Travelers Championship

TPC River Highlands

The Loop

"All set to battle Tiger"

January 23, 2009

So said one hyperbolic headline in a Japanese newspaper, writing about Ryo Ishikawa's Masters invitation,

according to this news account.

Ishikawa himself is somewhat more grounded in reality. "I wish I won't be late for the opening day tee-off time on the stage of my dreams," the 17-year-old told the AFP.

-- John Strege