Jan 10, 2008

Japanese Golfer Ryo IshikawaTurns Pro At 16

He's a young and upcoming golfer in Japan be won last year on the Japan Tour and he's turning pro. A good thing or a bad thing. For him he's making the right decision, I'm not so convinced. Look at your Ty Tyron's of the world not so good. He's supposedly a golf prodigy touted as the next Tiger Woods. I'm not convinced we'll see. Big goals, big moutains to climb.

"From today I'm a professional golfer," Ishikawa said at a press conference. "I want to play with Tiger Woods in the future and win the Masters."

"I know it won't be easy and I know there will be days when I don't want to do my homework," said Ishikawa. "But I'm determined to keep up with my studies and do my best in golf."

Ishikawa is aware that many Japanese golfers have excelled on the domestic tour only to flop on the PGA and European tours.

Hall of Fame golfer Isao Aoki has advised the young prodigy to play as many tournaments as possible overseas and to not get discouraged from his losses.

"That's good advice," said Ishikawa. "Aoki-san told me you learn more from your losses than your wins and I'll keep that in mind."

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