Okamoto, Ayako

Hometown:

JAPAN

Hiroshima

Year Inducted:

2005

Induction Category:

International

Birth Date:

Apr 02, 1951

Ayako Okamoto

LPGA Tour Wins: 17

  • 1982: Arizona Copper Classic
  • 1983: Rochester International
  • 1984: J&B Scotch Pro-Am, Mayflower Classic, Hitachi Ladies British Open
  • 1986: Elizabeth Arden Classic, Cellular One-PING Golf Championship
  • 1987: Kyocera Inamori Golf Classic, Chrysler-Plymouth Classic, Lady Keystone Open, Nestle World Championship
  • 1988: Orient Leasing Hawaiian Ladies Open, San Diego Inamori Golf Classic, Greater Washington Open
  • 1989: LPGA Corning Classic
  • 1990: Sara Lee Classic
  • 1992: McDonald’s Championship

Other Wins: 45

  • 1975: Mizuno Tournament
  • 1976: All-Star
  • 1977: World Ladies, Tohoku Queens, Asahi Toi, Japan Ladies Professional East vs. West
  • 1978: KTV Ladies Classic
  • 1979: JLPGA Championship, Tokai Classic
  • 1980: Kumamoto Chuo Ladies, Hokuriku Queens, Saikai National Park Ladies Open
  • 1981: Sanin Ladies Golf, KBS Ladies, Fuji Ladies Classic, Hokuriku Queens, Stanley Ladies, Japan Ladies Professional East vs West, Miyagi TV Women’s Open, Sanyo Queens
  • 1982: Tohato Ladies, Dunlop Ladies, JLPGA Championship, Tokai Classic
  • 1983: Sanyo Queens
  • 1984: Tsumura Itsuki Classic
  • 1986: Nichirei Ladies Cup
  • 1987: Konica Cup
  • 1989: Tokai Classic, Itoki Classic
  • 1990: JLPGA Championship, Lufthansa Ladies German Open
  • 1991: Yamaha Cup Ladies, Karuizawa 72 Tokyu Ladies, Kosaido Asahi Cup
  • 1992: Tohato Ladies, Fuji Sankei Ladies
  • 1993: Japan Women’s Open, Itoen Ladies
  • 1994: Tohato Ladies, Itoki Classic, Kosaido Asahi Cup
  • 1996: Fuji Sankei Ladies
  • 1997: Japan Women’s Open
  • 1999: Katokichi Queens

Awards & Honors

  • Golf
  • LPGA Player of the Year: 1987
  • Japan Professional Sports Grand Prize: 1987
  • LPGA Top 50 players and coaches, LPGA’s 50th Anniversary: 2000
  • Eighth player in LPGA history to cross $2 million in career earnings.