MELBOURNE, Australia – Ryo Ishikawa was arriving late in Australia for the Presidents Cup, but International captain Greg Norman doesn’t expect the Japanese star to have any problems by the time the tournament begins Thursday.
Norman said after the captains’ media conference Tuesday that Ishikawa, coming off a ninth-place tie Sunday in the Japan Tour’s Taiheiyo Masters, wouldn’t arrive until later in the day due to weather problems and flight delays. “There’s absolutely no problem with Ryo himself,” Norman added.
The 20-year-old Ishikawa won his first Japan Tour title when he was 15 and shot 58 last year.
“The great part about Ryo is he’s young,” Norman said. “He can survive the jet lag and survive an overnight flight and get in here. He’s a good enough player; he’ll have enough information coming his way tomorrow about the golf course. So I’m not concerned.”