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Ozaki becomes oldest winner in Japan

Jumbo Ozaki became the oldest player to win a title on the Japanese tour, capturing the $926,000 Sun-Chlorella Classic in a playoff today.

The 53-year-old Japanese star birdied the first playoff hole to beat Shoichi Yamamoto. This was Ozaki's 112th victory in 30 years as a pro but his first in 13 months.

Yamamoto, a 36-year-old journeyman who has yet to win on tour, started the final round with a two-stroke lead. Ozaki (68) and Yamamoto (70) finished regulation at 12-under-par 276.

Teruo Sugihara was a month younger than Ozaki is now when he won the Daikyo Open in 1990.

Ozaki earned $185,200 for his victory. Yamamoto took home $92,600 in his best finish since joining the tour in 1985.

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