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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 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

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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

Ryo Ishikawa opened The Barclays with a 4-under-par 35-32=67 to establish very early possession of the clubhouse lead.

Ishikawa went out in the first threesome off the 10th tee at Ridgewood Country Club this morning. He went 6-for-7 in scrambling with one bogey while finding five birdies, including four consecutive beginning at the par-3 second hole. His most impressive birdies rolled 21'8" and 15'1" at Nos. 13 and 4, respectively, but his longest conversion of the walk dropped for par from 26'4" at the par-4 11th. Ishikawa entered his first FedExCup Playoffs at 75th in points, so he knew that he'd get at least two starts to make hay.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 11:56:00 AM

Ryo Ishikawa finished off a wild ride around Sedgefield Country Club with an even-par 35-35=70 in the final round of the Wyndham Championship.

Most players that shoot even-par 280 for a tournament tend to to record all of their rounds around level par. Not the case for Ishikawa. Though he opened and closed with 70s, his second-round 62 was 16 strokes lower than a third-round 78. The highlight of his final round was a 37'3" birdie at the par-3 16th.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 04:28:00 PM

Ryo Ishikawa blitzed Sedgefield Country Club's Donald Ross Course for nine birdies en route to an 8-under-par 33-29=62 in his second round of the Wyndham Championship.

And he opened with a bogey at the par-4 first hole! Ishikawa wound hit 16 greens in regulation thereafter and sign his card with a strokes gained-putting clip north of 2.045. He birdied both par 5s. Only two of his conversions traveled longer than eight feet, first from 13'7" at the fourth hole, and then from 14'1" at No. 10, both par 4s. This goes in the books as his lowest round on the PGA TOUR, eclipsing his previous by two strokes (third round, 2011 WGC-Bridgestone). The Bashful Prince is a month away from turning 23 years of age. In the meantime, he'll sleep positioned just two strokes off the pace of the overnight co-leaders in Greensboro.
Fri, Aug 15, 2014 06:45:00 PM

Ryo Ishikawa readies for his sixth PGA Championship appearance this week at Valhalla Golf Club.

The Japanese star has finished outside the top 50 in five of his last six worldwide starts, but his other start yielded a victory on the Japan Golf Tour at the Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup. The victory went in the books as his 11th on the Japan Golf Tour, but his success has yet to transition to the states. With just one top 25 in 18 major championship appearances, Ishikawa should not be relied on this week.
Tue, Aug 5, 2014 11:15:00 AM

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.
Tue, Jul 8, 2014 11:59:00 AM

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.
Wed, Jun 18, 2014 10:56:00 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.
Mon, May 5, 2014 10:35:00 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.
Wed, Apr 16, 2014 02:30:00 PM