The Dunlop Phoenix Tournament will be streaming images of players from the driving range (Phoenix Golf Academy) live.
Also, certain holes of each round will be brought to you live on Thursday and Friday, as well as the 9th green which TV doesn’t broadcast will be shown on Saturday to Sunday.
At the end of each round, videos will be updated including highlights, interviews and High Speed Camera playback.
Live streaming will be performed according to the schedule listed below;
Time zone: UTC+9 (Tokyo)
-Live Stream (Hole No.13 - No.18)
-Live Stream (Hole No.9)
-Live Stream (Driving Range)
Streaming will be available via mobile devices. PC recommend for high definition images.
The 43rd Dunlop Phoenix Tournament will be held. The 84 top players are going to compete for the prize money total amount of $2,000,000 ($400,000 for a winner) at the Phoenix Country Club in Miyazaki from 17th to 20th November.
We finally announced the field including the Defending Champion Yusaku Miyazato who is the 8th Japanese winner of the tournament. He aims for a consecutive win. If he wins, he will be the 5th Defending Champion after Luke Donald’s achievement in 2012 and 2013. Among Japanese players, the record of a consecutive win at the tournament will be the first time in 20 years when Jumbo Ozaki has attained. Other Defending Champions are Larry Mize (1989-1990) and Tiger Woods (2004－2005).
The world’s top players from the PGA Tour will also join the tournament. The first time players to watch are Brooks Koepka, the World Rank 22nd (USA, 26 years old), Emiliano Grillo, the World Rank 24th and the 2015-2016 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year (Argentina, 24 years old), Justin Thomas, the World Rank 33rd (USA, 23 years old), Smylie Kaufman, the World Rank 84th (USA, 24 years old), and Harold Varner Ⅲ, the World Rank 187th (USA, 26 years old). Grillo, Kaufman and Thomas are the winners of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd tournaments of the 2015-2016 season.
The Golf Tour is now showing the change of generation with these players on 20's. This year all players of the tournament who join from the PGA Tour are also 20’s and play for the first time at the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament. Our tournament will show this change and reproduce "The Present World Golf" in Miyazaki. Come and watch us!!!
With the concept of "a tournament of global recognition" and "an opportunity to see the very best players live", the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament was established in 1974 inviting numerous top players from the PGA tour, such as "The Golden Bear" Jack Nicklaus. The first champion of the tournament was Johnny Miller, then referred to as "Miracle Johnny" with his unbeatable form of 8 PGA tour wins in a single year prior to his win in Japan. In 1977, Seve Ballesteros who was 20 years of age at the time, made a huge impact by winning back-to-back titles in Japan including the Japan Open and the Dunlop Phoenix. Since then, major tournament champions such as Tom Watson, Craig Stadler and Larry Mize have all placed their names on the prestigious trophy. Ernie Els claimed the title in 1993, and eventually Tiger Woods followed his predecessors by winning in 2004 and following it up with another win in 2005.
For the Japanese players, the tournament was renowned as "an overseas tournament played on home soil" with its high level of performance, and being crowned champion seemed a distant target for domestic players. Tommy Nakajima first broke this image by winning it in 1985, Jumbo Ozaki won it three in a row from 1994-96, and Shingo Katayama's success in 2000 led to a miraculous come-back for him to top the domestic money list from what seemed like an impossible deficit to overcome. Kaname Yokoo beat Tiger Woods to the title in 2002, and came face-to-face with the PGA champion once again three years later in a memorable playoff battle which he eventually lost.
Although not all have won the tournament, the very best players from around the world have participated in the past including Greg Norman, Phil Mickelson, Vijay Singh, John Daly, Nick Faldo, Fred Couples, Davis Love III, and Sergio Garcia. This is one of the biggest aspects of the Dunlop Phoenix and with it also boasting the largest prize money, is regarded as the most prestigious tournament in Japan.
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