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|Born||10 February 1968|
Nara Prefecture, Japan
|Height||1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||72 kg (159 lb; 11.3 st)|
|Residence||Nara Prefecture, Japan|
|Current tour(s)|| Japan Golf Tour |
Japan PGA Senior Tour
|Highest ranking||27 (16 December 2007)|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Japan Golf Tour||20 (Tied 9th all time)|
|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|
Toru Taniguchi (谷口 徹, Taniguchi Tōru, born 10 February 1968) is a Japanese professional golfer.
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.
|Japan Opens (2)|
|Japan majors (5)|
|Other Japan Golf Tour (15)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of|
|1||31 May 1998||Mitsubishi Galant Tournament||−16 (71-65-65-67=268)||1 stroke||Kazuhiko Hosokawa|
|2||24 Sep 2000||Acom International||−18 (69-68-65-64=266)||6 strokes||Yasuharu Imano|
|3||29 Oct 2000||Philip Morris Championship||−12 (68-73-68-67=276)||1 stroke||Shingo Katayama, Hidemichi Tanaka|
|4||17 Mar 2002||Token Corporation Cup||−16 (71-73-67-61=272)||2 strokes||Hirofumi Miyase|
|5||23 Jun 2002||Tamanoi Yomiuri Open||−18 (65-69-67-69=270)||2 strokes||Satoru Hirota, Daisuke Maruyama|
|6||29 Sep 2002||Acom International (2)||−16 (64-63-70=197)*||1 stroke||Zhang Lianwei|
|7||13 Oct 2002||Georgia Tokai Classic||−10 (72-69-69-68=278)||2 strokes||Nozomi Kawahara, Zaw Moe|
|8||17 Oct 2004||Japan Open Golf Championship||−3 (68-68-75-74=285)||4 strokes|| Toshimitsu Izawa, David Smail,|
|9||24 Oct 2004||Bridgestone Open||−16 (66-71-69-66=272)||1 stroke||Shigeki Maruyama, Shinichi Yokota|
|10||27 Nov 2005||Casio World Open||−11 (70-70-68-69=277)||2 strokes||Kim Jong-duck|
|11||30 Jul 2006||The Golf Tournament in Omaezaki||−11 (69-70-66-68=273)||Playoff||Hur Suk-ho, Tomohiro Kondo|
|12||8 Jul 2007||Woodone Open Hiroshima||−15 (67-64-68-70=269)||Playoff||Prayad Marksaeng|
|13||15 Jul 2007||Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup||−12 (70-70-68-68=276)||3 strokes||Prom Meesawat|
|14||14 Oct 2007||Japan Open Golf Championship (2)||−5 (75-70-72-66=283)||2 strokes||Shingo Katayama|
|15||20 Sep 2009||ANA Open||−16 (67-67-66-72=272)||4 strokes|| Kim Kyung-tae, Tsuneyuki Nakajima,|
|16||16 May 2010|| Japan PGA Championship|
Nissin Cupnoodles Cup
|−10 (69-68-65-68=270)||1 stroke||Tetsuji Hiratsuka|
|17||23 Oct 2011||Bridgestone Open (2)||−15 (69-67-68-65=269)||2 strokes|| Shingo Katayama, Hiroo Kawai,|
Michio Matsumura, Koumei Oda
|18||13 May 2012|| Japan PGA Championship|
Nissin Cupnoodles Cup (2)
|−4 (65-70-76-73=284)||1 stroke||Keiichiro Fukabori|
|19||21 Oct 2012||Bridgestone Open (3)||−12 (66-71-69-66=272)||1 stroke||Hiroyuki Fujita|
|20||13 May 2018||Japan PGA Championship (3)||−6 (68-72-71-71=282)||Playoff||Yoshinori Fujimoto|
*Note: The 2002 Acom International was shortened to 54 holes due to rain.
Japan Golf Tour playoff record (3–4)
|1||2000||Mitsubishi Motors Tournament||Hirofumi Miyase||Lost to eagle on second extra hole|
|2||2006||The Golf Tournament in Omaezaki||Hur Suk-ho, Tomohiro Kondo|
|3||2007||The Crowns||Hirofumi Miyase||Lost to par on first extra hole|
|4||2007||Woodone Open Hiroshima||Prayad Marksaeng||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|5||2010||Tsuruya Open||Hiroyuki Fujita||Lost to birdie on third extra hole|
|6||2011||Golf Nippon Series JT Cup||Hiroyuki Fujita||Lost to par on second extra hole|
|7||2018||Japan PGA Championship||Yoshinori Fujimoto||Won with birdie on first extra hole|
|The Open Championship||CUT|
|The Open Championship||T37||T69||CUT||CUT||T60|
|The Open Championship||T60||CUT||CUT|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
|The Open Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||9||4|
1Cancelled due to 9/11
QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
NT = No Tournament
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