Ryo Ishikawa Shows The Golf World He's Ready

Any lingering doubts that Ryo Ishikawa's talents would travel were surely put to rest over the past few days on the sometimes-rain-soaked fairways of Riviera Country Club.

Playing in the Northern Trust Open, his first US event of the year, the timid Japanese teenager comfortably made the cut and finished at T32; his career-best result on the US PGA Tour. ~ Stellar performance on Thursday and Friday kept Ryo in the top ten through rounds one and two and earned him the "shot of the day" honors for his second round eagle on the 17th featured in the clip above.

Ryo-kun falterd a bit with multiple bogies in round three and four but finished the tournament with a flourish. His back-to-back birdies on 17 and 18 in the final round - including the forty foot final putt featured below - should give the Bashful Prince an awesome confidence boost as he heads to Pebble Beach for this week's tournament.