Hiroshi Iwata
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Hiroshi Iwata
Hiroshi Iwata
Personal information
Born (1981-01-31) 31 January 1981 (age 37)
Sendai, Japan
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 74 kg (163 lb; 11.7 st)
Nationality  Japan
Children Satoru
College Tohoku Fukushi University
Turned professional 2004
Current tour(s) Japan Golf Tour
PGA Tour
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship CUT: 2008, 2014, 2015
PGA Championship T21: 2015

Hiroshi Iwata ( ? Iwata Hiroshi, born 31 January 1981) is a Japanese professional golfer who plays on the Japan Golf Tour and the PGA Tour.

Iwata was born in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. He started playing golf at the age of 14, by his father's influence, who runs a local golf range and currently a professional golfer at the Japan Senior Tour. He played college golf at Tohoku Fukushi University.

Iwata turned professional in 2004 and has played on the Japan Golf Tour since then. His first win came at the 2014 Fujisankei Classic.[1] In the second round of the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits, Iwata shot a 63, which matched the lowest round in a major championship.[2][3] Through the 2015 Web.com Tour Finals, he earned his PGA Tour card for 2016 by finishing 24th in the priority ranking.[4]

Professional wins (2)

Japan Golf Tour wins (2)

Results in major championships

Tournament 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Masters Tournament
U.S. Open
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT
PGA Championship T21
  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Results in World Golf Championships

  Top 10
  Did not play

"T" = tied

See also


  1. ^ "Iwata cards 66 to win Fujisankei Classic". Fox News. Sports Network. 7 September 2014.
  2. ^ Crouse, Karen (14 August 2015). "Hiroshi Iwata Ties a Record, Then Takes a Star Turn". The New York Times.
  3. ^ Kelley, Brent. "Lowest Round in a Men's Golf Major, PGA Tour Records: Best 18-Hole Score in Major Championship". About.com. Retrieved 2015.
  4. ^ "Heads of the class". PGA Tour. Retrieved 2016.

External links

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