Hideto Tanihara (谷原 秀人, Tanihara Hideto, born 16 November 1978) is a Japanese professional golfer. He has won 14 tournaments on the Japan Golf Tour.

Hideto Tanihara
谷原 秀人
Personal information
Born (1978-11-16) 16 November 1978 (age 41)
Onomichi, Hiroshima, Japan
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight80 kg (180 lb; 13 st)
Nationality Japan
SpouseAyaka Nagate
Career
Turned professional2001
Current tour(s)Japan Golf Tour
European Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour
Professional wins14
Highest ranking47 (4 June 2017)[1]
(as of 19 January 2020)
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour14
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 2007, 2017
PGA ChampionshipT33: 2016
U.S. OpenT51: 2016
The Open ChampionshipT5: 2006

Professional careerEdit

Tanihara has won 14 tournaments on the Japan Golf Tour and featured in the top 50 of the Official World Golf Ranking. His highest ranking came in June 2017 when he reached 47th. He finished tied for fifth place in the 2006 Open Championship and reached the semi-finals of the 2017 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. His best finish outside of Japan was a second place finish at the 2016 New Zealand Open, an official event on the Australasian Tour. He has represented Japan four times in the World Cup.

Personal lifeEdit

On 14 July 2008, it was announced that he and actress Ayaka Nagate had married.[2]

Professional wins (14)Edit

Japan Golf Tour wins (14)Edit

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 22 Jun 2003 Mandom Lucido Yomiuri Open1 −16 (65-71-64=200) 3 strokes   Nobuhito Sato
2 21 Dec 2003 Asia Japan Okinawa Open −9 (66-76-68-69=279) 3 strokes   Joon Chung,   Hiroshi Gohda,
  Yūsaku Miyazato,   Ted Oh,
  Charlie Wi,   Simon Yates,
  Tsuyoshi Yoneyama
3 4 Jun 2006 JCB Classic Sendai −18 (67-69-63-67=266) 5 strokes   Shingo Katayama
4 6 Aug 2006 Sun Chlorella Classic −5 (70-74-67-72=283) 1 stroke   Hiroyuki Fujita,   Tetsuji Hiratsuka,
  Prayad Marksaeng,   Katsumasa Miyamoto,
  Masaya Tomida
5 2 Sep 2007 Fujisankei Classic1 −8 (67-71-67=205) 3 strokes   Prayad Marksaeng
6 9 Sep 2007 Suntory Open1 −8 (65-71-66=202) 2 strokes   Toru Taniguchi
7 25 May 2008 Munsingwear Open KSB Cup −18 (65-67-65-73=270) 3 strokes   Shingo Katayama,   Katsunori Kuwabara,
  Nobuhito Sato
8 28 Sep 2008 Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open2 −16 (66-68-64-66=264) 1 stroke   Azuma Yano
9 29 Aug 2010 Vana H Cup KBC Augusta −22 (67-66-67-66=266) 1 stroke   Mitsuhiro Tateyama
10 17 Nov 2013 Mitsui Sumitomo Visa Taiheiyo Masters −13 (66-69-67-73=275) 1 stroke   Ryo Ishikawa,   Masahiro Kawamura,
  Tomohiro Kondo
11 8 Nov 2015 Heiwa PGM Championship −11 (67-67-66-69=269) 2 strokes   Yoshinori Fujimoto
12 3 Jul 2016 Shigeo Nagashima Invitational Sega Sammy Cup −14 (70-65-67-72=274) 2 strokes   Thanyakon Khrongpha
13 10 Jul 2016 Japan PGA Championship Nissin Cupnoodles Cup −22 (68-70-65-63=266) Playoff   Toshinori Muto
14 6 Nov 2016 Heiwa PGM Championship (2) −12 (68-64-66-70=268) Playoff   Yuta Ikeda

1Shortened to 54 holes
2Co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour

Results in major championshipsEdit

Tournament 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUT T5 CUT CUT
PGA Championship T55
Tournament 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Masters Tournament CUT
U.S. Open T51 CUT
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT
PGA Championship CUT T33 T67
  Top 10
  Did not play

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

SummaryEdit

Tournament Wins 2nd 3rd Top-5 Top-10 Top-25 Events Cuts made
Masters Tournament 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
U.S. Open 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
The Open Championship 0 0 0 1 1 1 7 1
PGA Championship 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 3
Totals 0 0 0 1 1 1 15 5
  • Most consecutive cuts made – 2 (2006 Open Championship – 2006 PGA)
  • Longest streak of top-10s – 1

Results in World Golf ChampionshipsEdit

Results not in chronological order prior to 2015.

Tournament 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Mexico Championship 70 T32
Match Play 4
Bridgestone Invitational T50
HSBC Champions T54 T20
  Top 10
  Did not play

QF, R16, R32, R64 = Round in which player lost in match play
"T" = tied
Note that the HSBC Champions did not become a WGC event until 2009.

Team appearancesEdit

Amateur

Professional

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Week 22 2017 Ending 4 Jun 2017" (pdf). OWGR. Retrieved 4 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Golfer Tanihara Has Married Ayaka" (in Japanese). nikkansports.com. July 15, 2008.

External linksEdit