Ryo Ishikawa giving to Japan while playing 2011 Masters
Ryo Ishikawa is a Japanese golfer competing at the 2011 Masters in Augusta, Ga. Ryo Ishikawa announced he will donate his 2011 golf winnings to Japan earthquake and tsunami victims.
These athletes have expressed sympathy and concern about what's happening in their homeland, following the March 11 earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent nuclear crisis. Japan Tour golfer Ryo Ishikawa, who's playing in the Masters golf tournament in Georgia this week, is no exception. And he's taking it a step further.
Last week, Ishikawa announced that he would donate all of his 2011 golf earnings to the victims of Japan's earthquake and tsunami. He also wants to donate a set amount for every birdie he makes this season on the Japan Tour and in other pro events, like the Masters.