Naomichi Ozaki

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Naomichi Ozaki
尾崎直道
— Golfer —
Personal information
Nickname Joe
Born (1956-05-18) 18 May 1956 (age 66)
Tokushima Prefecture, Japan
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 76 kg (168 lb; 12.0 st)
Nationality  Japan
Career
Turned professional 1977
Current tour(s) Champions Tour
Japan PGA Senior Tour
Former tour(s) Japan Golf Tour
Professional wins 38
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour 32 (4th all-time)
Other 6
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T33: 1990
U.S. Open T25: 1993
The Open Championship T38: 1998
PGA Championship T28: 1992
Achievements and awards
Japan Golf Tour
leading money winner
1991, 1999

Naomichi "Joe" Ozaki (尾崎直道 Ozaki Naomichi?, ジョー ) (born 18 May 1956) is a Japanese professional golfer.

Ozaki was born in Tokushima. He turned professional in 1977 and won 32 tournaments on the Japan Golf Tour between 1984 and 2005. He ranks fourth on the list of most Japan Golf Tour wins. He topped the money list in 1991 and 1999. He is fifth on the career money list (through 2014).

Ozaki played 185 times on the PGA Tour from 1984 to 2001, primarily from 1993 to 2001. His best finish was a T-2 at the 1997 Buick Open. His best finish in a major championship was a T-25 at the 1993 U.S. Open. He has featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Rankings.

In 2005, he came in third at the Champions Tour Qualifying Tournament, and he began play on that tour after turning 50 in May 2006. His best finishes are a playoff loss at the 2007 Boeing Classic and a T-2 in the 2010 Regions Charity Classic.

Ozaki played on the International Team in the 1998 Presidents Cup.

Ozaki's older brother, Masashi "Jumbo", topped the Japan Golf Tour money list twelve times, and another brother, Tateo "Jet", is also a professional golfer.

Professional wins

Japan Golf Tour wins (32)

Other wins (3)

Japan PGA Senior Tour wins

Results in major championships

Tournament 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T33 DNP DNP T45 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP T25 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship T62 CUT DNP DNP DNP T46 T39 DNP CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP WD T38 T45 CUT CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT CUT DNP T28 T44 DNP T31 CUT CUT T44 T70 CUT CUT

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = Withdrew
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances

This list may be incomplete.

See also

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