The Chico, Calif., native will make his U.S. Open debut after being among the top 70 of the Official World Golf Ranking as of the March 15, 2020 deadline. Since turning professional in 2015, Kitayama has bounced around various tours. He has toiled on the Web.com Tour (now Korn Ferry Tour), Asian Tour and European Tour. He owns three professional victories, including two on the European Tour. He won the 2019 Oman Open and the 2018 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open, which was co-sanctioned with the Asia Tour and Sunshine Tour. Kitayama played for the University of Nevada-Las Vegas from 2011-15. Last year, Kitayama played in two major championships, tying for 64th in the PGA Championship and missing the cut in the Open Championship.
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