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Ryo Ishikawa

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/17/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 150

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Making his second international appearance since March, Ryo Ishikawa hoisted the trophy today at the Rizap KBC Augusta following rounds of 66-68-70-69 to reach 15-under 273 on the week and win by five strokes.
Ishikawa was last seen on the PGA TOUR missing the cut at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, during the first week of February. He's been out with lumbar discopathy since then. The 24-year-old made his first rehab appearance in the form of a missed cut in July at the Japan PGA Championship Nissin Cupnoodle Cup. Nearly two months later he got the job done this week at Keya Golf Club, splitting just 21 (of 56) fairways, landed 43 greens (T34 in field), and ranking third in the field in putts per GIR. Ishikawa is also set to team up with Hideki Matsuyama to represent Japan at the World Cup of Golf at the end of November in Melbourne, Australia. Gamers should look for Ishikawa to return stateside in 2017 as he attempts to earn his status through a medical extension after going just 3-for-6 in 2015-16 before the lower back injury derailed his season. Aug 28 - 9:50 AM

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Ryo Ishikawa will be making other plans this week as he's backed out of the field at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He will be replaced by Ted Purdy.

There was no initial reason cited for the early exit. There is none needed, given it's prior to the start of the event. Of course we will update if that changes prior to his next start. Ted Purdy takes his place in the field. He boasts a trio of top 20s at this event, but hasn't cracked the field since the 2010 edition.
Feb 10 - 6:03 PM

Ryo Ishikawa prepares for his fifth appearance at the Farmers Insurance Open and is scheduled off Torrey Pines North in Thursday's first round.

The 24-year-old gets his crack at the much shorter (646 yards shorter) and much easier of the two par 72s before turning his attention to the 7,698-yard Torrey South on day two. His finishes at the Farmers flip-flop in alternating years: T13 in his 2012 tourney debut, CUT/2013, T7/2014 and CUT/2015. Ishikawa opened 2016 with a T84/MDF two weeks ago at the Sony (67-70-73) and has yet to win on TOUR in 123 career events.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Jan 27 - 10:21 AM

Ryo Ishikawa ranks 118th in the FedExCup standings on three starts thus far in 2015-16.

Since joining the PGA TOUR full-time in 2012, Ishikawa has progressively upped his starts from 18 to 28 last season, where he finished 122nd in FEC points. His increased efforts can't be defined as a total boondoggle, but he's yet to realize the same success in the States that he's enjoyed overseas. At still a young 24 years of age, and owner of 13 international victories, he continues to amass the vast majority of his world ranking points via the Japan Golf Tour, including a solo second last week at the Casio World Open. Ishikawa has a pair of runner-up finishes on TOUR in 122 career events, with the most recent a T2 at the 2014 Shriners.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 05:28:00 PM

Ryo Ishikawa toured TPC Summerlin in 6-under-par 31-34=65 in today's opening round of the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open before coming to rest one stroke in arrears of the clubhouse tri-leaders.

Ishikawa wasted no time dipping into red numbers with a 21-foot birdie conversion at the par-4 first hole. He chased it with another birdie, this time by holing out from a bunker 10 yards away at the par-4 second. After yet another circle at 3, he scored par-par before connecting from 22'10" for birdie at the par-4 sixth. Still feeling it on the greens, he salvaged par from 12'11" at No. 7, and then turned in bogey-free 4-under. He'd pick off three more birdies on the way in, including rolls of 24'8" and 17'8" at the par-4 10th and 15th holes, respectively. Alas, the train went off the rails at the par-5 16th where he rinsed his tee ball en route to bogey, but The Bashful Prince finished the round with a strokes gained: putting clip north of 3.000.
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 05:30:00 PM

Ryo Ishikawa launches his PGA TOUR season with his third career appearance at the Frys.com Open.

Ishikawa is 2-for-2 at the Frys.com posting consecutive top 25s, including a T19 in last year's edition on rounds of 71-71-67-71. He enters his fifth season on the PGA TOUR after squeaking out a 122nd-place finish in 2014-15 FedExCup points. In total, the 24-year-old made a respectable 17 cuts on 28 starts last season but only two went for top 10s, including a season-best T8 at THE PLAYERS. Ishikawa entered the Wyndham Championship No. 130 in the FEC standings but climbed to No. 124 with a T31. He got bounced in the first round at The Barclays after posting a T66. Post Barclays, he went to Japan and promptly won his next start at the ANA Open for his 13th international victory. He chased with a T52 and a T6 in subsequent starts on the JGTO.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Tue, Oct 13, 2015 05:01:00 PM

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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 10:22:00 PM

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.
Sun, Aug 23, 2015 09:46:00 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.
Sun, Aug 2, 2015 09:16:00 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.
Sat, Aug 1, 2015 06:50:00 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.
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 06:44:00 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.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 04:17:00 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
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 02:25:00 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.
Thu, Jul 2, 2015 12:36:00 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
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 07:52:00 PM