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August 7 2011

3:40 PM

Ishikawa nears $1 million for relief

AKRON, Ohio – The relief effort for the victims of the Japanese tsunami stands to get another boost on Sunday if Ryo Ishikawa can continue his finel play at Firestone Country Club.

The 19-year-old teenager has pledged all his earnings this year, as well as $1,200 per birdie, to the relief effort. Ishikawa starts Sunday’s final round of the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational in a tie for second, one stroke behind the leader, Adam Scott.

The winner of the Bridgestone Invitational will earn $1.4 million while the runner-up receives $840,000. Ishikawa’s current donation to the relief effort stands at $927,375.

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