Who is Kurt Kitayama?
Kurt Kitayama (born Kurt Shun Kitayama) is a prominent American professional golfer who plays on the PGA Tour. He won the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open on the European Tour in December 2018 and the Oman Open in March 2019. In March 2023, he won the Arnold Palmer Invitational on the PGA Tour.
Kurt Kitayama Career
An Amateur Career
He finished tied for 3rd at the Callaway Junior World Golf Championships in 2009, 15-17 age category at the 2008 U..S Open course Torrey Pines, South Course, San Diego, California, against an international field including Bryson DeChambeau. He was then appointed 2009 Player of the Year by The Juniort Golf Association of Northern California. While attending the Ther University of Nevada-Las Vegas from 2011 to 2015, he was named to the Academic-All Mountain West team for three consecutive years. In 2014, he won the Jackrabbit Invitational held in Primm as well as in 2015. His best World Amateur Golf Ranking was 47th.
How Old Is Kurt Kitayama?
He is 30 years old as of March 2023, having been born on January 14, 1993, in Chico, California, U.S. Kurt Kitayama shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; Alejandro Rosario, ZHC, Grant Gustin, Mackenzie Turner, Dan Schneider, and many more.
Kurt Kitayama Family
Who are Kurt Kitayama Parents?
He was born to Clifford Kitayama (Father) and Rumiko Kitayam (Mother). His mother is from Japan. But his father’s whereabouts are not mentioned on the internet.
Does Kurt Kitayama have Siblings?
He has an elder brother by the name of Danel. His brother played golf at the University of Hawaii at Hilo from 2007 to 2008 and later came to work as a professional caddie.
Kurt Kitayama Education
He received his high school education at Chico High School where he graduated in 2011. While in high school, he was the Senior co-captain and starting point guard on the basketball team while leading the Panthers to a 27-2 record and the 2011 California Northern Section Title. After high school, he attended The University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Kurt Kitayama Marital Status
On his love life matters, he is seen as a person who hates drama and loves his privacy. He has managed to keep his marriage/dating low-key thus leaving many with a lot of unanswered questions. In case there is news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
Kurt Kitayama Kids
He does not have any kids as of March 2023. In case there is new news regarding this matter, we will update it here as soon as possible.
A Professional Career
In 2015, he turned professional. In 2016 and 2017, he played mostly on the Web.com Tour with little success and was ranked 1174 in the world at the end of 2017. He played mostly on the Asian Tour in 2018. And played a single Asian Development Tour event, the PGM Darulaman Championship in Malaysia which he won.
On the Asian Tour, he had some good finishes. Including; tied for 4th in the New Zealand Open, joint runner-up in the Royal Cup, and joint 4th in the Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup Golf, an event co-sanctioned with the Japan Golf Tour. That same year in November, he finished tied for 3rd place in the European Tour Q-School to earn a place on the 2019 European Tour. In just the second event of the season, the AlfAsia Bank Mauritius Open played in late 2018, he won by two strokes. The event was co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour and the Asian Tour.
Thus the win lifted him into the top 200 of the world rankings. He then became the fastest player in March 2019 to have two wins in European Tour history when he won the Oman Open in only his 11th career appearance. By finishing 23rd in the Korn Ferry Tour Finals in September 2021, he earned his PGA Tour card. The following year in February, he recorded a 3rd place finish at The Honda Classic. He went on to improve his performance, recording a T2 finish at the Mexico Open in May 2022. In March 2023, he earned his first-ever PGA Tour victory by winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational.
Kurt Kitayama Height and Measurements
Adding up to his well-built body is a height of 5ft 7 inches (1.7m) and a weight of 77kg (170 lbs).
Kurt Kitayama Salary and Net Worth
From his golf career, he has earned great success, as he has career earnings of $2,522,567 for the year 2022. And has an estimated net worth of around $5 million.