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Ryo Ishikawa |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (22) / 9/17/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 150
College: Japan

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Ryo Ishikawa has gained entry into next week's Open Championship.
Ishikawa was the first alternate when Steve Stricker withdrew today. The 22-year-old from Japan will be making already his fifth appearance in the major. He's 1-for-4 with a T27 at St. Andrews in 2010. Jul 8 - 11:59 AM

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Ryo Ishikawa returns to TPC River Highlands this week, after missing the cut in his 2012 Travelers Championship debut.

The Japanese star owns 15 top-30 finishes worldwide since the beginning of the 2013-14 wraparound season, eight of those coming on the PGA TOUR. Strength of field aside, that many high finishes is sure to yield confidence, making Ishikawa a threat to breakthrough any time he tees it up. He currently ranks 49th in the FedExCup standings.
Jun 18 - 10:56 AM

Ryo Ishikawa has moved to first alternate for this week's PLAYERS.

Even if J.B. Holmes didn't win the Wells Fargo Championship, Ishikawa's fate was all but sealed by the weekend as Holmes needed to finish only solo 63rd or better to crack the field at TPC Sawgrass. The Bashful Prince was the last man in the field of 144 for THE PLAYERS, so he's the odd man out as the result of Holmes' qualification.
May 5 - 10:35 AM

Ryo Ishikawa tied for 48th in the RBC Heritage last year, and is back for a second tour of Harbour Town Golf Links this week.

Ishikawa currently ranks 30th in the FedExCup standings. While he has yet to achieve the level of success on the PGA TOUR that he has in Japan, he's trending much better than he was last season. He is 37th in the all-around ranking, meaning his strengths are many and his weaknesses few.
Apr 16 - 2:30 PM

Ryo Ishikawa battled for a 1-under-par 35-36=71 in the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, cracking the top 10 at 8-under 280.

The Japanese star bagged five birdies, handing back a pair of bogeys and a double bogey in the process. Perhaps his highlight occurred on the difficult par-4 18th. He spun his approach to a stop 3'2" from the cup after flying the water to the back right pin position. This is his third top-10 finish of the 2013-14 season.
Mar 23 - 5:45 PM

Ryo Ishikawa conjured a 2-under-par 37-33=70 in the third round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational and enters the finale inside the top 10 at 7-under 209.

Ishikawa was rather uninspiring on his front nine at Bay Hill, with two bogeys more than erasing his lone birdie. The inward nine was a different story, as he was without a blemish and picked up three birdies. He entered the week 29th in the FedExCup standings, so this is a continuation of a solid PGA TOUR season.
Mar 22 - 5:15 PM

Ryo Ishikawa followed his opening 65 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational with a 2-over-par 35-39=74 to post 5-under 137, two strokes adrift of the early 36-hole clubhouse lead.

The Bashful Prince went just 1-for-12 in par-breaker opportunities with a birdie from just 55 inches at the par-5 fourth hole, but he found another birdie when he holed out from a greenside bunker 16 yards away at the par-4 15th. Ishikawa was bogey-free 1-under through 10, but penciled in a 4 at the par-3 second, and then doubled the par-4 third after rinsing his approach and whiffing on a bogey attempt from just 51 inches. A closing bogey at the par-4 ninth added insult to a bruised ego.
Mar 21 - 12:58 PM

Ryo Ishikawa fashioned a 7-under-par 33-32=65 in his opening round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational, finishing three strokes off Adam Scott's clubhouse lead.

Ishikawa was in the third threesome off the first tee in the late draw today, but he stands alone in second place as the remaining groups come in. He split nine (of 14) fairways and hit 13 greens in regulation, picking off eight birdies along the way. Three of them ranged 12-15 feet, he added a par save from 12'1" at 9 and he missed just one attempt from inside 13 feet. He walked off with a strokes gained-putting split north of 2.750.
Mar 20 - 5:22 PM

Ryo Ishikawa spun a 3-under-par 32-36=68 in the final round of the Valspar Championship to end his week at 1-over 285.

He struck hard on the Copperhead Course early, circling four birdies without a blemish on the front nine. After surrounding a birdie at par-5 11th with bogeys on 10 and 12, he played his last six holes with all pars. Considering he'd yet to finish any better than 71st in five previous attempts to tame Copperhead, this week was a marked improvement.
Mar 16 - 12:32 PM

Ryo Ishikawa is set for his sixth Valspar Championship this week.

Ishikawa enters fresh off a T19 in the Puerto Rico Open, but the Copperhead Course has often bitten him. After finishing 71st in 2009, he has missed the subsequent four cuts. He is currently 30th in the FedExCup standings.
Mar 10 - 10:09 PM

Ryo Ishikawa has gained entry into this week's Waste Management Phoenix Open.

Ishikawa rose to first alternate on Monday, but had to wait until tonight to secure a tee time when Dudley Hart withdrew. The Bashful Prince tied for seventh last week at Torrey Pines and sits a lofty 14th in FedExCup points. He missed the cut in his debut at TPC Scottsdale last year, but his form is too strong right now to ignore. Do not give up your seat on his bandwagon. Look for him on the first tee at 7:39 a.m. MT on Thursday.
Jan 29 - 11:19 PM

Ryo Ishikawa concluded his time at Torrey Pines with a 2-under-par 35-35=70 in the final round of the Farmers Insurance Open to post 7-under 281, two strokes off the 72-hole clubhouse lead.

Whatever changed for The Bashful Prince in recent months is working. This will be his second top 10 and fourth top 25 of the season in only 10 events. Both totals match career highs (2012). Today's round was rather pedestrian in that none of his four birdies (against two bogeys) measured longest than seven feet. His only notable conversion went for par from 10'6" at the par-4 fourth.
Jan 26 - 6:29 PM

Ryo Ishikawa crafted an excellent 3-under-par 36-33=69 in the third round of the Farmers Insurance Open to take the clubhouse lead at 5-under 211.

While Ishikawa was in the second group off the first tee, his clubhouse lead is a legitimate mark for players to aim. Simply put, Torrey Pines South is playing like a U.S. Open, with the 36-hole mark of 10-under already a distant memory. He stumbled with three bogeys over his first four holes, but erased that start with three birdies on his next five. His bogey-free back nine, featuring three birdies, is something that will be hard for the later groups to replicate. At the time of his posting, there was no other player on the course or in the clubhouse with a third-round score as good or better as his. Never a winner on the PGA TOUR, he'll have a chance to change that on Sunday.
Jan 25 - 3:39 PM

Ryo Ishikawa makes his next stop of the 2013-14 PGA TOUR at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Ishikawa tied for 13th in the 2012 Farmers before missing the cut last year. His current season is off to a great start, already banking $664,556 due in large part to a T2 at TPC Summerlin back in October. Form is solid, fresh off a T25 at the Humana Challenge.
Jan 22 - 9:08 PM

Ryo Ishikawa will compete in his second full PGA TOUR season in 2013-14 after a successful Tour Finals.

Ishikawa earned his card for 2013 by finishing inside the top 125 in non-member earnings, but couldn't pull off that trick again once he became a full-time member of the TOUR. Rather than retreat to Japan, the young star took his medicine and played in each of the four Tour Finals events, securing three top 10s in the process. This speaks to his commitment to play in the U.S. as much as possible. He's already essentially locked up his 2014-15 card by making three of four cuts to start the new year, including a T2 at TPC Summerlin. While he is subject to the reshuffle, the cash he's already amassed all but guarantee him as many starts as he could want, not to mention that he rose to No. 1 in the category when the first reshuffle occurred following the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 03:54:00 PM