THE TOP 25
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN:
Owns seven career titles on the Japan Golf Tour, where last season he became the youngest player ever to win the money title. ... Shot 12-under 58 on Sunday to win The Crowns after playing the opening 54 holes in just 1 under par. ... Has competed in four major championships, making one cut -- a T-56 finish at the 2009 PGA Championship. ... Posted a 3-2-0 record for the International team at last year's Presidents Cup.
"I'll be looking forward to playing in America and in foreign lands. I think playing in other countries is going to help my golf game, and obviously in the end, I would like to play on the PGA Tour."
CAREER BEST FINISH:
Eight professional wins, including a victory at The Crowns on the Japan Tour on Sunday.