THE TOP 25
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
Currently ranked 39th on the Official World Golf Ranking, ahead of such big-name players as Vijay Singh, Adam Scott and Tim Clark. ... Owns four career victories on the Japan Golf Tour, each of which came in a stellar 2009 season when he finished second on the money list. ... Finished 29th at last month's Masters Tournament, with rounds of 70-77-72-71.
"There were times I just couldn't read breaks on the greens well enough. To do better at the Masters, I have to know more about the Augusta greens and get used to them."
CAREER BEST FINISH:
Win, 2009 Japan PGA Championship; Win, 2009 Vana H Cup KBC Augusta; Win, 2009 Canon Open; Win, 2009 Bridgestone Open