Ishikawa gets PGA Championship invite

Updated: May 12, 2009, 10:25 AM ET
Associated Press

TOKYO -- Japanese golfer Ryo Ishikawa has received a special invitation to play in the PGA Championship.

"I received the news today, I'm very happy," the 17-year-old Ishikawa said Tuesday. "My impression is that it's an extremely tough layout and I will aim as high as I can."

Ishikawa, a two-time winner on the Japanese tour, missed the cut in his Masters debut in April, for which he also received a special invitation.

This year's PGA Championship will be held Aug. 13-16 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn.


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