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Takumi Kanaya

takumi kanaya

Takumi Kanaya

Born: 23 May 1998
Birthplace: Hiroshima, Japan
College: Tohoku Fukushi University
Resides: Japan

Major Wins: 0
Euro or PGA Tour Wins: 0
Other Wins: 3

Grass Preference: Unknown
Significant Life Events: Yes
GBC Wind Performance Rating: ⭐⭐⭐
GBC Pressure Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐


Takumi had an outstanding amateur career, holding the number 1 ranking for 55 weeks.  He won the 2018 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship and made the cut at the Masters in 2019.  Not content with winning amateur events, Takumi won the 2019 Mitsui Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters on the Japanese Tour before turning pro.  

It was a smooth transition to the paid ranks as towards the end of 2021 he won the Dunlop Phoenix on the Japanese Tour and posted several top 5 finishes.

Takumi stormed up the rankings in 2021 with a win and 12 other top 10 finishes in Japan, to reach 50th in the world.

Significant info

Takumi only turned pro in 2020.

Pressure Performance Analysis

Takumi has won three times on the Japanese Tour already and looks primed to win at higher levels.  His Golf Betting Club Pressure Performance Rating is set at ⭐⭐⭐⭐.

April 2021

✅ Jointly led going into the final round of the Token Homemate Cup.  Shot a final round 70 to win by one shot.  Note - This was a three round event.

December 2020
Takumi was two shots back going into the final round of the Golf Nippon Series JT Cup.  Shot a 70 to slip from 3rd to 5th.

November 2020
✅ One shot behind with 18 holes remaining, Takumi shot a 69 to force a playoff with Tomohiro Ishizaka.  Takumi would win the playoff.


Stays Hot 
Takumi posted a series of back to back top 10's in 2021 and 2020.

Events to back Kanaya

Zozo Championship
Takumi was 7th here in 2021 and it's a home fixture for him.

Playoff Record


Significant Quotes

2020 Dunlop Phoenix
"I knew that if I don't win my second victory since the Taiheiyo Masters, I won't be able to gain recognition so I really wanted to win as fast as I could."