Tadd Fujikawa : Hawaii's Teen Golf Sensation
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Welcome to Global Hawaii's Tadd Fujikawa fan page.  We will provide you with information on Tadd and links to keep you updated on Tadd's amazing career.  Tadd Fujikawa's fame began when he because the youngest golfer to qualifiy for the 2006 U.S. Open at Wing Foto Golf Club where he placed 140th.   he then became the youngest player in 50 years to make a PGA tour event cut on January 12, 2007 at the 2007 Sony Open in Hawaii playing aginst top names such as ViJay Sing, Jim Furyk, Paul Azinger and Michelle Wie Come back often to check out his progress.

Tadd finishes Sony Open in Hawaii 5 under

Tadd Fujikawa struggled on Sunday shooting 3 over par to finish 5 under at the Sony Open in Hawaii 10 strokes behind the leader but still good enough for a $29,237.14 paycheck.  Not bad for the 18 year old Moanalua High School senior.  I along with thousands of people from Hawaii followed Tadd around and while not magical it was great to see all the support of his gallery cheering his good shots and sharing the pain with him when some of his puts fell just short.  It was great just being part of his gallery.  Tadd kept a smile and gave it his all.  One of the things I noticed is even after a round that he said "I couldn't get anything going today" he stopped in the 18th hole tee and while waiting in a lengthily delay to tee off stopped to sign golf ball for the sign holder and the other support staff that followed him around and even some for the crowd.  Since turning pro Tadd has made just over $36,000.  Way to go Tadd.

 

Fujikawa has best round of day and is in contention at Sony Open in Hawaii 2009

On a day he called "moving day" Tadd Fujikawa certainly did that wowing the hometown gallery with a blistering hot 8-under part 62 today to vault from 51st place to the top of the leader board before ended up 2 strokes behind leader Zach Johnson in the third round at the Waialae Country Club.  Tadd has nine birdies and one bogey and also missed one eagle shot that just barely rimmed out.  When he finished his round he was atop the leader board (as shown in the picture above) and is now in contention to win the whole thing on Sunday.   Fujikawa said "I think my lowest tournament round so far was 65, but today it was 62... It was a good round."  Good round was certainly an understatement as it was the second best round EVER at the Sony Open second only to David Toms 61 in 2006.  We will be there cheering for Tadd on Sunday.  Good luck Tadd!

Fujikawa makes first PGA cut at Sony Open in Hawaii

Tadd Fujikawa made his first PGA cut at a professional golfer at the 2009 Sony Open in Hawaii by shooting an even par 140.  After starting the first round with a double bogey he battled the wind and rain to shoot two under for the rest of Thursday and Friday.  After making a birdie on the final hole Fujikawa said of making the cut "its and awesome feeling.  Earning my way in and then making the cut is just even better."  We wish Tadd best of luck over the weekend at the Sony and will be there on Sunday to see how he does.

 

Tadd qualifies for the Sony Open 2009.

Honolulu's Tadd Fujikawa at the age of 18 shot a 67 on Tuesday, January 13 to take one of the four qualifying spots for the 2009 Sony open.  He proclaimed "I'm very excited about being back at Sony... I've been really, really working hard.  All the help from coaches and support from family and friends and all my hard work is paying off."  As a local boy and graduate of Moanalua High School where Tadd is attending I wish him luck and will be on hand to watch him at the Sony Open.

Fujikawa makes first profession cut and goes on to win the Mid-Pacific Open

On April 20, 2008 Tadd Fujikawa made the first cut of his professional career and went on to win the 50th annual Mid-Pacific Open in Hawaii.  This tournament has a mixed field of amateurs and professionals mostly from Hawaii.  Tadd shot a 4 over 76 in the final round but was able to hold the seven stroke lead over David Ishii.  For this victory Tadd earned a paycheck of $13,500 and said "First cut as a pro, and first win as a pro.  Feeling pretty good."

 

Tadd Fujikawa and the 2008 Sony Open

Tadd Fujikawa received a sponsor's exemption to play in the 2008 Sony Open in Hawaii. He shot a 74 (+4) on each of the first two rounds and unfortunately failed to make the cut this time finishing tied for 120th place. 

