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Shunsuke Sonoda

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Nationality  Japan
Masters Tournament  DNP
Height  1.77 m
Japan golf tour  2
Turned professional  2010
Role  Golfer
Current tours  Japan Golf Tour

College  Meiji University
Name  Shunsuke Sonoda
Education  Meiji University
Residence  Otaku Tokyo
U.S. Open  CUT: 2015
Weight  86 kg
Professional wins  2
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Born  26 September 1989 (age 26) Tokyo, Japan (1989-09-26)

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Shunsuke Sonoda (薗田 峻輔, Sonoda Shunsuke, born 26 September 1989) is a Japanese professional golfer.


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Sonoda was born in Tokyo. He was first trained by his father. After that he has been taught by golf teaching pro, Todd Baker, since he was 10 years old. When Sonoda visited Gold Coast, Australia with his family at age 13, he decided to study in Gold Coast because the town has many golf courses. He spent two years in a junior high school there to pursue his golf game further. He won the Japan National Junior Golf Championship. He decided to return Japan to enter the Suginami-Gakuin High School. He was a high school teammate of Ryo Ishikawa. Ishikawa calls him "King" as he swept all the junior tournaments. They first met in elementary school. In his sophomore year at the Meiji University, he qualified for Japan Golf Tour.

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Sonoda began playing on the Japan Golf Tour in 2010 and won the 2010 Gateway to the Open Mizuno Open Yomiuri Classic. This victory earned him an exemption into the 2010 Open Championship.

Japan Golf Tour wins (2)

  • 2010 Gateway to the Open Mizuno Open Yomiuri Classic
  • 2013 Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup
  • Results in major championships

    DNP = Did not play
    CUT = missed the half-way cut
    "T" indicates a tie for a place
    Yellow background for top-10

    Team appearances


  • Eisenhower Trophy (representing Japan): 2008
  • Professional

  • Royal Trophy (representing Asia): 2011
  • References

    Shunsuke Sonoda Wikipedia