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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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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 week with 10 missed cut 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). Jul 28 - 2:25 PM

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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.
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.
Apr 1 - 4:02 PM

Ryo Ishikawa polished off a second-round, 5-under-par 33-32=65 this morning at The Honda Classic.

Stranded at darkness on Friday night, Ishikawa got after it today. He'd total seven birdies in all, four of which on his inward nine, including an 11-yard hole-out at the par-4 10th and a conventional conversion from 18-and-a-half feet at the par-4 13th. His longest birdie going out measured 15'4" at the par-5 third. It was a valiant effort given he hit only 10 greens in regulation for the two-day round. Ishikawa also zoomed up the leaderboard. After opening with a 74, he 1-under 139 at the break, just five strokes off the 36-hole clubhouse lead.
Feb 28 - 10:03 AM

Ryo Ishikawa makes his way back to Riviera Country Club for the Northern Trust Open.

This is his seventh trip to Pacific Palisades, California, but the results are average at best. He's made just half of his cuts, with a T32 in 2010 his best effort. Rivera CC tends to play very long, and Ishikawa has made his mark on TOUR on courses that do not favor bombers, so his past history is easily justified. It would be a bit of an accident if he ended up on the front page of the leaderboard.
Feb 16 - 8:23 PM

Ryo Ishikawa finished in a share of 25th place at last year's Humana Challenge and returns for another shot this week.

Ishikawa returns stateside after six straight events played in Asia. Only one of the six yielded a top 25. Last year, his play during the holiday break saw him collect five top 30s in five tries only to miss the cut on his return to America. The shift in results internationally may prove to be a sign of a shift in Ishikawa's state of mind, focusing primarily on PGA TOUR events. In that case, gamers should look for nice returns this week from the Japanese star.
Jan 20 - 2:42 PM

Ryo Ishikawa has made each of his first three cuts of the 2014-15 PGA TOUR campaign.

He played the first three events of the new season, tying for 19th in the Open, sharing 28th at the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and finishing joint 26th at the CIMB Classic. Following that run, he's made two additional starts overseas where he has failed to crack the top 50 despite making both cuts. He is ranked 50th in the FedExCup standings.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 12:36:00 PM

Ryo Ishikawa made a big move up the leaderboard with a 5-under-par 34-33=67 in the third round of the Open.

Ishikawa produced an eagle on a par 4 for the second consecutive round. This one came on the par-4 14th hole from 141 yards out of the fairway. His eagle in the second round was from 103 yards on the par-4 12th. When today's eagle is added to four birdies and just one bogey, it moved Ishikawa to 7-under 209 for the tournament and inside the top 10 at the time of his posting. Considering he made the cut with just one stroke to spare, the prospect of departing Napa, California with a top-10 finish on Sunday would make for a great start to the 2014-15 season.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 03:30:00 PM

Ryo Ishikawa will get introduced to Silverado Resort and Spa’s North Course at this week's Open.

Ishikawa accumulated his 11th career win on the Japan Golf Tour last season, but he's still searching for that elusive first win on the PGA TOUR. He missed just 10 cuts in 24 events last season on his way toward nine top 25s. The Japanese star is still just 23-years of age, and could finally be in for that breakout season we've all been expected for years.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 10:19:00 PM