Kurt Kitayama

Kurt Kitayama

(kit-uh-YAW-muh)

Height: 5'7" (1.7 m)
Weight: 170 (77 kg)
Age: 29 (January 14, 1993)
Birthplace: Chico, California
Residence: Henderson, Nevada
Family: Single

Education: University of Nevada-Las Vegas (2015, Finance)
Special Interests: Basketball, playing video games
Turned Professional: 2015
City plays from: Chico, CA, United States


Exempt Status


PGA TOURTop 50 from 2020-21 Korn Ferry Tour (thru 2021-22)

Career Victories


International Victories (3):
2018 Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open at Anahita. 2019 Oman Open. 2018 PGM Darulaman Championship.

Player Statistics


Career Low Round:

64 - 2022 Mexico Open at Vidanta (Round 1)

Career High FedExCup Rank:

#56 : 2022 Wells Fargo Championship

Career High Official World Golf Rank:

#66 : 2020 Farmers Insurance Open

Career Largest Paycheck:

$552,367 : 2022 Mexico Open at Vidanta (Finished 2)

2021-22 Season Highlights


PGA TOUR
The Honda Classic - Finished solo-third at The Honda Classic, his first career top-10 on the PGA TOUR. Held a one-stroke lead after the first round, his first career lead/co-lead after any round on TOUR.

Career Records


PGA TOUR (Playoff Record: 0 - 0)
Season Events Rounds 1st 2nd 3rd Top 10 Top 25 Cuts Made Cuts Missed WD FedExCup Rank Earnings
Total: 36 98 1 1 2 5 15 21 $1,550,778
2022 19 52 1 1 2 3 8 11 70 $1,352,529
2021 4 8 4
2020 8 24 1 5 3 $138,792
2019 2 6 1 1 $20,200
2018 1 2 1
2017 2 6 1 1 1 $39,257
(A) - Amateur

Top Tournaments


PGA TOUR
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
2022 CUT
2021 CUT CUT CUT
2020 T51 T28 T53
2019 T64 CUT

Personal


  • Attended Chico High School in Chico, Calif.
  • Older brother, Daniel, played golf two years at Hawaii-Hilo.
  • First hole-in-one was on a par 4, the 16th hole at Southern Highlands GC in Las Vegas.
  • Lists "Entourage" and "Billy Madison" as his favorite movies.
  • Not many people know that he played basketball in high school.
  • Would trade places with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson for a day because "he is a very successful man and an incredibly hard worker."