Tiger on Today's Young Guns: "I'd Go Watch Ryo"

It was boorish question,  but Tiger Woods didn't hesitate to answer it.

Asked who he'd most like to follow among the next generation if he were a fan at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the answer came quickly:  "For me personally, I would go watch Ryo"

Tiger then attempted to explain the unique appeal of the Japanese superstar, mentioning basic characteristics like his gentle demeanour and the purity of his putting stroke.

If Tiger's choice surprised you, then welcome to the Ryo Ishikawa phenomenon. The teenager is already a mega-star in his native Japan... and doesn't look like his celebrity will have any trouble going international.

Of course, no one has to convince me of that.

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