About Toru Suzuki

By J.D. Chi

A successful Japanese golfer, Toru Suzuki has won seven times on the Japan Tour. He has played sparingly on other tours and has made only a handful of appearances at golf's majors.

Early Professional Career

Between 1993-2004, Suzuki won seven times on the Japan Tour, including the prestigious Nikkei Cup (1994) and Casio World Open (2000). His most recent victory was at the Acom International in 2004. Suzuki nearly won three other tournaments, including the 2007 Sun Chlorella Classic, but lost in playoffs.

Recent Professional Career

Suzuki has experienced a bit of a renaissance in 2009, finishing in the top 10 three times, including a second-place finish at the UBS Japan Golf Tour Championship Shishido Hills.

In the Bag

Suzuki is sponsored by Mizuno and plays the company's MP-600 driver (8.5 degrees), F-60 woods, CLK Fli-Hi 23-degre hybrid and MP-60 irons (4-PW). He plays two MP T-Series wedges (53 and 58 degrees). He plays a Titleist Pro V1x ball.

Statistics

On the Japan Tour, Suzuki averages 279 yards off the tee, 1.78 putts per hole and a 71.5 scoring average. He struggles with accuracy, hitting only 50 percent of fairways and 61 percent of greens in regulation.

Personal

Suzuki was born on May 28, 1966, in Gifu, Japan, where he currently resides. He is 5-feet-11 and weighs 170 pounds.

About The Author

J.D. Chi is a professional journalist who has covered sports for more than 20 years at newspapers all over the United States. She has covered major golf tournaments and the NFL as well as travel and health topics. Chi received her Bachelor of Arts in professional writing from Carnegie Mellon University and is working toward a master's degree in journalism.

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