November 12, 2012 - Tokyo, Japan
YONEX Tour Professional Ryo Ishikawa, shot a final round 4-under par 68 to claim a one shot victory over Michio Matsumura at the Japan Golf Tour's Mitsui Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters becoming the youngest player in JGTO history to reach the 10 career victory mark at the age of 21 years, 4 months and 24 days.
Ryo Ishikawa made his return to the winners circle by firing rounds of 67 (-5), 69 (-3), 69 (-3), 68 (-4) for a total score of 15-under 273. Ishikawa now sits at 8th place on the JGTO's 2012 Money List with three events remaining.
"It (Taiheiyo Masters victory) changes the way I perceive everything," said an emotional Ishikawa. "A victory is the best medicine. It's a medicine that gives me confidence. I can go to the United States with confidence," he added.
On Monday November 12th, the PGA Tour announced the final standings in the 2012 PGA Tour Money list. By virtue of his 108th finish in the Money List, Ryo has secured a 2013 PGA Tour card and will be playing on the PGA Tour full-time in 2013.
YONEX is proud to say that our equipment has been a part of all ten of Ryo's JGTO victories and has been a key contributor to his global success and look forward to 2013 and beyond.
YONEX Clubs In Ryo's Bag
Driver: YONEX EZONE Driver 9.0º (Graphite Design Tour AD EV shaft)
#3 wood: YONEX EZONE Type ST 13.0º (Graphite Design Tour AD DJ shaft)
#5 wood: YONEX Type ST 18.0º (True Temper Dynamic Gold Lite)
Irons: YONEX NANOV NextAge Tour Forged 3-9, PW (True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue)
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