Masahiro Kuramoto


Masahiro Kuramoto
Masahiro Kuramoto
倉本昌弘
Personal information
Nickname Massy
Born 9 September 1955 (1955-09-09) (age 56)
Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 5 in)
Weight 66 kg (150 lb; 10.4 st)
Nationality  Japan
Career
Turned professional 1981
Current tour(s) European Seniors Tour
Former tour(s) Japan Golf Tour
PGA Tour
Champions Tour
Professional wins 35
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour 30
European Seniors Tour 1
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open CUT: 1993, 1994
The Open Championship T4: 1982
PGA Championship T42: 1982

Masahiro "Massy" Kuramoto (倉本昌弘 Kuramoto Masahiro?, born 9 September 1955) is a Japanese professional golfer.

Kuramoto was born in Hiroshima. He turned professional in 1981. He has won 30 tournaments on the Japan Golf Tour, ranking fifth on the career list. He ranks seventh on the career money list with earnings of just over 1 billion ¥.

Kuramoto won the 1992 PGA Tour qualifying school and played full-time on the Tour in 1993. He played 65 times on the PGA Tour from 1978 to 1997. His best finish was a T-4 at the 1982 British Open (also his best finish in a major championship).

In 2005, he won the Champions Tour qualifying school, and he began play on that tour in 2006. His best finish is a fourth place finish in the 2006 Wal-Mart First Tee Open at Pebble Beach.

Contents

Amateur wins

  • 1975 Japan Amateur Championship
  • 1977 Japan Amateur Championship
  • 1980 Japan Amateur Championship

Professional wins

Japan Golf Tour wins (30)

Other wins

  • 1981 Wakayama Open, Hyogo-ken Open

European Seniors Tour wins (1)

  • 2011 Handa Cup Senior Masters (2010 calender year)

Other senior wins

  • 2007 Big Raisac Senior Open
  • 2010 Japan Senior Open

Results in major championships

Tournament 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT DNP DNP DNP T4 DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT CUT DNP
The Open Championship DNP T30 CUT DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT

Note: Kuramoto never played in the Masters Tournament.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances

This list may be incomplete.

  • Royal Trophy (Asian team): 2006 (non-playing captain)
  • Four Tours World Championship: 1988, 1990

See also

  • List of golfers with most Japan Golf Tour wins

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