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Satoshi Kodaira

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (28) / 9/11/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'7" / 150

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Satoshi Kodaira will make his third straight appearance at Wailalae Country Club as he preps for this week's Sony Open in Hawaii.
World No. 51 cracked the field through a sponsor's exemption. He finished T81 during his 2016 debut and returned last year to post a T49. More recently he's been spending his time on the Japan Golf Tour. He finished 2017 ranked 2nd in the order of merit. That includes a pair of wins on his home tour. Kodaira's best finish on the PGA TOUR is a T46 during the 2017 U.S. Open. It's possible that he's still learning how to settle into a PGA TOUR event, but for the most part gamers can safely avoid him in all fantasy formats and not miss out on much. Jan 9 - 7:36 PM

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Making his tournament debut, World No. 119 Satoshi Kodaira fashioned a 4-under-par 34-33=67 in the third round of the 99th PGA Championship for a 54-hole total of 1-over 214, up 50 spots on the live leaderboard to T20 and matching J.B. Holmes for the low round in the clubhouse.

This is the 27-year-old's fourth overall major appearance with one prior cash, a T46 at the 2017 U.S. Open (Erin Hills), which also doubles as a career-TOUR-best in eight career events. He's 3-for-3 on TOUR in 2017, with all three finishes falling in between 46th and 49th place. After kicking off in 71-76, Kodaira began T70 on 5-over, one of six players to make the cut on the number, and found 10 (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, losing 0.796 strokes off-the-tee but gaining 3.010 approaching-the-green. He offset three bogey-5s at Nos. 1 (3-putt from 78'8"), 3 (3-putt from 38'4") and 12, with seven circles at 2, 5, 8, 11, 13, 14 and 16, two from between 21 and 39 feet, adding a 16-footer from the fringe at 16. Kodaira recorded 1.636 putts per GIR and 2.131 SG: Putting, taking just 25 total putts.
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 06:29:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jan 13, 2017 06:21:00 PM

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.
Wed, Jan 11, 2017 07:57:00 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