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PRESS RELEASE, July 2014

Ryo Ishikawa, a Colantotte staff professional, Wins Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup 2014

Ryo Ishikawa, a Colantotte staff professional, Wins Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup 2014

Ryo Ishikawa

  • sports : golf
  • country : japan

Highest world ranking: 29th (as of 5 May 2009).

Achievements: Became the youngest money list leader on the Japan Golf Tour in 2009.

In 2007, Ishikawa became the youngest ever winner of the “Munsingwear Open KSB Cup.” In 2008, he turned professional.

It was his first year as a pro, ranking fifth on the money list becoming the youngest ever 100 million yen player. In 2009, he won four tournaments in Japan and finished the year as the money list leader on the Japan Golf Tour.

In 2010, he shot an amazing 58 in the final round of the “Chunichi Crowns” to set a record low score and registered a brilliant come-from-behind victory, earning the second victory that year for the “FUJISANKEI CLASSIC.”

Furthermore, he won the “Mitsui Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters” with a 14-under total.

He has won 9 times in total on the men’s professional tour.

His career earnings exceeded 500 million yen as of August 2011. He achieved this at the age of 19 years and 11 months, drastically breaking the record at the youngest age. In addition, he established the milestone on his 97th tournament including 4 major championships and WGC and this made him the new record holder faster than anybody else.

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