Cited from JAPAN GOLF TOUR ORGANIZATION
The JGTO The Japan PGA Championship was held at Eniwa Country Club (7,441 yards/par 72) in Hokkaido.
”The Japan PGA Championship", the oldest tournament in Japan to determine the best professional golfer in Japan this year. Kensei Hirata, who started the final day in the lead, increased two strokes on the front nine and briefly fell behind, but made a series of birdies on his signature back nine to overtake his rivals and win the PGA Tour title by 277 strokes, 11 under par, for his second win on the tour. The second place finishers were Taiga Semikawa and Takumi Kanaya.
On the first hole, Hirata was in the last group for the first time on the final day, and he made a birdie on the downhill break to left. It was a great start. However, he made bogeys at the 6th, 7th, and 9th holes. All of them were three-putt bogeys.
But, he made a birdie on the par-5 12th hole and par on the par-3 13th hole. And the leaderboard on the 14th hole confirmed that Hirata himself was once again in a tie for the lead. Then, on that 14th hole, his tee shot flew into the right rough. His second shot, with 185 yards remaining, stopped at the left green collar. His ball is 15 meters to the cup but he made birdie it. At the 15th hole, a par 4, he made his second shot 4 meters to the pin and made it for consecutive birdies.
Mizuno ST-X 230 10.5 degrees
Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond 3W (15.0 degrees)
Taylormade STEALTH PLUS+ 5W (19.0 degrees)
Mizuno Mizuno Pro FLI-HI 3U (19.0 degrees)
Mizuno MP FLI-HI 4U (24.0 degrees)
Mizuno JPX 923 TOUR 5I-9I
Mizuno T22 46,50,54 degrees
Mizuno Mizuno Pro S18 58 degrees
Odyssey EXO Rossie
Srixon Z-Star Diamond