• Kyodo


Last year’s money winner Toru Taniguchi beat Keiichiro Fukabori 3 and 2 in the first round of the Japan PGA Matchplay Championship on Thursday.

Elsewhere, Hidemasa Hoshino thrashed Katsuyoshi Tomori 6 and 5 over 18 holes at the Nidom Classic Golf Course while Yasuharu Imano downed defending champion Nobuhito Sato after going 2-up over the 6,957-yard course.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.