31 Mar '11, 8pm

PGA Tour: Ryo Ishikawa Shows Generosity Beyond His Years

PGA Tour: Ryo Ishikawa Shows Generosity Beyond His Years

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Ryo Ishikawa first made people take notice because of his golf. He won his first Japan Golf Tour event as a 15-year-old amateur, won the money title at 17 and last year became the first player to shoot 58 on a major tour. His latest eye-opening feat brought attention to his heart. Wanting to do his part to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated his native Japan, Ishikawa decided to donate his entire tournament earnings this year - plus a bonus for every birdie he makes - toward relief efforts. "I don't view this as pressure to perform, but it will instead be extra motivation for me," Ishikawa said Friday in an email to The Associated Press. "I always believe in myself, but because I am playing for the people of Japan, I feel like I will be playing with a greater purpose this year." Ishikawa, who at 19 already has nine wins on ...

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