RYO ISHIKAWA went from hero to zero yesterday, the Japanese teenager dumping no fewer than six balls in the water as he compiled his worst round in four years as a professional -- a stunning 15-over par 85.
Just four days after his best finish in the US, a sixth place at Firestone, Ishikawa said he'd felt fine setting out. Yet he admitted "everything changed" when he hit his approach into water on his way to a double-bogey six at 11, his second hole.
Ishikawa made treble at the par-three 15th, bogey at 16, double-bogey five at 17 and another double-bogey at 18 and turned in 10-over. He clocked up two more doubles and a bogey, but recovered his composure to play the final five holes in even par.