8 Things You Didn't Know About Kazuki Higa

We get to know the Japanese professional golfer a little better with these eight facts.

8 Things You Didn't Know About Kazuki Higa
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8 Things You Didn't Know About Kazuki Higa

1. Higa started playing golf at 10 years old, he attended Tohoku Fukushi University and turned professional in late 2017. Fellow Japanese professional Hideki Matsuyama also went to the same university.

2. Since turning professional, he has played primarily on the Japan Golf Tour. His first win was at the 2019 RIZAP KBC Augusta. He won again in 2021 at the Shigeo Nagashima Invitational Sega Sammy Cup. He led the Japan Tour Order of Merit in 2022.

3. He has four other Japan Golf Tour tournaments which are the 2022 Kansai Open Golf Championship, BMW Japan Golf Tour Championship, Shinhan Donghae Open and Dunlop Phoenix.

4. His first appearance in a Major Championship came at the 2022 Open Championship hosted at St Andrews. Unfortunately he missed the cut with rounds of 73 and 76. 

5. He was born in Okinawa, Japan on April 23rd, 1995. He is five foot two inches and yet despite this averages over 290 yards off the tee. As impressive as this is, he still rates below the Tour average on the PGA Tour.

6. Higa competed for Japan at the 2016 Eisenhower Trophy alongside Junya Kameshiro and Takumi Kanaya. 

7. He looks to have a variety of sponsors at the moment, including Bridgestone, Nippon, Ulticore and Mitsubishi Chemical.

8. Higa's best ranking on the Official World Golf Ranking is 67th. This came as a result of winning the 2022 Dunlop Phoenix Tournament. He saw off players like Mito Pereira, Tom Kim, and Corey Conners to win by three strokes. He shot rounds of 69-65-65-64. 

Sam Tremlett
E-commerce Editor

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is Golf Monthly's E-commerce Editor.

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This takes the form of buying guides, reviews, supporting gear content as well as creating deal content.

This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for, at a good price.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

Additionally Sam oversees Golf Monthly voucher/coupon content which seeks to find you the best offers and promotions from well-known brands like Callaway, TaylorMade and many more.

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a single-figure handicap. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Cobra LTDxLS (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Ping G430 Max (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour 3/Cuater The Ringer (For off the course he goes for Nike Jordan 1 Low G shoes as well)