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August 6 2011

2:39 PM

Ishikawa move could benefit many

AKRON, Ohio -- Ryo Ishikawa is making a nice move up the leaderboard which is good to see for a variety of reasons.

Ishikawa Not only is the teenager an immense talent, he has pledged his winnings this year -- with a goal of $2.4 million -- to the tsunami relief effort in Japan. He also contributes $1,200 per birdie.

Ishikawa, who has made three birdies and no bogeys on Saturday, now stands 8 under and tied for fourth, three strokes behind Keegan Bradley. He has played eight holes.

The winner of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational receives $1.4 million.

And one more sidelight -- if Ishikawa should go on to win on Sunday, he would be exactly one week older than the youngest winner in PGA TOUR history. Johnny McDermott was 19 years, 10 months and 14 days old when he won the 1911 U.S. Open.  

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