Japanese 15-year-old Minami Katsu became the youngest winner in the history of the Japan LPGA tour by shooting a 4-under 68 on Sunday to take out the Vantelin Ladies Open.
Japan's Hiroshi Iwata and Yoshinobu Tsukada, China's Ashun Wu and Chinese Taipei amateur Cheng-Tsung Pan all qualified for the Open Championship through a 36-hole qualifier in Thailand on Friday.
The Thailand Open, slated for March 13-16, has been postponed after the government declared a 60-day state of emergency, according to the OneAsia Tour, which co-sanctions the event with the Japan Golf Tour Organization.
Hideki Matsuyama has withdrawn from the Sony Open because of a wrist injury.
Hideki Matsuyama has become the first rookie to claim the Japanese tour's money title with a win at the Casio World Open.
Hideki Matsuyama is the second player this year to get a one-shot penalty for slow play in a major.
Australia's Brendan Jones shot a 4-under 68 on Sunday to win the Mizuno Open and earn a spot in the field for the British Open.
Australian Brad Kennedy shot a 6-under 66 on Sunday to win his first tournament in Japan at the Mizuno Open while earning a place at next month's British Open.
Spain's Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano made four straight birdies on the back nine in a 5-under 66 to take a one-stroke lead Friday in the Dunlop Phoenix.
For months now, the battered country of Japan has been looking for a lift.
Ryo Ishikawa departed for the U.S. Open on Friday after apologizing to fans and sponsors for driving with an international driver's license that wasn't valid in Japan.
Richie Ramsay of Scotland is back on the waiting list for the U.S. Open.
Ryo Ishikawa is among seven players who no longer have to qualify for the U.S. Open.
Prom Meesawat of Thailand and Jason Knutzon of the United States will make their British Open debuts in July after grabbing two of four reserved spots in an international qualifier on Friday.
Japan's Kodai Ichihara shot a seven under 65 to take a one-stroke lead after the first round of the International qualifying tournament for the British Open.
Ryo Ishikawa, the 18-year-old star who won the money list on the Japan Golf Tour last year, will make his first start on the PGA Tour at the Northern Trust Open at Riviera.