|Date of Birth||1971-03-16|
Order of Merit
Asian Tour Victories
(3) 2000 ROC PGA Championship, 2009 Asian Tour Qualifying School, Thailand, 2009 Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open, Japan.
OTHER WINS: (1)2005 Fuji Sankei Classic, Japan.
Daisuke came to prominence when he enjoyed a play-off win at the 2009 Asian Tour’s Qualifying School in Thailand. He defeated England’s Ally Mellor in the second play-off hole to earn his playing rights on the Asian Tour. He subsequently ended a four-year title drought by winning the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open in Japan by four strokes in September. In 2010, he put on a gallant title defence at the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open before finishing in tied third. In 2011, Daisuke was third at the Queen’s Cup in Thailand, equal fourth at the Asia-Pacific Panasonic Open in Japan and tied sixth in the season-ending Thailand Golf Championship. His best finish in 2012 was tied-21st at the season-ending Iskandar Johor Open. He had previously focused his game on the US PGA Tour where he produced a top-three and four top-10 finishes in 2006 followed by one top-10 in 2007. He also won on the Japan Tour at the 2005 Fuji Sankei Classic.