Japanese Golfer to Become Youngest Player Ever in Presidents Cup

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LEMONT, Ill. (AP) - Ryo Ishikawa has been picked for the International team in the Presidents Cup, making the 17-year-old Japanese star the youngest player to compete in the matches.

International captain Greg Norman also picked Adam Scott, perhaps a bigger surprise because the 29-year-old Australian is going through his worst year as a professional and has slipped to No. 53 in the world ranking.

Ishikawa has won four times in the last calendar year, including the Fujisankei Classic on the Japan Golf Tour last week to move up to No. 47.

U.S. captain Fred Couples used his two picks on U.S. Open champion Lucas Glover and Hunter Mahan. They also were captain's picks for the Presidents Cup two years ago.

The Presidents Cup will be played Oct. 8-11 at Harding Park in San Francisco.


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