Yuri Fudoh: Japanese Golfer

August 2, 2008

Meet Yuri Fudoh, a professional golfer from Japan. See photos and a biography of Yuri below.

Japanese golfer Yuri Fudoh leads by one stroke Saturday after the third round at the Women’s British Open, finishing the day with a 3-under 69.

Fudoh was the biggest money winner on the Japanese LPGA circuit from 2000-2005, winning 45 tournaments. Fudoh credits veteran caddie Peter Coleman in helping her with her distance:

“He has helped on the distance and I think 50 percent of what I have done is because of the caddie,” Fudoh said through an interpreter.

As a biography, Yuri Fudoh was born on October 14, 1976 in Japan. She turned pro in 1996. She became the first player to win 10 tournaments on the Japan Golf Tour in 2003, even winning more money than the top male player on the circuit.

In 2004 she won the Ricoh JLPGA Tour Championship, Japan Women’s Open Championship, Golf 5 Ladies Open, Stanley Ladies Open, Resort Trust Ladies Open, Bridgestone Open and the Daikin Ladies Open.

In 2005 she won the Salonpas World Ladies Cup, Fujitsu Ladies Open, Konica Japan LPGA Championship, Golf 5 Ladies Open, Suntory Open, Salonpas World Ladies Cup and the Ito En Ladies Open.

She won the Accordia Golf Ladies Cup and the Life Card Ladies Open in 2006. In 2007, she won the Kosaido Cup and the Yonex Open.

Thus far in 2008, she has won the Accordia Golf Ladies Cup and the Meiji Chocolate Cup.

Click below for more photos of Yuri Fudoh.

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