Japan’s Prodigy Ishikawa Gets Invitation to PGA Tour





AKRON, OH - AUGUST 05:  Ryo Ishikawa of Japan ...

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Japanese golf prodigy Ryo Ishikawa, 19 is now holding membership on the PGA Tour though it is only temporary and will last until the end of the year.

This means that Ishikawa will be able to receive available sponsor exemptions for the rest of the season, as the PGA spokesman told on behalf of the PGA Tour on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old golfer has participated in ten events in 2011 so far and since he has earned more than the 150th-placed player in the 2010 list, $577,136, the PGA Tour decided to grant him exclusive temporary membership.

Ishikawa delivered his most impressive performance at the WGC-Bridgestone held at the Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio, tying for fourth after being close to becoming the youngest winner of a PGA Tour event in a century.

The Japanese golfer turned in a poor performance after this tournament, shooting rounds of 85 and 72 and missing the cut 2011 PGA Championship at the historic Atlanta Athletic Club.

Ishikawa does not eye any event in particular and hopes for a big win that would allow him to acquire permanent membership on the PGA Tour. And there is a big chance that he will achieve his goal as his past performance indicates that there are nothing but great achievements ahead of him.