Shigeki Maruyama

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Shigeki Maruyama
Maruyama Shigeki 2006.jpg
Personal information
Nickname The Smiling Assassin
Born (1969-09-12) 12 September 1969 (age 49)
Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb; 11.5 st)
Nationality  Japan
College Nihon University
Turned professional 1992
Current tour(s) Japan Golf Tour
PGA Tour
Professional wins 13
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 3
Japan Golf Tour 10
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament T14: 2002
U.S. Open T4: 2004
The Open Championship T5: 2002
PGA Championship T22: 2001

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

Maruyama was born in Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan, near Tokyo. 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. 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. He had a 5–0–0 win-loss-tie record in the 1998 matches.

He has featured in the top 20 of the Official World Golf Ranking.

On 5 June 2000, he shot a first round 58 at Woodmont Country Club (South Course) in Rockville, Maryland while qualifying for the 2000 U.S. Open. This round ties the score achieved by Jim Furyk on the final round of the Travelers Championship on 2016.

Professional wins (13)

PGA Tour wins (3)

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of victory Runner-up
1 15 Jul 2001 Greater Milwaukee Open −18 (68-65-67-66=266) Playoff United States Charles Howell III
2 12 May 2002 Verizon Byron Nelson Classic −14 (67-63-68-68=266) 3 strokes United States Ben Crane
3 19 Oct 2003 Chrysler Classic of Greensboro −22 (65-64-70-67=266) 5 strokes United States Brad Faxon

PGA Tour playoff record (1–0)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 2001 Greater Milwaukee Open United States Charles Howell III Won with birdie on first extra hole

Japan Golf Tour wins (10)

Results in major championships

Tournament 1996 1997 1998 1999
Masters Tournament CUT T31
U.S. Open
The Open Championship T14 T10 T29 CUT
PGA Championship T23 T65 CUT
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
Masters Tournament T46 CUT T14 CUT CUT CUT CUT
U.S. Open CUT T16 CUT T4 T33
The Open Championship T55 CUT T5 CUT T30 CUT
PGA Championship T46 T22 T43 T48 CUT CUT CUT
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied


Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 3
U.S. Open 0 0 0 1 1 2 5 3
The Open Championship 0 0 0 1 2 3 10 6
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 2 10 6
Totals 0 0 0 2 3 8 34 18
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 5 (2001 PGA – 2002 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1 (three times)

Results in World Golf Championships

Tournament 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Mexico Championship T50 NT1 WD T16 T11
Match Play QF R16 QF R32 R64 R64 R32
Bridgestone Invitational 6 T15 T31 T36 T27 T46
HSBC Champions WD

1Cancelled due to 9/11

  Top 10
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
WD = withdrew
"T" = tied
Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.

Team appearances



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