Toru Taniguchi

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Toru Taniguchi
谷口 徹
Personal information
Born (1968-02-10) 10 February 1968 (age 50)
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 20 (T-8th all-time)
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour 20
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 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 2017). 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 (20)[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, Myanmar 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
20 13 May 2018 Japan PGA Championship −6 (68-72-71-71=282) Playoff Japan Yoshinori Fujumoto

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1998 1999
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUT
PGA Championship
Tournament 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament CUT CUT CUT
U.S. Open CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT
The Open Championship T37 T69 CUT CUT T60
PGA Championship CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open T63 CUT 67 CUT
The Open Championship T60 CUT CUT
PGA Championship T68
  Did not play

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

Summary[edit]

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 2
The Open Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 4
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 1
Totals 0 0 0 0 0 0 29 7
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 2 (2010 U.S. Open – 2010 Open)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 0

World Golf Championships[edit]

Tournament 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Accenture Match Play Championship 3 R64 R64
Cadillac Championship NT1 T59 T26
Bridgestone Invitational
Tournament 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Accenture Match Play Championship
Cadillac Championship
Bridgestone Invitational WD 71
HSBC Champions

1Cancelled due to September 11, 2001 attacks

  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[edit]

See also[edit]

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