Kurt Kitayama Biography – Kurt Kitayama Wiki
Kurt Kitayama is an American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. He has two European Tour wins, the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open in December 2018 and the Oman Open in March 2019.
A 2011 graduate of Chico High School, Kurt lettered three years with the golf program. He finished tied for third at the 2009 Callaway Junior World Golf Championships against an outstanding international field on a U.S. Open venue, Torrey Pines (South Course). He was the Northern California Player of the Year for JGANC in 2009 and was on the Junior America’s Cup team in 2009 and 2010.
He attended the University of Nevada-Las Vegas from 2011 to 2015, where he was named to the Academic All-Mountain West team for three consecutive years. He was the Michael Maze Award winner for 2012 and 2013, which is presented annually to the Rebel golfer who best exemplifies the spirit of Rebel golf.
Kurt turned professional in 2015. He played mostly on the Web.com Tour in 2016 and 2017. In 2018, Kurt played mostly on the Asian Tour. On the Asian Tour, he won the PGM Darulaman Championship in Malaysia.
In November 2018, Kurt finished tied for 3rd place in the European Tour Q-School to earn a place on the 2019 European Tour. He won his first European Tour title in only his third start since gaining his card through Qualifying School, at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open in December 2018. In March 2019, the golfer became the fastest player to two wins in European Tour history when he won the Oman Open in only his 11th career appearance.
In September 2021, he earned his PGA Tour card by finishing 23rd in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals.
Kurt Kitayama Age
He was born Kurt Shun Kitayama on January 14, 1993, in Chico, California, United States.
Kurt Kitayama Wife
Is Kurt Kitayama married? The golfer doesn’t have a wife.
Kurt Kitayama Parents
Kurt Kitayama’s parents are Clifford Kitayama and Rumiko Kitayama. His mother is from Japan.
Kurt Kitayama Family
He is the son of Clifford Kitayama (father) and Rumiko Kitayama (mother). He has an older brother, Daniel, who played at Hawaii-Hilo for two years.
Kurt Kitayama Net Worth
Kurt Kitayama’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million. A large portion of his net worth is from sponsorship deals and career earnings. He has sponsorship deals worth millions with TaylorMade Golf, MGM Resorts, Chervò USA, Nike Golf, Krown Produce and SBX Group among others.
Kurt Kitayama Career Earnings
Kurt Kitayama has earned $2,679,295 in career earnings on the PGA Tour and €3,159,535.31in career money won on the European Tour.
In 2022 on the European Tour, Kitayama earned €31,940.41 at The 150th OPEN, €862,323.89 at the Genesis Scottish Open and €9,505.01 at the U.S. OPEN.
In 2021, the golfer earned €1,014.51 BMW PGA Championship, €6,774.34 at the The 149th OPEN, €10,883.50 at the abrdn Scottish Open, €6,694.00 at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, €1,000.00 at the BMW International Open, €11,457.45 at the Porsche European Open, €26,804.80 at the Made in HimmerLand presented by FREJA, €2,615.60 at the U.S. PGA CHAMPIONSHIP, €1,000.00 at the Tenerife Open, €1,000.00 at the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open, €12,422.60 at the Austrian Golf Open, €1,000.00 at the Kenya Savannah Classic supported by Absa, €94,500.00 at the Magical Kenya Open presented by Johnnie Walker, €22,779.05 at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, €43,282.30 at the Saudi International powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers, €31,150.29 at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and €44,934.53 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship.
In 2020, Kitayama earned €8,440.00 at the U.S. Open, €2,629.12 at the ISPS HANDA Wales Open, €20,207.11 at the US PGA Championship, €36,176.91 at the WGC – Mexico Championship, €95,614.20 at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and €45,981.14 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA.
In 2019, Kitayama earned €24,414.50 DP World Tour Championship, Dubai, €37,349.54 at the Nedbank Golf Challenge hosted by Gary Player, €389,603.69 at the Turkish Airlines Open, €68,710.04 at the WGC-HSBC Champions, €80,000.00 at the Amundi Open de France, €397,965.68 at the Italian Open, €93,198.08 at the BMW PGA Championship, €21,700.00 at the KLM Open, €12,800.00 at the Porsche European Open, €5,328.12 at the 148th OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP, €34,158.46 at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, €22,000.00 at the BMW International Open, €6,014.00 at the Made in Denmark presented by FREJA, €18,095.16 at the US PGA CHAMPIONSHIP, €33,892.86 at the Trophee Hassan II, €15,010.53 at the Maybank Championship, €17,160.79 at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, €256,246.70 at the Oman Open, €1,400.00 at the ISPS Handa Vic Open, €4,286.50 at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, €12,597.67 at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship presented by EGA, €14,268.80 at the South African Open hosted by the City of Johannesburg, €158,500.00 at the Afrasia Bank Mauritius Open at Anahita and €7,717.94 at the Honma Hong Kong Open presented by Amundi.
In 2018, Kitayama earned €7,630.20 at the Hero Indian Open.
Kurt Kitayama Ethnicity
Kurt Kitayama is of Asian ethnicity. His mother is from Japan. Kitayama revealed about his heritage in an interview with the National Club Golfer, speaking about his favourite country to play golf in Asia. “I really like going to Japan. It’s where my mum’s from so that’s part of my heritage,” Kitayama said. “I love the whole culture there.”
Kurt Kitayama Height
He stands at a height of 5’7″ (1.7 m) and weighs 170 lb (77 kg).
Kurt Kitayama Instagram
His Instagram handle is @kurt_kitayama.