Ryo Ishikawa, golfing prodigy turned prolific winner, is one of the many standout names on the Japan Golf Tour entry list for the SMBC Singapore Open.
Nicknamed the “Bashful Prince” he is a 15-time winner in Japan having burst onto the scene in spectacular fashion in 2007.
That year he became the youngest winner of a regular men’s JGTO tournament by claiming the Munsingwear Open KSB Cup at the age of 15 years and eight months. Remarkably, he was competing as an amateur and it was his first Tour appearance.
He turned professional the following year and took the game by storm – particularly in 2009 when he triumphed four times and claimed the JGTO Money List.
His most recent win came in Japan in 2016 at the RIZAP KBC Augusta tournament.
However, since 2012 he has spent most of his time playing on the PGA Tour.
He has played in two Presidents Cup (2009 and 2011) and two World Cups (2013 and 2016).
Date of birth: September 17, 1991
Residence: Matsubushi, Saitama, Japan
Year turned professional: 2008
2007: Munsingwear Open KSB Cup
2008: Kansai Open
2008: mynavi ABC Championship
2009: Gateway to the Open Mizuno Open Yomiuri Classic
2009: Sun Chlorella Classic
2009: Fujisankei Classic
2009: Coca-Cola Tokai Classic
2010: The Crowns
2010: Fujisankei Classic
2010: Mitsui Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters
2012: Mitsui Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters
2014: Nagashima Shigeo Invitational Sega Sammy Cup
2015: ANA Open
2015: Golf Nippon Series JT Cup
2016: RIZAP KBC Augusta