Japanese golfer who turned professional in 2008. He was the Japan Golf Tour's leading money winner in 2009.
In 2009 he was the youngest player to reach the top 50 in world rankings.
He is one of the youngest golfers ever to win on the Japan Tour.
He was born in Matsubushi, Saitama, Japan.
He competed in the 2010 U.S. Open where Phil Mickelson shot a 66 in Round 2.