ryo ishikawa shoots 58 in japan tour title win

Dig this. On Sunday, 18-year-old Japanese golf superstar Ryo Ishikawa won his seventh Japan Tour title, closing The Crowns with 58 -- the lowest score ever recorded in a major tour event: Ryo Ishikawa closes with 58 to win Japan Tour title.
How bananas was the 12-under 58? Ishikawa birdied nine of his first 11 holes, had three in a row on the back nine, and missed a 15-footer on the 18th for 57. 57!!

"I always dreamed of getting a score like this but didn't think I would do it so fast," Ishikawa said. "It hasn't really sunk in yet, but I'm sure it will after a few days."

Similar to David Duval's 59 back in 1999, Ishikawa's 58 came in the final round, when he actually needed to go low. Trailing Shigeki Maruyama by six shots heading into Sunday, Ryo tossed together the 12-birdie performance to actually leapfrog everyone for the win.
Ishikawa broke the Japan Tour record of 59 set by Masahiro Kuramoto in the first round of the 2003 Acom International. On the PGA Tour, Al Geiberger, Chip Beck and David Duval share the record at 59. Annika Sorenstam also had a 59 on the LPGA Tour.

The feat is impressive. But from an 18-year-old player? That's insane. More here: Ishikawa shoots 58 in Japan Tour event.

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