Maruyama, Appleby share Sony Open lead

HONOLULU, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Shigeki Maruyama and Stuart Appleby finished knotted for first place at 10-under-par 130 after Saturday's second round of the Sony Open in Hawaii.

Johnson leads Sony Open after three rounds

HONOLULU, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Former Masters champion Zach Johnson posted a 4-under 66 Saturday to take the third-round lead at the PGA Sony Open in Honolulu.

Maruyama leads in Hawaii

HONOLULU, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Shigeki Maruyama shot a 5-under 65 Thursday to take a one-shot lead after one round of the Hawaiian Open, the first full-field event on the PGA Tour this year.

Baird takes over lead on PGA Tour

AVONDALE, La., March 28 (UPI) -- Briny Baird fired a 3-under 69 Friday that pushed him into the lead after two rounds of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Five share 1st-round Hope Classic lead

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Joe Durant, Shigeki Maruyama, Mathew Goggin, Omar Uresti and Tim Petrovic shared the first-round lead Wednesday in the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic in California.

Chopra finishes off first PGA victory

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Daniel Chopra used a birdie at No. 16 Monday to seal his first PGA victory, winning the weather-delayed Ginn sur Mer Classic tournament in Florida.

Play suspended at the latest PGA event

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Daniel Chopra, Shigeki Maruyama and Fredrik Jacobson shared the fourth-round lead Sunday when the Ginn sur Mer Classic in Florida was suspended by darkness.

Chopra, Estes share lead at delayed PGA

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- The third round of the PGA's Ginn sur Mer Classic was suspended due to darkness Saturday with Daniel Chopra and Bob Estes tied at 16-under par.

Overton leads by 3 at Wyndham Championship

GREENSBORO, N.C., Aug. 18 (UPI) -- Jeff Overton posted a 6-under 66 Saturday to move into a three-shot lead after three rounds of the PGA Wyndham Championship at Greensboro, N.C.

Appleby in first place at A&T National

BETHESDA, Md., July 7 (UPI) -- Stuart Appleby shot a 2-under 68 Saturday to take a two-stroke lead after three rounds of the AT&T National at Congressional in Bethesda, Md.

Points grabs the lead in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- D.A. Points was the leader Friday at the PGA's Las Vegas International Golf Tournament (the Frys.com Open).

Rose, Cejka are co-leaders in San Antonio

SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Justin Rose and Alex Cejka fired 6-under 64 Thursday and are co-leaders after one round of the PGA's Texas Open in San Antonio.

John Rollins wins the B.C. Open

ENDICOTT, N.Y., July 23 (UPI) -- John Rollins won the B.C. Open Golf Tournament Sunday at Endicott, N.Y., getting his first win on the PGA Tour.

Jobe heads the Buick leaderboard

LA JOLLA, Calif., Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Brandt Jobe sits alone at the top after two rounds of the Buick Invitational Golf Tournament at La Jolla, Calif.

Wes Short wins the Michelin Championship

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Wes Short Jr. parred the second playoff hole Sunday to beat Jim Furyk and win the Michelin Championship at Las Vegas.
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Shigeki Maruyama
Shigeki Maruyama walks on to the green on the 15th hole during the final round at the inaugural AT&T National PGA event on July 7, 2007 at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Md. Maruyama finished with score of 281. K. J. Choi won the tournament with a 9 under par for a score of 271. (UPI Photo/Mark Goldman)

Shigeki Maruyama (丸山茂樹, Maruyama Shigeki; born 12 September 1969) is a Japanese professional golfer.

Maruyama was born in Chiba. He attended Nihon University and turned professional in 1992. He is known for his ever-present smile on the golf course which has given rise to his nickname of the "Smiling Assassin". He began his career on the Japan Golf Tour, quickly becoming one of the leading players on that tour. Two excellent finishes in World Golf Championships events in 1999 helped to earn him membership of the U.S. based PGA Tour for the 2000 season, and he has played mainly in America since then. He has three PGA Tour victories. At the end of the 2008 season he announced he was returning to Japan after failing to maintain full playing rights on the PGA Tour.

Maruyama was a member of The International Team in the Presidents Cup in 1998 and 2000. His performance in 1998 brought him worldwide attention as he was the star performer in the tournament with a 5-0-0 win-loss-tie record.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Shigeki Maruyama."
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