank:#2 : 2017 Wyndham Championship
Career Largest Paycheck:$2,070,000 : 2021 Masters Tournament (2021) (Finished 1)
2020-21 Season Highlights
PGA TOURVivint Houston Open - Shot a final-round 63 to finish T2 at the Vivint Houston Open. Marked his third score of 63 or better in the final round of a PGA TOUR event and first since the 2019 BMW Championship (63). Led the field in Birdies (21). Masters Tournament - Won his first major championship title at the Masters Tournament, becoming the first male major champion from Japan. Marked his sixth win on the PGA TOUR in his 187th career start at the age of 29 years, 1 month, 17 days. Became the seventh champion that previously earned low amateur honors at the Masters and third in a five-year period, joining Cary Middlecoff, Jack Nicklaus, Ben Crenshaw, Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Sergio Garcia. Shot a bogey-free 65 in the third round and held a four-stroke lead entering the final round. Final-round 73 snapped his streak of 10 consecutive par-or-better scores at the Masters. Marked the ninth instance that the winner of the Masters carded an over-par score in the final round and first since Trevor Immelman in 2008. Made three eagles, most of any player in the field (No. 8/R1, No. 13/R2, No. 15/R3).
National Team Selections
|PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 3 - 0)|
|Season||Events||Rounds||1st||2nd||3rd||Top 10||Top 25||Cuts Made||Cuts Missed||WD||FedExCup Rank||Earnings|
|(A) - Amateur|
|THE PLAYERS Championship||Masters Tournament||PGA Championship||U.S. Open||The Open Championship||WGC-HSBC Champions||WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play||WGC-FedEx St. Jude Inv||WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession|
|THE NORTHERN TRUST||Dell Technologies Championship||BMW Championship||TOUR Championship|
- Learned golf from his father, a former club champion.
- Was a student at Tohoku Fukushi University in Sendai, Japan when the city was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami in March 2011, but was in Australia training at the time. Returned to find his dorm room destroyed and struggled to find food. A few weeks later, made his debut at the Masters having won the Asian Amateur.
- Wore buttons at THE PLAYERS Championship in 2016 to show support for Japan after the Kumamoto earthquakes in April 2016.
- Became the first Japanese player to win a men's major championship when he won the 2021 Masters Tournament.
- Received the Prime Minister's Award in Japan following his 2021 Masters win. Was the first player from Japan to win the Masters Tournament.