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Wednesday, 7th July 2010
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Japanese golfing star heads to Scottish Open

Japanese golfer Ryo Ishikawa is set to head to the upcoming Scottish Open in a bid to become the youngstest player to ever win the tournament.

Ishikawa, who is 18, has already caused a stir in the golfing world in his home country, scooping seven victories on the Japan Tour. His first win here came when he was just 15.

In the Scottish Open, due to tee off this Thursday (July 8th), he will partner high-profile players Camilo Villegas and Phil Mickelson in the first two rounds.

In last year's event, the player - dubbed the Bashful Prince - played alongside Lee Westwood and Tiger Woods.

Speaking to the Press Association, he noted the changeable Scottish weather and said: "One moment you can be playing in shirt sleeves and be too hot, the next you have long sleeves and it is very cold."

As well as this, Ishikawa pointed out the difference between playing at home in Japan to link golf in Scotland.

Written by Kimberley Homer.

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