• Kyodo


Toshinori Muto became the first golfer this season on the JGTO tour to lead from start to finish on Sunday, when he won the Kansai Open Championship for his fifth career victory.

The 34-year-old carded six birdies against four bogeys for a 2-under-par final round that put him at 18-under 266 for the tournament, finishing one stroke ahead of South Korea’s Kim Hyung Sung, who shot a 67.

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