|Born||12 May 1996|
Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Weight||76 kg (168 lb; 12.0 st)|
|Current tour(s)|| European Tour |
Japan Golf Tour
|Highest ranking||69 (16 May 2021) |
(as of 18 July 2021)
|Number of wins by tour|
|Japan Golf Tour||5|
|Best results in major championships|
|PGA Championship||CUT: 2021|
|U.S. Open||T26: 2021|
|The Open Championship||CUT: 2021|
Rikuya Hoshino (born 12 May 1996) is a Japanese professional golfer. He has played full-time on the Japan Golf Tour since 2017 and has won five times on the tour.
Hoshino turned professional in August 2016. [ citation needed ]In early 2017, he won the Novil Cup on the Japan Challenge Tour.
Since 2017, Hoshino has played on the main Japan Golf Tour. His first win came in September 2018 at the Fujisankei Classic which he won by 5 strokes. With eight more top-10 finishes he finished 2018 as the 6th highest money winner on the tour. Hoshino qualified for the 2018 U.S. Open, his first major, where he missed the cut.
In May 2019, Hoshino lost in a playoff for the Kansai Open Golf Championship before winning his second Japan Golf Tour event at the Dunlop Srixon Fukushima Open in June, a tournament reduced to 54 holes. A third-place finish in the Japan PGA Championship the following week lifted him into the top-100 of the Official World Golf Ranking. Later in 2019, he finished runner-up in the RIZAP KBC Augusta.[ citation needed ]
Hoshino won the Fujisankei Classic for the second time in 2020, beating Mikumu Horikawa at the third hole of a sudden-death playoff.
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of|
|1||2 Sep 2018||Fujisankei Classic||−16 (68-68-66-66=268)||5 strokes||Shugo Imahira|
|2||30 Jun 2019||Dunlop Srixon Fukushima Open||−20 (67-64-65=196)*||2 strokes||Shota Akiyoshi|
|3||6 Sep 2020||Fujisankei Classic (2)||−9 (69-69-67-70=275)||Playoff||Mikumu Horikawa|
|4||25 Apr 2021||Kansai Open Golf Championship||−14 (66-67-68-69=270)||2 strokes||Chan Kim|
|5||16 May 2021||Asia-Pacific Diamond Cup Golf||−13 (72-65-69-69=275)||4 strokes||Juvic Pagunsan|
*Note: The 2019 Dunlop Srixon Fukushima Open was shortened to 54 holes due to weather.
Japan Golf Tour playoff record (1–1)
|1||2019||Kansai Open Golf Championship||Tomoharu Otsuki||Lost to birdie on fourth extra hole|
|2||2020||Fujisankei Classic||Mikumu Horikawa||Won with birdie on third extra hole|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of|
|1||2 Apr 2017||Novil Cup||−11 (71-68-66=205)||1 stroke||Kunihiro Kamii, Katsuyuki Sakurai|
Results not in chronological order before 2019 and in 2020.
|The Open Championship||NT||CUT|
CUT = missed the halfway cut
"T" = Tied
NT = No tournament due to COVID-19 pandemic
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