Qatar, Feb 12 (News On Japan) - Hideto Tanihara achieved his first victory on the European Tour on Sunday, with a total score of 14-under-par at a tournament held in Doha, Qatar. Starting the final round tied for the lead, Tanihara holed six birdies against two bogeys to hold off his rival and win by one-stroke.
Tanihara becomes the fourth Japanese player to win on the European Tour, following in the footsteps of legends Isao Aoki, Hideki Matsuyama, and Ryō Ishikawa.
The 27-year-old from Ibaraki Prefecture has previously competed in the Tokyo Olympics and has claimed six victories on the domestic tour in Japan.
Hideki Matsuyama Finishes 22nd in the American Tour
In the American Tour event that concluded on the same day in Arizona, Hideki Matsuyama ended the tournament in 22nd place with a total of 9-under-par. Matsuyama completed the third round with a score of 3-under-par and the final round with 1-under-par, but it was not enough to climb higher in the rankings. Canadian golfer Nick Taylor won the playoff tied at 21-under-par, achieving his fourth career victory on the tour.