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Ryo Ishikawa |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/17/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 150
College: Japan

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Ryo Ishikawa squeaked into the Playoffs at 124th in the FedExCup standings and will now try his hand at this week's Barclays.
Ishikawa finished T31 at the Wyndham Championship to climb into the top 125. He will be making his second career Barclays start, finishing T19 in his debut last year. Entering the week ranked 76th in all-around ranking, Ishikawa is more than capable of making a big splash during the race for the FedExCup. Aug 25 - 10:22 PM
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Ryo Ishikawa rallied for a 4-under-par 33-33=66 in today's final round of the Wyndham Championship to post 9-under 271, netting him 37 FedExCup points and pushing him to No. 124 in the FEC standings.

Not only does the top-125 finish in the FEC points race gain him entry into the Playoffs, but it also fully exempts him for the 2015-16 PGA TOUR season. This was a big week for the young Ishikawa, still just 23 years of age. Although it seems like an eternity since he turned pro at the tender age of 17. It'll be his second consecutive appearance in the postseason, having finished 72nd last season. Ishikawa began his final frame at 5-under (T47) and at 10 adrift, was not in contention for the title. However, there's a game-within-the-game at the regular-season finale and the Japanese star was up to the task, circling four birdies and an eagle-3 to offset two bogeys. Three of his par breakers came over his last six holes, including a 13'5" conversion on the 17th when he was teetering on the top-125 FEC bubble.
Aug 23 - 9:46 PM

Ryo Ishikawa backed up to an even-par 35-36=71 in the final round of the Quicken Loans National to conclude his second appearance at 11-under 273, good for a solo 10th-place finish.

Ishikawa began at 11-under (T8) on rounds of 63-68-71, three shots adrift of 54-hole, co-leaders Kevin Chappell and eventual champ Troy Merritt. After his second-consecutive loop of the RTJ Golf Club in even-par, he ended right where he started score-wise to begin the day, but dropped two spots on the leaderboard. The 23-year-old posted 13 birdies and an ace in his first two rounds, but managed just five birdies over the weekend, including two today. Although he hit 13 greens in regulation on Sunday, he converted on just the two, a 20-footer at the par-5 fifth, and a two-putt birdie at the par-5 14th. He squared bogey on 12 and 16, missing par at the latter from under five feet, contributing to his second straight day in negative numbers in strokes gained: putting. Ishikawa's top 10 is just his second of the season (T8, THE PLAYERS) on 25 starts. He missed the cut in 2013 in his only other QLN appearance.
Aug 2 - 9:16 PM

Overnight leader Ryo Ishikawa stalled out to an even-par 34-37=71 in today's third round of the Quicken Loans National to post 11-under 202, three shots in arrears of 54-hole co-leaders Troy Merritt and Kevin Chappell.

Ishikawa began the day with a one-stroke advantage over two players, including Chappell and playing partner Rickie Fowler. On his round, he exchanged three birdies with three bogeys to drop seven places on the leaderboard and into a four-way tie for eighth place. The 23-year-old striped 11 (of 14) fairways and hit 14 greens in regulation, but posted negative numbers in both strokes gained statistics for the first time in the tournament. After converting 13 birdies and an ace thru two rounds, Ishikawa could muster only three circles today on 14 GIR, contributing to a -1.066 in strokes gained: putting. This was his first time leading after 36 holes on the PGA TOUR (116th career start) and he played his outward nine in 2-under. However, he went birdie-less on his inward half, squaring two bogeys. His best scoring chance on the back came from 5'1" at the par-4 15th, but he missed, concluding his loop with five consecutive two-putt pars.
Aug 1 - 6:50 PM

Overnight co-leader Ryo Ishikawa walked off his second round of the Quicken Loans National in style, burying a birdie try from 31 feet to score 3-under-par 36-32=68 and post 11-under 131 at the midpoint, good for outright possession of the lead.

Ishikawa closed with three consecutive birdies, in fact. His penultimate rolled 12'10" at the par-4 17th hole. He collected seven birdies on the day, including respective conversions from 20'3" and 10'5" at Nos. 1 and 6 to help offset four bogeys, including a pair of three-putts. At last check, he co-led the field in eagles (one; the hole-in-one in the opener) and birdies (13) and leads in putts per greens in regulation (1.552). The Bashful Prince also ranks inside the top 10 in both strokes-gained stats. He's piped 19 (of 28) fairways and hit 29 GIR. Ishikawa will be gunning for his first PGA TOUR title this weekend in his 116th start. He's one stroke clear of Kevin Chappell and Rickie Fowler.
Jul 31 - 6:44 PM

Ryo Ishikawa authored a bogey-free, 8-under-par 30-33=63 in today's opening round of the Quicken Loans National, good for a share of the clubhouse lead with two-time Presidents Cup teammate Retief Goosen.

This was a round to remember in multiple ways for the 23-year-old from Japan. He missed four (of 14) fairways and four greens in regulation but connected six birdies beginning at the par-5 14th hole. The string featured conversions from 23 feet, 17'6" and 16'8" at Nos. 16, 17 and 18, respectively. After pars at the par-4 second and third holes, Ishikawa jarred his tee ball at the par-3 fourth with an 8-iron from 178 yards. (You can view the shot at the link below.) At last check, he ranked third in both strokes-gained stats. The ace is his second on the PGA TOUR. His first occurred on the par-3 eighth hole of Trump International Golf Club in the third round of the 2013 Puerto Rico Open.
Jul 30 - 4:17 PM

With just five events remaining until the start of the FedExCup Playoffs, Ryo Ishikawa enters this week's Quicken Loans National ranked 140th in the FedExCup standings.

