Ryo Ishikawa Is Playing for Japan

by Jeff Skinner

You know the old saying, “Put your money where your mouth is.”  Well, Ryo Ishikawa is doing more than that: he is putting his money where his heart is.  Ryo has pledged all his 2011 earnings to the relief efforts in Japan.  With the devastation in his homeland and estimates of a three hundred billion cost of recovery Ishikawa has made an unusually gracious effort to help his country.

TOKYO (AP) —Golf sensation Ryo Ishikawa says he is giving all of his tournament earnings this year to the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in his native Japan.

Kyodo News reported Wednesday that the 19-year-old Ishikawa also is pledging money for every birdie he makes. If he plays similar to last year, Ishikawa could wind up giving more than $2 million toward relief efforts.


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