Hideto Tanihara

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Hideto Tanihara
谷原 秀人
Personal information
Born (1978-11-16) 16 November 1978 (age 41)
Onomichi, Hiroshima, Japan
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight80 kg (180 lb; 13 st)
NationalityFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
Spouse Ayaka Nagate
Turned professional2001
Current tour(s) Japan Golf Tour
European Tour
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins14
Highest ranking 47 (4 June 2017) [1]
(as of 20 September 2020)
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour14
Asian Tour2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2007, 2017
PGA Championship T33: 2016
U.S. Open T51: 2016
The Open Championship T5: 2006

Hideto Tanihara (谷原 秀人, Tanihara Hideto, born 16 November 1978) is a Japanese professional golfer. He has won 14 tournaments on the Japan Golf Tour.


Professional career

Tanihara has won 14 tournaments on the Japan Golf Tour and featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking. His highest ranking came in June 2017 when he reached 47th. He finished tied for fifth place in the 2006 Open Championship and reached the semi-finals of the 2017 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. His best finish outside of Japan was a second place finish at the 2016 New Zealand Open, an official event on the Australasian Tour. He has represented Japan four times in the World Cup.

Personal life

On 14 July 2008, it was announced that he and actress Ayaka Nagate had married. [2]

Professional wins (14)

Japan Golf Tour wins (14)

Japan majors (1)
Other Japan Golf Tour (13)
No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
122 Jun 2003 Mandom Lucido Yomiuri Open −16 (65-71-64=200)*3 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Nobuhito Sato
221 Dec 2003
(2004 season)
Asia Japan Okinawa Open 1−9 (66-76-68-69=279)3 strokes Flag of South Korea.svg Joon Chung, Flag of Japan.svg Hiroshi Gohda,
Flag of Japan.svg Yūsaku Miyazato, Flag of South Korea.svg Ted Oh,
Flag of South Korea.svg Charlie Wi, Flag of Scotland.svg Simon Yates,
Flag of Japan.svg Tsuyoshi Yoneyama
34 Jun 2006 JCB Classic Sendai −18 (67-69-63-67=266)5 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Shingo Katayama
46 Aug 2006 Sun Chlorella Classic −5 (70-74-67-72=283)1 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Hiroyuki Fujita, Flag of Japan.svg Tetsuji Hiratsuka,
Flag of Thailand.svg Prayad Marksaeng, Flag of Japan.svg Katsumasa Miyamoto,
Flag of Japan.svg Masaya Tomida
52 Sep 2007 Fujisankei Classic −8 (67-71-67=205)*3 strokes Flag of Thailand.svg Prayad Marksaeng
69 Sep 2007 Suntory Open −8 (65-71-66=202)*2 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Toru Taniguchi
725 May 2008 Munsingwear Open KSB Cup −18 (65-67-65-73=270)3 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Shingo Katayama, Flag of Japan.svg Katsunori Kuwabara,
Flag of Japan.svg Nobuhito Sato
828 Sep 2008 Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open 1−16 (66-68-64-66=264)1 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Azuma Yano
929 Aug 2010 Vana H Cup KBC Augusta −22 (67-66-67-66=266)1 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Mitsuhiro Tateyama
1017 Nov 2013 Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters −13 (66-69-67-73=275)1 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Ryo Ishikawa, Flag of Japan.svg Masahiro Kawamura,
Flag of Japan.svg Tomohiro Kondo
118 Nov 2015 Heiwa PGM Championship −11 (67-67-66-69=269)2 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Yoshinori Fujimoto
123 Jul 2016 Shigeo Nagashima Invitational
Sega Sammy Cup
−14 (70-65-67-72=274)2 strokes Flag of Thailand.svg Thanyakon Khrongpha
1310 Jul 2016 Japan PGA Championship
Nissin Cupnoodle Cup
−22 (68-70-65-63=266)Playoff Flag of Japan.svg Toshinori Muto
146 Nov 2016 Heiwa PGM Championship (2)−12 (68-64-66-70=268)Playoff Flag of Japan.svg Yuta Ikeda

*Note: Tournament shortened to 54 holes due to weather.
1Co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour

Japan Golf Tour playoff record (2–2)

1 2013 Fujisankei Classic Flag of Japan.svg Hideki Matsuyama, Flag of South Korea.svg Park Sung-joon Matsuyama won with birdie on second extra hole
2 2014 ANA Open Flag of Japan.svg Katsumasa Miyamoto Lost to par on first extra hole
3 2016 Japan PGA Championship
Nissin Cupnoodle Cup
Flag of Japan.svg Toshinori Muto Won with par on first extra hole
42016 Heiwa PGM Championship Flag of Japan.svg Yuta Ikeda Won with birdie on first extra hole

Results in major championships

Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUTT5CUTCUT
PGA Championship T55
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open T51CUT
The Open Championship CUTCUTCUT
PGA Championship CUTT33T67
  Top 10
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied for place


TournamentWins2nd3rdTop-5Top-10Top-25EventsCuts made
Masters Tournament 00000020
U.S. Open 00000021
The Open Championship 00011171
PGA Championship 00000043

Results in World Golf Championships

Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.

Championship 70T32
Match Play 4
Invitational T50
Champions T54T20
  Top 10
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.

Team appearances



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  1. "Week 22 2017 Ending 4 Jun 2017" (pdf). OWGR . Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  2. "Golfer Tanihara Has Married Ayaka" (in Japanese). nikkansports.com. 15 July 2008.