Ishikawa began the year No. 102 in the Official World Golf Ranking and has stumbled to No. 203 entering the week with 10 missed cuts on 24 starts. He ended a streak of three consecutive MCs, beginning at the Memorial, with a 76th-place finish at The Greenbrier Classic, after opening in 6-under 64 (71-75-70). The 23-year-old chased the Greenbrier with a T72 at the John Deere Classic and a T23 at the opposite-field Barbasol Championship, his fourth top 25 of the season. His season-best (and lone top 10) is a T8 at THE PLAYERS. Ishikawa posted T85/MDF at last week's RBC Canadian Open on rounds of 70-72-74. In his only other appearance at the QLN, he missed the cut at the 2013 edition (Congressional CC).
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jul 28 - 2:25 PM

Ryo Ishikawa enjoyed a 6-under-par 34-30=64 in today's opening round of The Greenbrier Classic and walked off with a share of the very early clubhouse lead.

Ishikawa went out with the first threesome off the 10th tee at The Old White TPC this morning and promptly buried seven birdies to lead the field when he signed his card. The only par breaker of notable length stretched just 10'5" at the par-4 sixth hole. All but one of his birdies were on par 4s; a 2 at the 18th hole was the exception. Today's aggregate equals his season low. Ishikawa also opened with 64 at Colonial, only to drift into a tie for 43rd place for the tournament.
Jul 2 - 12:36 PM

Ryo Ishikawa heads to University Place, Washington, in preparation for the 115th U.S. Open.

The Japanese youngster is just 8-for-19 in major championships, with a T20 at the Masters being the best. His top U.S. Open finish was a T30 at the 2011 running held at Congressional Country Club. Ishikawa continues to tease gamers with an occasional top 10, four since the start of the 2013-14 season, but never reaching the winner's circle. The upside is clearly still there, but there are no true indicators suggesting this would be the week.
Source: USOpen.com
Jun 16 - 7:52 PM

First round co-leader Ryo Ishikawa responded with a 1-under-par 35-34=69 in today's third round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

As was the case with Saturday's third round, the threat of inclement weather remains for Sunday. As such, players will go off split tees beginning at 7:00 a.m. CT, including the 23-year-old Ishikawa, who goes to bed on a three-day aggregate of 3-under 207. The final group consisting of the 54-hole leader Kevin Na (11-under), Ian Poulter (10-under) and Charley Hoffman (9-under) is scheduled to go off on No. 1 at 9:00 a.m.
May 23 - 5:18 PM

Overnight co-leader Ryo Ishikawa threw it in reverse for a 4-over-par 36-38=74 in today's second round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial.

Remarkably, or just to prove that it's golf, Ishikawa split six (of 14) fairways and hit 11 greens in regulation for the second consecutive round, yet totaled 10 more strokes than the lid-lifter. He buried two birdies, but his only notable conversion dropped for par from 14'2" at the par-4 second. He also squared bogeys at Nos. 5, 9 and 15 before walking off with a triple bogey at the par-4 18th where he didn't find the putting surface until his fifth whack. At 2-under 138, The Bashful Price is suddenly six shots off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
May 22 - 2:30 PM

Ryo Ishikawa spun a bogey-free, 6-under-par 32-32=64 in his opening round of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, finishing with a share of the clubhouse lead.

The Bashful Prince joins Kevin Na and Boo Weekley atop the leaderboard, but Ishikawa was the first to emerge out of the afternoon wave at Colonial Country Club. He found only six (of 14) fairways and 11 greens in regulation, but navigated the course without a blemish while connecting for six birdies. The set featured three from outside 10 feet, including a walk-off 3 from 29'1" at the par-4 ninth hole. Ishikawa also holed out for birdie from off the green seven yards away at the par-4 17th. This is his lowest aggregate since a second-round 62 at the Wyndham Championship nine months ago.
May 21 - 8:28 PM

Ryo Ishikawa carded a 1-under 35-36=71 in the final round of THE PLAYERS and his 8-under 280 is good for a five-way tie for eighth and 82 FedExCup points.

Ishikawa was significantly better at missing greens in regulation Sunday than he was at finding them. In the end, he had hit just seven (which equates to 38.89 percent). The 23-year-old would miss every GIR on Nos. 2-7, but didn't drop a single shot on any, highlighted by an 11'5" par putt on the third hole, his second of what would be six consecutive one-putt greens. He would miss five more GIR on the back, dropping his only shot on the 15th, and finished a remarkable 10-for-11 in scrambles on the round. His two par breakers came on the par-5 ninth and 16th respectively. Ishikawa's T8-finish is a season-best in 15 PGA TOUR starts and his first top 10 on TOUR since the Arnold Palmer Invitational 14 months ago.
May 11 - 10:11 AM

Ryo Ishikawa turned in a 5-under-par 35-32=67 in today's second round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans and posted 7-under 137, four strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

While he's been quiet all season, today's score is even more impressive considering he sat birdie-free 3-over after five holes. However, Ishikawa rallied for eight birdies, including four in a row beginning at the par-4 sixth where he holed out from off the green 11 yards away. His conversion at the par-5 seventh stretched 20 feet. The Bashful Prince found four more birdies coming home, including runs of 39'2" and 28'2" at Nos. 12 and 15, respectively. Ishikawa arrived in New Orleans sitting 140th in the FedExCup standings.
Apr 24 - 3:32 PM

Ryo Ishikawa is back for his third trip around the Golf Club of Houston.

The 23-year-old is an 11-time winner on the Japan Golf Tour but has zero wins in 102 PGA TOUR starts. He finished T31 at last year's SHO after missing the cut in 2013. While he has made three of his last four cuts with a T25 at Honda, overall he's 3-for-8 in 2015 and ranks 106th in scoring average and 123rd in the FedExCup standings.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Apr 1 - 4:02 PM