Kurt Kitayama is a professional golfer from the United States who plays on the European Tour and the Asian Tour.

He was born on January 30, 1993, in Chico, California, and attended the University of California, Berkeley.

Kitayama began playing golf at the age of four and grew up playing at the Butte Creek Country Club in Chico. He played college golf at UC Berkeley,

After college, Kitayama turned professional and began playing on the Asian Development Tour in 2015. He won his first professional tournament at the PGM

In 2018, Kitayama joined the European Tour after finishing tied for fourth at the European Tour Qualifying School. He won his first European Tour event at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open in December 2018

which was only his third start on the tour. He followed that up with another win at the Oman Open in February 2019,

Kitayama's success on the European Tour earned him a spot in the 2019 PGA Championship, his first major championship appearance. He missed the cut but gained valuable experience

Kurt Kitayama is a talented and rising star in professional golf. His success on both the European Tour and the Asian Tour demonstrates his ability to compete at the highest level