|Full name||Hinako Shibuno|
|Nickname||Smiling Cinderella, Shibuko|
|Born||15 November 1998|
Okayama, Okayama, Japan
|Height||1.67 m (5 ft 5 1⁄2 in)|
|Current tour(s)||LPGA of Japan Tour|
|Number of wins by tour|
|Ladies European Tour||1|
|LPGA of Japan Tour||4|
|Best results in LPGA major championships|
|ANA Inspiration||T51: 2020|
|Women's PGA C'ship||DNP|
|U.S. Women's Open||DNP|
|Women's British Open||Won: 2019|
|Achievements and awards|
She started playing golf and softball when she was a second grader. As a softball player, she was a pitcher and a converted left-handed hitter. As a golfer, she finished third in the 2010 Okayama Prefecture Junior Golf Championship (4th, 5th, and 6th grader division).
At Jōtō junior high school, she joined the school's baseball club as the only female player. However, after winning the 2011 Okayama Prefecture Junior Golf Championship (junior high school division), she decided to focus on golf, taking advice from her baseball coach.
In 2014, she was enrolled at Sakuyō High School where she continued to play golf for the school. In the same year, she won the Chūgoku Region Women's Amateur Championship. As a member of the school team, she won the team competition in the National High School Golf Championship in 2015.
In 2017, after graduating from the high school, she was qualified to take a final test to be a professional but failed.
In 2018, she mainly played in the step-up tour circuit. The only JLPGA competition she played in that year was the Earth Mondahmin Cup in June where she was qualified after a successful Monday qualifier. She scored a hole-in-one at the 9th hole of the first day of the competition and earned 6 million yen for the feat, despite missing the cut.
In July 2018, she passed the test and turned professional.
In May 2019, Shibuno won the World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup, one of the four major golf tournaments for women on the LPGA of Japan Tour. In July 2019, she won the Shiseido Anessa Ladies Open after a playoff.
In August 2019, she won the AIG Women's British Open, which was her first LPGA Tour event and her first time outside of Japan. She is the second Japanese player to win a women's major championship, after Hisako Higuchi, who won the 1977 LPGA Championship, as well as the second player this decade to win in her major debut, after Kim Hyo-joo at the 2014 Evian Championship.
Professional wins (5)
LPGA Tour wins (1)
|Major championships (1)|
|Other LPGA Tour (0)|
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||To par||Margin
|1||4 Aug 2019||AIG Women's British Open^||66-69-67-68=270||−18||1 stroke||Lizette Salas|
^ Co-sanctioned with the Ladies European Tour
LPGA of Japan Tour wins (4)
|No.||Date||Tournament||Winning score||Margin of
|1||12 May 2019||World Ladies Championship Salonpas Cup||−12 (71-68-66-71=276)||1 stroke||Bae Seon-woo|
|2||7 Jul 2019||Shiseido Anessa Ladies Open||−12 (71-68-66-71=276)||Playoff||Lee Min-young|
|3||22 Sep 2019||Descente Ladies Tokai Classic||−13 (69-70-64=203)||2 strokes|| Mayu Hamada|
|4||24 Nov 2019||Daio Paper Elleair Ladies Open||−19 (67-70-66-66=269)||1 stroke||Ai Suzuki|
Tournaments in bold denotes major tournaments in LPGA of Japan Tour.
|Year||Championship||54 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runner-up|
|2019||AIG Women's British Open||2 shot lead||−18 (66-69-67-68=270)||1 strokes||Lizette Salas|
|U.S. Women's Open|
|Women's PGA Championship||T58|
|The Evian Championship||NT|
|Women's British Open||1||CUT|
CUT = missed the half-way cut
NT = No tournament
"T" = tied
|U.S. Women's Open||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Women's PGA Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||1|
|The Evian Championship||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Women's British Open||1||0||0||1||1||1||2||1|
- Most consecutive cuts made – 2 (2020 ANA – 2020 Women's PGA, current)
- Longest streak of top-10s – 1
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- "シブコの名付け親・大出瑞月があだ名誕生秘話を明かす「世界中で呼ばれてすごい」". Sports Hochi (in Japanese). Hochi Shimbun. 7 August 2019. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
- "Hinako Shibuno – Profile". LPGA of Japan Tour.
- "Hinako Shibuno". Fox Sports. 4 August 2019. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
- "渋野日向子の"いま"を作り上げたソフトボール「ゴルフよりも好き」" (in Japanese). Golf Digest Online. 10 May 2019. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
- "平成22年度岡山県ジュニアゴルフ選手権競技（小学生・女子の部／高学年）" (PDF) (in Japanese). 岡山県ゴルフ協会. 27 August 2010. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
- "2011岡山県ジュニアゴルフ選手権競技（中学生・女子の部）" (PDF) (in Japanese). 岡山県ゴルフ協会. 26 August 2011. Retrieved 9 August 2019.
- "ルーキーの肖像～渋野日向子" (in Japanese). ALBA.net. 12 November 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
- "2014中国女子アマチュアゴルフ選手権" (PDF) (in Japanese). 岡山県ゴルフ協会. 22 May 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
- "2015全国高等学校ゴルフ選手権大会団体の部" (PDF) (in Japanese). 日本高等学校ゴルフ連盟. 5 August 2015. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
- "【2017】LPGA 最終プロテスト フルリーダーボード" (in Japanese). LPGA of Japan Tour. 27 July 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
- "【2018】アース・モンダミンカップ ホールバイホール初日" (in Japanese). LPGA of Japan Tour. 21 June 2018. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
- "【2018】LPGA 最終プロテスト フルリーダーボード" (in Japanese). LPGA of Japan Tour. 27 July 2018. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
- "20歳・渋野日向子がメジャーでツアー初優勝 涙の大会史上最年少V" (in Japanese). Golf Digest Online. 12 May 2019. Retrieved 12 May 2019.
- "【2019】資生堂 アネッサ レディスオープン 過去大会・歴代優勝者" (in Japanese). LPGA of Japan Tour. Retrieved 7 July 2019.
- Murray, Scott (4 August 2019). "Hinako Shibuno wins the 2019 Women's British Open - as it happened". The Guardian. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
- "In the Winner's Circle with Hinako Shibuno". LPGA. 4 August 2019. Retrieved 5 August 2019.
- "【2019】第50回デサントレディース東海クラシック" (in Japanese). LPGA of Japan Tour. Retrieved 22 September 2019.