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Hinako Shibuno
Rookie Year
Race to CME Points

LPGA Tour Victories (1 Win, 1 Major)

  • 2019 AIG Women’s British Open*

*as a non-member

International Crown (1)

  • 2023

2023 in a Nutshell:

  • 23 events, 17 cuts made, $263,069 (87)
  • Recorded a season-best T7 result at the LPGA Drive On Championship
  • Represented Team Japan at the Hanwha LIFEPLUS International Crown

Career Highlights


  • 23 events, 13 cuts made, $1,011,830 (27)
  • Recorded five top-10 finishes including a season-best runner-up result at the LOTTE Championship


  • In 2021, she competed in eight LPGA Tour events, recording a season-best tie for 31st at the Pure Silk Championship

Notable Highlights

  • She has played in 18 LPGA Tour events since 2019, making the cut 14 times
  • In 2019, Shibuno won the AIG Women’s Open in her first start outside her home country of Japan; she was the second Japanese player to win a women’s major championship after Hisako Higuchi (1977 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship) as well as the second player this decade to win in her major debut after Hyo Joo Kim (2014 Amundi Evian Championship)
  • Shibuno has won six times on the JLPGA, including twice in 2021 at the Stanley Ladies Golf Tournament and the Mitsubishi Electric/Hisako Higuchi Ladies Golf Tournament
  • In 2019, she was the JLPGA Player of the Year
  • Shibuno turned professional in 2018
  • Her nickname is the “Smiling Cinderella”