HMAA Sponsors Fujikawa

On January 10 HMAA (Hawaii Medical Assurance Association), the premier health care provider for Hawaii businesses announced it will sponser teen sensation Tadd Fujikawa.  CEO John Henry Felix said "HMAA is proud to support Tadd Fujikawa... Tad is hard working, has the humility of a true champion and displays genuine aloha spirit.  He represents local values and is an outstanding ambassador for Hawaii.".  Fujikawa says "It feels really great to have a company like HMAA believe in me."  HMAA will be serving as the health insurer of Tadd Fujikawa Holdings, LLC which the family has established to support Tadd's pro career.

Aloha Petroleum Sponsors Fujikawa

On December 17, Aloha Petroleum announced that they will become Tadd Fujikawa's first corporate sponsor.  The sponsorship will allow Tadd to travel to play in golf tournaments against the best competition.  As an added bonus they also started a dollar club card program that will give 3 cents for each gallon of gas purchsed to junior golf.  Fujikawa sated "I think it's really important to give back to the community and give back to junior golf.  That's where I cam from and I think it shows that you can do anything if you put your mind to it."

Tadd Fujikawa Turns Pro

On July 12, 2007 Tadd Fujikawa announced to a crowd at Waialae Country Club that he will is turning pro.  After many months of attention and soul searching Fujikawa decided that becoming a professional was the way to accomplish his goals and dreams.  His professional debut will occur at the Reno-Tahoe Open in August.

 

Hawaii Teen Golf Sensation Tadd Fujikawa in contention at Sony

On January 13, 2007, Tadd Fujikawa continued his sensational run in the Sony Open in Hawaii shooting another 4 under par 66 to land in a tie for 8th place just 6 strokes behind leader Charles Howell III.  Fujikawa shot birdies on the 3rd, 5th, 6th, 9th, 11th and 12th hole as the Hawaii crowd roared on.  On Sunday Fujikawa shot a 2 over par 72 and finished tied for 20th place.

  

Tadd Fujikawa makes 2007 Sony Open Cut

On January 12, 2007, Tadd Fujikawa became the youngest player in 50 years to make a PGA Tour Cut.  This happened just 4 days after her turned 16.  Fujikawa exclaimed "Making the cut is an awesome thing for me right now.  I wish everybody in the world could feel what I'm feeling now."  Many of us in Hawaii did as I stood on the 18th hole with hundreds of other locals shouting at the top of my lungs as Tadd's EAGLE put sank on 18 giving him an awesome 4 under par for the day and a 3 under for the Sony Open putting him into 25th place and a chance to play into the weekend at beautiful Waialae Country Club.

 

Tadd Fujikawa qualifies for 2007 Sony Open

On December 19, 2006 Tadd Fujikawa battled against the mighty winds of Waialae and shot a 5 under par 67 to quality for the 2007 Sony Open to be played in January.  Fujikawa received the single amateur spot beating 11 others who earned a place on this year Governor's cup amateur team. 

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Tadd Fujikawa Biography

Name: Tadd Fujikawa
Birth date: January 8, 1991
Birthplace: Honolulu, HI
Height: 5'1"
Weight: 110 pounds
Father: Derrick Fujikawa
Mother: Lori Fujikawa
High School: Moanalua High school
Hobbies: Golfing, Judu, Piano, Volleyball, Fishing
Nickname: Taddster

Tadd Fujikawa Achievements

2007 Second youngest to make cut in PGA Tour Event (Sony Open)
2006 Rolex Junior All-America 2nd Team
2006 OCC Men's Invitational Champion
2006 U.S. Open championship youngest player in tournament history
3rd Pace 2006 Hawaii High School State Golf Championship

                                     

Tadd Fujikawa Facts and Notes

Tadd is a Sophomore at Moanalua High School in Honolulu Hawaii

He became the youngest player in 50 years to make the PGA Tour
cut at the 2007 Sony Open

Tadd Fujikawa Quotes
"I'm so excited... Making the cut is an awesome thing for me right now.  I
 wish everybody in the world could feel what I'm feeling now."
2007 Sony Open
Quotes about Tadd Fujikawa
"I've never played with him or talked with him.  It's great being how young he is.
 I'm rooting for him" - Michelle Wie
After Tadd qualified in the Sony Open
"Yes, because he shot 65 with me.  I was keeping his score and said 'This little
guy is beating me'  He played great -- all 5-foot-1 of him.  I was really impressed
with how he handled himself" - Golf Pro Steve Stricker
Who played with Tadd in the 2007 Sony Open Pro-Am when asked
if he could have predicted Tadds run at Sony.

 

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