五十八: Fifty-eight, Ryo Ishikawa's Brave New Number

We knew he was extraordinary, but this is ridiculous.

Ryo Ishikawa, the delightfully idiosyncratic... multi-chromatic... Japanese golfer broke at least a couple of records yesterday with an exceptional score of 58.

Five. Eight. It's the lowest score ever recorded on a major tour. And with it he won The Crowns event, on the Japan Golf Tour.

"Ishikawa recorded seven birdies over his first nine holes and picked up two more at 10 and 11. He parred his next two, but birdied three in a row from the 14th to reach 12-under par for the round." ... OK and...

"He had a 15-foot birdie chance at the last to shoot the unimaginable 57, but the putt barely missed. Ishikawa tapped in then waited for his seventh Japan Tour title."

Enough said. I ♥ Ryo Ishikawa, because of his magical 58, and because he's not afraid to wear Tickle Me Pink, Gumby Green, Outrageous Orange, Wild Blue Yonder, Unmellow Yellow and myriad other colors some shy away from.

ありがとう and お祝い Ryo Ishikawa.