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Satoshi Kodaira

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/11/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'7' / 150

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World No. 96 Satoshi Kodaira coasted to a bogey-free, 4-under-par 32-34=66 during round two of the Sony Open in Hawaii, claiming a spot inside the top 10 on the live leaderboard at 9-under 131.
In the field on one (of two) foreign exemptions given this week, Kodaira is making quick work of Waialae Country Club. He pelted 16 greens in regulation today, despite finding just eight (of 14) fairways on the day. That moves his GIR-ratio up to 31-of-36 on the week, good for T11 at the moment. The 27-year-old finished T81 (MDF) during his Sony Open debut last year, and it's shaping up to be a much better result this time around. Jan 13 - 6:21 PM

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Satoshi Kodaira made his debut at the 2016 Sony Open in Hawaii and returns this week for a second look at Waialae Country Club.

Kodaira calls the Japan Golf Tour home and he's won on his home circuit each of the past four seasons. The 27-year-old most recently hoisted the trophy at the 2016 Bridgestone Open, held in October. Last year he made his Sony Open debut and arrived without much form. He went on to post rounds of 68-67-74=209 en route to a T81/MDF on the week. Overall on the PGA TOUR he boasts 3-for-5 record, but that is a bit deceiving. Two of his "cuts made" came in no-cut Wolf Golf Championship events. In actuality, Kodaira has yet to post anything better than a T65 on the PGA TOUR and that makes him a relatively easy fade in fantasy games this week.
Jan 11 - 7:57 AM

At 13-under-par 71-62-70-72=275, Satoshi Kodaira emerged with a one-stroke victory at the Japan Open Golf Championship and an exemption into the 2016 Open Championship.

The Japan Open is a biggie on the Japan Golf Tour, so its winner is rewarded with a tee time at the year's third major. Kodaira's second round at Rokko Kikusai Golf Club's East Course in Kobe yielded a two-shot lead that he wouldn't relinquish. The 26-year-old dropped 11 birdies in that round alone; he totaled 23 for the week. In his Open Championship debut in 2013, he missed the cut at Muirfield, failing to break 80 in either round. Yuta Ikeda settled for runner-up honors today; he bogeyed the 72nd hole. Among the notables in the field, Adam Scott shared seventh place, eight swings back of Kodaira.
Sun, Oct 18, 2015 03:10:00 PM

Thanks to a strong run that culminated in a victory at last week's Japan Golf Tour Championship, Satoshi Kodaira has earned a berth in The Open Championship.

At the conclusion of today's Mizuno Open, the top two from the JGTO money list not already eligible for the field at Muirfield gained entry into the major. Hideki Matsuyama ranks first and has banked more than double that of Kodaira, but the 21-year-old phenom had already qualified. So, South Korea's Hyung-Sung Kim, who sits third in earnings, gets the exemption. Both Kodaira and Kim will be making their debuts in a major championship.
Sun, Jun 30, 2013 08:35:00 AM

Satoshi Kodaira recorded his first victory on his home circuit, emerging by one stroke at the Japan Golf Tour Championship at the West Course of Shishido Hills Country Club in the Ibaraki Prefecture.

Kodaira slept on a one-stroke margin after 54 holes and closed with a 2-under 35-35=70 to post 14-under 274. The 23-year-old, who sat 511th in the Official World Ranking entering the week but should rise to approximately 250th with the win, birdied four of his first six holes and picked off an eagle at the par-5 10th to help offset two bogeys and a double. Kiradech Aphibarnrat and S.K. Ho shared runner-up honors. Hideki Matsuyama, who tied for 10th at the U.S. Open, carded a 67 to lead the field in the finale, but he settled for a T7. While the breakthrough is satisfactory enough for Kodaira, because it came in the flagship event on the JGTO, he has also earned a tee time at Firestone for the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in August.
Sun, Jun 23, 2013 09:43:00 AM