Tuesday, 12th May 2009
Ishikawa invited to PGA Championship
Ryo Ishikawa, Japan's teenage golfing sensation, is to take part in the Professional Golf Association (PGA) Championship.
The 17-year-old received a special invitation to the event, which will take place at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Minnesota between August 13th and 16th, reports the Associated Press.
He told the news source: "I received the news today (May 12th), I'm very happy.
"My impression is that it's an extremely tough layout and I will aim as high as I can."
The youngster, who achieved fame in his home country after twice winning the Japanese tour, missed the cut during his debut at the Masters last month.
In 2007, he became the youngest ever winner of the men's regular tournament during the Japan Golf Tour and also won the Munsingwear Open KSB Cup.
He turned professional last year and became the youngest player to ever make the top 100 of the Official World Golf Rankings.
Written by Mark Smith
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