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Japan’s Shingo Katayama looks to get back to consistent ways at the True Thailand Classic this week.
The 43-year-old, 29-time winner on the Japan Tour, perhaps most well-known outside his home island for a solo fourth at the 2009 Masters, is making his event debut at Black Mountain GC, but is 6-for-8 in Thailand, albeit with no top ten. He was last seen in the Singapore Open where he missed the cut, something of a rarity for him in recent times after he finished 2015 with a run of 13-for-13, 12 of them top 20 finishes including both a win in Taiheyo Masters and T13 in December’s Thailand Golf Championship. Tue, Mar 8, 2016 06:31:00 AM

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Shingo Katayama spun a 2-under-par 34-35=69 in the third round of The Open Championship, improving to 6-over 219.

Katayama joined Richard Sterne in the first group off in round three, and the two combined to post 5-under. Katayama circled four birdies to just two bogeys on his lap around Muirfiled. This marks the first time he's gained entry into the season's third major since 2006. In six previous starts, he's made half of his cuts with a 34th in 2003 the best.
Sat, Jul 20, 2013 07:11:00 AM

Shingo Katayama shot a 1-under-par 35-36=71 in the opening round of the Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup.

This will likely be the last you read on Katayama here until the end of the year when various qualifiers for the 2010 majors are determined. Due to his back, Japan's #1-rated golfer in the world rankings opted against competing in the U.S. and British Opens but has kept a regular schedule in his homeland.
Thu, Jul 23, 2009 01:36:00 PM

Shingo Katayama plans to return to competition at this week's Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup.

This is just a follow-up to his withdrawal at last week's British Open. He's withdrawn from the last two majors with a back injury but played in the Mizuno Open in his homeland in between.
Tue, Jul 21, 2009 01:50:00 PM

Shingo Katayama withdrew on Sunday from the British Open.

Injuries have plagued Katayama in the last couple of seasons. The reason given for today's withdrawal is a back injury, which is the reason that he had to withdraw from last month's U.S. Open and last year's British Open.
Sun, Jul 12, 2009 02:45:00 PM

Shingo Katayama withdrew from the U.S. Open this morning, citing an injury in his upper back.

Katayama is the fourth golfer to pull out of the major. He was replaced by David Erdy of Indiana, who was the first alternate at the Dayton, Ohio sectional. Erdy will join Zach Johnson and Lee Westwood in the early-late draw.
Mon, Jun 15, 2009 10:07:00 AM

Shingo Katayama crafted a 5-under-par 67 in the opening round of the Masters.

Benefited by benign conditions, Katayama hit 13 (of 14) fairways and 16 GIR, leading to six birdies (four on the back - 12, 13, 15 & 18). He replaces Tim Clark (68) as the clubhouse leader as all golfers have now teed off.
Thu, Apr 9, 2009 03:00:00 PM

Shingo Katayama defeated Trevor Immelman 3&2 in the first round in the Jones Bracket of the WGC-Match Play.

Katayama birdied holes 12, 13, 14 and 15, winning each, then closed out the reigning Masters champion with a par 3 at the 16th. It's just the second time in eight appearances that Katayama has won an opening round match. He'll take on Geoff Ogilvy in the second round.
Wed, Feb 25, 2009 04:03:00 PM

Shingo Katayama has qualified for the 2009 U.S. Open after finishing atop the Japan Golf Tour money list while sitting 34th in the world ranking.

The Top 2 players off the Japan Golf Tour money list are awarded spots at Bethpage Black in June as long as they are inside the Top 75 of the world ranking at the conclusion of this weekend's Golf Nippon Series JT Cup, which ends the JGTO season. Katayama, who won three times in Japan this year, posted his best finish (T-35) in six U.S. Open starts in 2002, the first time Bethpage hosted the event.
Sun, Dec 7, 2008 08:39:00 PM

Shingo Katayama withdrew from the PGA Championship on Wednesday, citing a recurring back injury.

Katayama withdrew early from the British Open with the same injury.
Thu, Aug 7, 2008 10:59:00 AM

Shingo Katayama withdrew on Monday from the British Open.

Katayama withdrew because of a back and knee injuries. He has been replaced in the field by American Lucas Glover, who has a T-10 and a T-12 in his last two tournaments on the PGA Tour.
Source: Reuters
Mon, Jul 16, 2007 02:12:00 PM