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  • Turned Pro
    2015
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    DEBUT

Kurt Kitayama

Kurt Kitayama
Runner-up to Xander Schauffele in the Genesis Scottish Open, thus earning himself the first of three St Andrews spots on offer as part of The Open Qualifying Series.

Runner-up to Xander Schauffele in the Genesis Scottish Open, thus earning himself the first of three St Andrews spots on offer as part of The Open Qualifying Series.

It will be his third successive appearance. After coming through the 2018 DP World Tour qualifying school, he won only his third event on the circuit less than three weeks later.

That was the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open and a mere three months after that his second success on the circuit came at the Oman Open, making him the fastest player ever to win twice and led to his Open Championship debut at Royal Portrush off the Tour’s “Race to Dubai” rankings.

Continued to impress, finishing third at the Italian Open, fourth at the French Open seven days later and then three weeks on was part of a six-way play-off for the Turkish Airlines Open won by Tyrrell Hatton. Just lost out to Robert MacIntyre in their duel to be Rookie of the Year.

Born in California, he attended the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and turned professional in 2015. His world ranking early in 2018 stood at 1,187th, but then came a victory on the Asian Development Tour.

Venue
Finish
R1
R2
R3
R4
Total
Par
St Andrews 2022
T72
68
73
73
73
287
-1
Royal St George's 2021
M/C
71
71
-
-
-
M/C
Royal Portrush 2019
m/c
74
71
-
-
-
M/C

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