Toru Taniguchi

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Toru Taniguchi
谷口 徹
— Golfer —
Personal information
Born (1968-02-10) 10 February 1968 (age 46)
Nara Prefecture, Japan
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight 72 kg (159 lb; 11.3 st)
Nationality  Japan
Residence Nara Prefecture, Japan
Career
Turned professional 1992
Current tour(s) Japan Golf Tour
Professional wins 19 (10th all-time)
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour 19
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 2002, 2003, 2008
U.S. Open T63: 2010
The Open Championship T37: 2001
PGA Championship T68: 2012
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.

Taniguchi was born in Nara. He has won 19 tournaments on the Japan Golf Tour (ranking 10th on the most career victories list), topped the money list in 2002 and 2007, and is fifth on the career money list (through 2009). 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[edit]

Japan Golf Tour wins (19)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 31 May 1998 Mitsubishi Galant Tournament −16 (71-65-65-67=268) 1 stroke Japan Kazuhiko Hosokawa
2 24 Sep 2000 Acom International −18 (69-68-65-64=266) 6 strokes Japan Yasuharu Imano
3 29 Oct 2000 Philip Morris Championship −12 (68-73-68-67=276) 1 stroke Japan Shingo Katayama, Japan Hidemichi Tanaka
4 17 Mar 2002 Token Corporation Cup −16 (71-73-67-61=272) 2 strokes Japan Hirofumi Miyase
5 23 Jun 2002 Tamanoi Yomiuri Open −18 (65-69-67-69=270) 2 strokes Japan Satoru Hirota, Japan Daisuke Maruyama
6 29 Sep 2002 Acom International −16 (64-63-70=197) 1 stroke China Zhang Lian-wei
7 13 Oct 2002 Georgia Tokai Classic −10 (72-69-69-68=278) 2 strokes Japan Nozomi Kawahara, Burma Zaw Moe
8 17 Oct 2004 Japan Open −3 (68-68-75-74=285) 4 strokes Japan Toshimitsu Izawa, New Zealand David Smail,
Taiwan Yeh Wei-tze
9 24 Oct 2004 Bridgestone Open −16 (66-71-69-66=272) 1 stroke Japan Shigeki Maruyama, Japan Shinichi Yokota
10 27 Nov 2005 Casio World Open −11 (70-70-68-69=277) 2 strokes South Korea Kim Jong-duck
11 30 Jul 2006 The Golf Tournament in Omaezaki −11 (69-70-66-68=273) Playoff South Korea S. K. Ho, Japan Tomohiro Kondo
12 8 Jul 2007 Woodone Open Hiroshima −15 (67-64-68-70=269) Playoff Thailand Prayad Marksaeng
13 15 Jul 2007 Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup −12 (70-70-68-68=276) 3 strokes Thailand Prom Meesawat
14 14 Oct 2007 Japan Open −5 (75-70-72-66=283) 2 strokes Japan Shingo Katayama
15 20 Sep 2009 ANA Open −16 (67-67-66-72=272) 4 strokes South Korea Kim Kyung-tae, Japan Tsuneyuki Nakajima,
Japan Kazuhiro Yamashita
16 16 May 2010 Japan PGA Championship Nissin Cupnoodle Cup −10 (69-68-65-68=270) 1 stroke Japan Tetsuji Hiratsuka
17 23 Oct 2011 Bridgestone Open −15 (69-67-68-65=269) 2 strokes Japan Shingo Katayama, Japan Hiroo Kawai,
Japan Michio Matsumura, Japan Koumei Oda
18 13 May 2012 Japan PGA Championship Nissin Cupnoodle Cup −4 (65-70-76-73=284) 1 stroke Japan Keiichiro Fukabori
19 21 Oct 2012 Bridgestone Open −12 (66-71-69-66=272) 1 stroke Japan Hiroyuki Fujita

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1998 1999
Masters Tournament DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP
The Open Championship CUT DNP
PGA Championship DNP DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament DNP DNP CUT CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP
U.S. Open DNP CUT DNP CUT DNP CUT CUT CUT CUT DNP
The Open Championship DNP T37 T69 CUT DNP CUT DNP T60 DNP DNP
PGA Championship DNP CUT CUT CUT DNP CUT DNP CUT CUT DNP
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open T63 DNP CUT DNP 67
The Open Championship T60 DNP CUT CUT
PGA Championship DNP DNP T68 DNP

DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances[edit]

See also[edit]

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