He's back. Japan's Ryo Ishikawa, 18, will tee it up at Riviera Country Club this week, his first U.S. appearance this year. SuperSport.com provided these comments from the teen after his early practice round Tuesday:
"Last year here, I was very, very nervous. But this year my mentality is much different. I experienced so many things last year. I'm much more comfortable... I'm able to listen to English. I want to answer easy English questions in English... I feel like I'm growing up as a player."
One last nugget: Ishikawa has visited a shopping mall in LA, and he tried In-N-Out Burger, the classic burger chain.