Monday, May 3, 2010

Ishikawa fires a 58!

Source: PGATour

Ryo Ishikawa shot a 12-under 58 -- the lowest score ever on a major tour -- to win The Crowns on Sunday for his seventh Japan Tour title.

The 18-year-old Ishikawa tapped in for par on the par-4 18th after his 15-foot birdie try slid inches by the cup. He had 12 birdies in his bogey-free round on the 6,545-yard Nagoya Golf Club course.

"I always dreamed of getting a score like this but didn't think I would do it so fast," Ishikawa said. "It hasn't really sunk in yet, but I'm sure it will after a few days."

Wow! 58 is amazing on any professional tour. Especially frmo an 18 year old.
Here's an additional article about how he's saving golf in Japan as people have someone to really watch now instead of a bunch of nobodies.

Cash cow Ishikawa saved Japan tour: Director

Every sports needs a star, a reason for people to pay money and watch. People pay to watch Tiger Woods which made the PGATour huge. The LPGA has a problem now and is facing bankrupcy because there is no star on that tour.

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