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Ryo Ishikawa , Hideki Matsuyama take two separate paths to the tour and wind up in same spot

Ryo Ishikawa and Hideki Matsuyama are separated by five months on earth, and five years in professional golf.The two biggest golfing stars are members of the PGA Tour this year. They were to play in the Sony Open, the first full event of the year on the PGA Tour, until Matsuyama withdrew on the eve of Thursday's opening round with a wrist injury.How they arrived could not be any more different.One year after their paths first crossed in junior golf, Ishikawa became the youngest player to win on any of the major tours in the world. He was a 15-year-old amateur when he won the Munsingwear Open KSB Cup. The "Bashful Prince" received rock-star treatment in Japan and had the largest entourage of photographers. Some players said the hype over the kid reminded them of Tiger Woods when he first turned pro.He turned pro at 16 and kept piling up the wins on the Japan Golf Tour. He first played in the Masters when he was 17. He played in the Presidents Cup when he was 18. And he shot 58 in the fi...

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  1. Move aside Ryo , Ishikawa's sister is new kid on the block

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese teen-ager Ryo Ishikawa's 13-year-old sister Yoko will make her Japan LPGA Tour debut at this week's T-Point Ladies golf tournament.Just a ...

  2. Riviera nerves a problem of the past for Ishikawa

    By Mark Lamport-StokesPACIFIC PALISADES, California (Reuters) - Twelve months after making a nervous debut on the PGA Tour , Japanese teenage sensation Ryo Ishikawa ...

  3. Adam Scott returns to Bay Hill and ties course record with a 62 that gives him a 3-shot lead

    Adam Scott must have wondered why it took him five years to return to the Arnold Palmer Invitational.This wasn't the Bay Hill anyone remembered. The sky was bright b...

  4. Scott fires 62, leads by 3 at Bay Hill

    Orlando, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Adam Scott fired a 10-under 62 on Thursday and grabbed a 3-stroke lead after the opening round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational.Sc...

  5. Ishikawa , Wiratchant heading to Augusta National

    Ryo Ishikawa and Thaworn Wiratchant have accepted invitations to play in this year's Masters according to Augusta National chairman Billy Payne."Through our establis...

  6. Japan's Ishikawa impressive in US Open debut

    PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — If Ryo Ishikawa needed any reassurance about his emerging golf game, he got it from none other than eight-time major winner Tom Watson .P...

  7. Ishikawa gets special invite to the Masters

    Ryo Ishikawa of Japan accepted a special invitation to compete at this year's Masters.Billy Payne, chairman of Augusta National Golf Club and the Masters, confirmed ...

  8. Webb Simpson commits to Phoenix Open, giving event 21 of top 50 in world ranking

    Webb Simpson committed to play the Phoenix Open on Friday, giving the tournament 21 of the top 50 players in the world ranking.Simpson, the 2012 U.S. Open champion, ...

  9. Woodland grabs lead at Torrey Pines

    La Jolla, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Gary Woodland managed a 2-under 70 on Saturday and that gave him a 1-stroke lead after 54 holes of the Farmers Insurance Open.Wood...

  10. This Week in Golf -- March 6-9

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  11. Stallings battles to victory at Torrey Pines

    La Jolla, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - Scott Stallings birdied the 72nd hole on Sunday to break through a crowd and win the Farmers Insurance Open.Stallings, who won for...

  12. Watson, Yang share lead at suspended Phoenix Open

    Scottsdale, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) - Bubba Watson and Y.E. Yang fired matching 7-under 64s Thursday to share the first-round lead at the Waste Management Phoenix Ope...

  1. Prodigy eyes his measure of greatness: Ryo Ishikawa looks to conquer golf worlds beyond Japan

    The first crush of photographers chased after Tiger Woods on his way to the practice range in his first tournament back from knee surgery. Then came another commotio...

  2. Ishikawa to give 2011 earnings to Japan victims

    Ryo Ishikawa first made people take notice because of his golf. He won his first Japan Golf Tour event as a 15-year-old amateur, won the money title at 17 and last y...

  3. Move over Ryo Ishikawa , Asian golf has a new star in Hideki Matsuyama

    Move over Ryo Ishikawa, Asian golf finally has a new star.With two wins on the Japanese tour this year and an unexpected 10th-place finish at last month's U.S. Open,...

  4. Ryo Ishikawa still trying to deliver on a major stage

    Ryo Ishikawa and Rory McIlroy made their Masters debut together, two teenagers in the same group, both filled with potential.Four years later, they are nowhere near ...

  5. Ryo Ishikawa of Japan, Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand headed to Augusta with special invites

    Ryo Ishikawa of Japan is headed back to the Masters with another special invitation.Augusta National says Ishikawa and Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand have accepted i...

  6. Ryo Ishikawa shoots 15 over at PGA Championship

    Ryo Ishikawa's score to par almost matched his age. For the 19-year-old from Japan , that summed up a day he would rather forgetIshikawa put six shots in the water o...

  7. Masters gives exemption to Ryo Ishikawa

    Ryo Ishikawa no longer has to worry about trying to qualify for the Masters. The 20-year-old from Japan received a special invitation for the second time.Augusta Nat...

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