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Sterne, 14 others, earn Masters' slots

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- South African Richard Sterne, ranked 113th in the world two weeks ago, used back-to-back golf tournament wins to secure a spot in the 2009 Masters.

McDowell wins playoff in South Korea

JEJU ISLAND, South Korea, March 16 (UPI) -- Graeme McDowell's birdie at the third playoff hole Sunday gave him the European Tour's Ballantine's Championship in Jeju Island, South Korea.

Fraser, Linag lead Singapore golf tourney

SINGAPORE, March 8 (UPI) -- Marcus Fraser and Wen-Chong Liang each carded eight-under-par 64s Thursday and lead after the first round of the Singapore Masters.

Harrington beats Woods at Miyazaki

MIYAZAKI, Japan, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Padraig Harrington beat Tiger Woods in a two-hole playoff Sunday to win the Dunlop Phoenix golf tournament at Miyazaki, Japan. The pair was tied for the lead when the final round began, and both shot 3-under 67 to finish regulation at 9-under-par 271.

Woods, Harrington are tied at Miyazaki

MIYAZAKI, Japan, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods and Padraig Harrington share the lead after three rounds of the European Tour's Dunlop Phoenix golf tournament at Miyazaki, Japan. Woods, the top-ranked player on the PGA Tour, struggled with his play Saturday. In rainy weather conditions, th

Woods moves into Dunlop Phoenix lead

MIYAZAKI, Japan, Nov. 17 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods, a two-time defending champion, shot a 5-under-par 65 Friday to take the lead at the halfway point of the Dunlop Phoenix golf tournament in Japan.

Katayama leads at Dunlop Phoenix

MIYAZAKI, Japan, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Shingo Katayama, riding a streak of seven birdies in 10 holes, shot 5-under-par 65 and grabbed the first-round lead at the Dunlop Phoenix tournament in Japan.

Tiger Woods loses in Match Play

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods, the top seed in the Bobby Jones bracket, was beaten by No. 5 Chad Campbell Friday in the third round of the Accenture Match Play Championships.

Favorites advance in match play

CARLSBAD, Neb., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Vijay Singh, Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson all advanced past the first round Thursday at the rain-delayed WGC Match Play Championship.

Woods survives scare in match play

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Tiger Woods birdied the final hole Wednesday to fight off an upset bid by John Rollins on the opening day of the WGC Match Play Championship.

Woods defends title in World Match Play

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Tiger Woods opens defense of his World Match Play Championship title against 69th-ranked John Rollins Wednesday at LaCosta in California.

Masters Pairings

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 12 (UPI) -- Pairings and starting times for Sunday's final round of the Masters. 54 hole scores in parenthesis. a-denotes amateur. Times EDT:

Revised Masters Pairings

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 10 (UPI) -- Pairings and starting times for the first two rounds of the Masters, both of which are scheduled to be played Friday, April 11. The schedule was revised after t

Masters Pairings

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 9 (UPI) -- Pairings and starting times for the first two rounds of the Masters as revised by tournament officials after rain forced a 30-minute delay in the start of the t

Masters Field

AUGUSTA, Ga., April 9 (UPI) -- Past performances of this year's competitors in the Masters. Listing appearances, including this year's (App.); number of cuts made (Cuts); number of top 10 fin
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Shingo Katayama
Shingo Katayama reacts to missing his putt on the sixth green of the U.S. Open at the Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania on June 14, 2007. Shingo Katayama ends the first day of play at two over par and is tied for fifth with 13 other players. (UPI Photo/Archie Carpenter)
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Shingo Katayama (片山 晋呉; born 31 January 1973) is a Japanese golfer.

Katayama was born in Chikusei, Ibaraki Prefecture. He turned professional in 1995 and has played full time on the Japan Golf Tour since 1997. He topped the Japan Golf Tour money list five times: 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, and 2008. He has won 26 tournaments on the Japan Golf Tour, ranking seventh on the career wins list and ranked fourth on the career money list with over 1.4 billion ¥.

Katayama has played in several major championships and World Golf Championships events, and his most notable achievement outside of Japan is his tied fourth place finish at the 2001 PGA Championship. He played the 3rd round with the champion David Toms. He was called "Cowboy Shingo" due to his distinctive cowboy-style hat. He has featured in the top thirty of the Official World Golf Rankings and is currently the highest ranked Japanese golfer. Placing fourth with a 10-under par at the 2009 Masters, he tied Toshimitsu Izawa (2001) for the best showing of a Japanese golfer at the tournament.

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