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The Ryo Ishikawa Index


This page is our hub of information and features about Japanese golfer Ryo Ishikawa. As we add new stuff about Ryo Ishikawa to other parts of About.com Golf, we index those features here.

1. Ryo Ishikawa Biography

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Read about Ryo Ishikawa's rise to fame with this chronicle of his early life and career in golf.

2. Ryo Ishikawa Photo Gallery: The Teen Years

Ryo Ishikawa 2009 PGA Championship
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This photo gallery follows Ishikawa from his first win at age 15 through his Presidents Cup selection, his round of 58, and through age 19.

3. Ryo Ishikawa Shoots 58 in Japan Tour Tournament

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May 2, 2010 - Ryo Ishikawa recorded the first-ever 58 shot on one of professional golf's major tours on this date to win a tournament on the Japan Tour. And that was despite missing a birdie try on the final hole.

The 18-year-old Ishikawa had 12 birdies and no bogeys in the final round of The Crowns tournament in Togo, Japan. He had a 15-foot birdie try on the final hole for a 57, but just missed.

Not surprisingly, Ishikawa surged to victory. A round of 58 will do that for a golfer. He started the final round six strokes behind Shigeki Maruyama, who himself has recorded a competitive 58. Maruyama's 58 happened in a U.S. Open sectional qualifier in 2000.

The previous Japan Tour 18-hole scoring record was a 59 carded by Masahiro Kuramoto in 2003. A 58 has been recorded on the Canadian Tour, by Jason Bohn. On the major tours, however, 59 is the lowest anyone had gone before.

Ishikawa's 58 was recorded at Nagoya Golf Club, which was playing 6,545 yards. It was his seventh win on the Japan Tour.
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