Tag Archives: Ryo Ishikawa

Mar
19
2012

Ryo (hopefully) coming to America

Ryo Ishikawa has officially taken up Special Temporary Membership for the rest of the 2012 season, according to the PGA Tour. As we mentioned last week, Ryo and his manager Mr. Itaya conveyed that they had already started the process and filed the paperwork, but that may have been lost in translation.

During the Transitions Championship, Ryo told me it was a “dream come true” to be in solid position to lock up his Tour card for the following season:

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Mar
16
2012

Advantage, Harrington.

First-round leader Padraig Harrington is on the course and has set about the difficult business of following a spectacular round with a respectable one.

One-under-par through five holes, he’s four clear of five players, including former world No1 Luke Donald, Puerto Rico Open winner George McNeill and Will Claxton, who’s yet to tee off.

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Mar
15
2012

Padraig Harrington: has St. Patrick's Day come early?

Play is underway in the first round of the Transitions Championship and, with the exception of a certain three-time major winner, players are struggling to make significant inroads against par.

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Mar
14
2012

Japan's super star plans to spend more time in the U.S. next year

 

If all goes as planned, Ryo Ishikawa will take up full membership on the PGA Tour in 2013, which he called “one of the goals for the year” on Tuesday at this week’s Transitions Championship.

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Feb
22
2012

First I was afraid, I was petrified...

Match Play Wednesday is one of my favorite days of the golfing season. The only downside is there’s so much happening it’s hard to keep track of it all! Kudos to Conor for breaking down all thirty-freaking-two of the matches (sorry, dude!) — his picks fared alright, but as we all know, sometimes you have better luck using a coin to fill out your bracket.

Raise your hand if you had Luke Donald in your Round of 4? Yeah, well, if you picked Ernie Els to pull out a can of whoop ass, then you deserve major props. I think it’s safe to assume a lot of brackets busted when Els trumped Luke 5&4. Luckily, we’re still in the game because of the points system that Golfweek uses. Phew.

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Jan
28
2012
By Conor Nagle under PGA Tour

Kyle Stanley, I presume?

The third round of the Farmers Insurance Open is rattling towards its conclusion and, as things currently stand, Kyle Stanley enjoys a three-shot lead over the unheralded/anonymous Martin Flores and four over Bill Haas and Brandt Snedeker.

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Nov
20
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Presidents Cup

Tiger: Thanks for believing in me, Freddie (This is seriously adorable).

USA, USA! Well, the Internationals certainly made an admirable effort, rallying early in the singles to create a much more intriguing final day. But they needed nothing short of a miracle to come back and win nine of the 12 matches to clinch the Presidents Cup for only the second time in history — the only time the Americans have lost was when the event was last held at Royal Melbourne in ’98.

I was wrong about Sunday singles being a snooze fest, so thanks to the International players for forcing the Americans to dig deep to retain the Cup. I was indeed on the edge of my seat the entire flight from Orlando to Newark. It’s late, but a few quick notes/observations (which may or may not make sense at this hour):

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Nov
18
2011
By Stephanie Wei under Presidents Cup

My favorite moment(s): Ernie hugging Ryo after Ryo made clutch putts

Entering the third session, the USA led the Internationals 7-5, which might have surprised quite a few people (including myself because of the emphasis on the Australian-loaded team being familiar with Royal Melbourne). Well, it might not have been pretty, but the Americans have shown their grit, dominating in the Saturday morning foursomes and increasing their advantage to 11-6. The Internationals lost all but one match — the young Ryo Ishikawa and the elder Ernie Els finally won their first point, beating Bill Haas and Matt Kuchar.

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