Toru Taniguchi

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Toru Taniguchi
谷口 徹
Personal information
Born (1968-02-10) 10 February 1968 (age 53)
Nara Prefecture, Japan
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight72 kg (159 lb; 11.3 st)
NationalityFlag of Japan.svg  Japan
ResidenceNara Prefecture, Japan
Career
Turned professional1992
Current tour(s) Japan Golf Tour
Japan PGA Senior Tour
Professional wins21
Highest ranking 27 (16 December 2007) [1]
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour20 (Tied 9th all time)
Other1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2002, 2003, 2008
PGA Championship T68: 2012
U.S. Open T63: 2010
The Open Championship T37: 2001
Achievements and awards
Japan Golf Tour
leading money winner
2002, 2007

Toru Taniguchi (谷口 徹, Taniguchi Tōru, born 10 February 1968) is a Japanese professional golfer.

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Taniguchi was born in Nara. He has won 20 tournaments on the Japan Golf Tour (ranking 10th on the most career victories list), topped the money list in 2002 and 2007, and is fourth on the career money list (through 2018). In 2001, he reached the semi-finals of the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship.

He has featured in the top 30 of the Official World Golf Ranking and was the highest ranked Japanese golfer from 2007 to 2008.

Professional wins (21)

Japan Golf Tour wins (20)

Legend
Japan Opens (2)
Japan majors (5)
Other Japan Golf Tour (15)
No.DateTournamentWinning scoreMargin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
131 May 1998 Mitsubishi Galant Tournament −16 (71-65-65-67=268)1 stroke Flag of Japan (1870-1999).svg Kazuhiko Hosokawa
224 Sep 2000 Acom International −18 (69-68-65-64=266)6 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Yasuharu Imano
329 Oct 2000 Philip Morris Championship −12 (68-73-68-67=276)1 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Shingo Katayama, Flag of Japan.svg Hidemichi Tanaka
417 Mar 2002 Token Corporation Cup −16 (71-73-67-61=272)2 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Hirofumi Miyase
523 Jun 2002 Tamanoi Yomiuri Open −18 (65-69-67-69=270)2 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Satoru Hirota, Flag of Japan.svg Daisuke Maruyama
629 Sep 2002 Acom International (2)−16 (64-63-70=197)*1 stroke Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zhang Lianwei
713 Oct 2002 Georgia Tokai Classic −10 (72-69-69-68=278)2 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Nozomi Kawahara, Flag of Myanmar (1974-2010).svg Zaw Moe
817 Oct 2004 Japan Open Golf Championship −3 (68-68-75-74=285)4 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Toshimitsu Izawa, Flag of New Zealand.svg David Smail,
Flag of the Republic of China.svg Yeh Wei-tze
924 Oct 2004 Bridgestone Open −16 (66-71-69-66=272)1 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Shigeki Maruyama, Flag of Japan.svg Shinichi Yokota
1027 Nov 2005 Casio World Open −11 (70-70-68-69=277)2 strokes Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Jong-duck
1130 Jul 2006 The Golf Tournament in Omaezaki −11 (69-70-66-68=273)Playoff Flag of South Korea.svg Hur Suk-ho, Flag of Japan.svg Tomohiro Kondo
128 Jul 2007 Woodone Open Hiroshima −15 (67-64-68-70=269)Playoff Flag of Thailand.svg Prayad Marksaeng
1315 Jul 2007 Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup −12 (70-70-68-68=276)3 strokes Flag of Thailand.svg Prom Meesawat
1414 Oct 2007 Japan Open Golf Championship (2)−5 (75-70-72-66=283)2 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Shingo Katayama
1520 Sep 2009 ANA Open −16 (67-67-66-72=272)4 strokes Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Kyung-tae, Flag of Japan.svg Tsuneyuki Nakajima,
Flag of Japan.svg Kazuhiro Yamashita
1616 May 2010 Japan PGA Championship
Nissin Cupnoodles Cup
−10 (69-68-65-68=270)1 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Tetsuji Hiratsuka
1723 Oct 2011 Bridgestone Open (2)−15 (69-67-68-65=269)2 strokes Flag of Japan.svg Shingo Katayama, Flag of Japan.svg Hiroo Kawai,
Flag of Japan.svg Michio Matsumura, Flag of Japan.svg Koumei Oda
1813 May 2012 Japan PGA Championship
Nissin Cupnoodles Cup
(2)
−4 (65-70-76-73=284)1 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Keiichiro Fukabori
1921 Oct 2012 Bridgestone Open (3)−12 (66-71-69-66=272)1 stroke Flag of Japan.svg Hiroyuki Fujita
2013 May 2018 Japan PGA Championship (3)−6 (68-72-71-71=282)Playoff Flag of Japan.svg Yoshinori Fujimoto

*Note: The 2002 Acom International was shortened to 54 holes due to rain.

Japan Golf Tour playoff record (3–4)

No.YearTournamentOpponent(s)Result
1 2000 Mitsubishi Motors Tournament Flag of Japan.svg Hirofumi Miyase Lost to eagle on second extra hole
2 2006 The Golf Tournament in Omaezaki Flag of South Korea.svg Hur Suk-ho, Flag of Japan.svg Tomohiro Kondo
3 2007 The Crowns Flag of Japan.svg Hirofumi Miyase Lost to par on first extra hole
42007 Woodone Open Hiroshima Flag of Thailand.svg Prayad Marksaeng Won with birdie on first extra hole
5 2010 Tsuruya Open Flag of Japan.svg Hiroyuki Fujita Lost to birdie on third extra hole
6 2011 Golf Nippon Series JT Cup Flag of Japan.svg Hiroyuki Fujita Lost to par on second extra hole
7 2018 Japan PGA Championship Flag of Japan.svg Yoshinori Fujimoto Won with birdie on first extra hole

Japan PGA Senior Tour wins (1)

Results in major championships

Tournament19981999
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship
Tournament2000200120022003200420052006200720082009
Masters Tournament CUTCUTCUT
U.S. Open CUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUT
The Open Championship T37T69CUTCUTT60
PGA Championship CUTCUTCUTCUTCUTCUT
Tournament2010201120122013201420152016
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open T63CUT67CUT
The Open Championship T60CUTCUT
PGA Championship T68
  Did not play

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

Summary

TournamentWins2nd3rdTop-5Top-10Top-25EventsCuts made
Masters Tournament 00000030
U.S. Open 000000102
The Open Championship 00000094
PGA Championship 00000071
Totals000000297

Results in World Golf Championships

Tournament2001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013
Match Play 3R64R64
Championship NT1T59T26
Invitational WD71
Champions

1Cancelled due to 9/11

  Top 10
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
NT = No Tournament
Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.

Team appearances

See also

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References

  1. "Week 50 2007 Ending 16 Dec 2007" (pdf). OWGR . Retrieved 3 October 2019.