Ryo Ishikawa has been selected to play for Asia again in next year’s Royal Trophy, the Japan Golf Tour Organization said Tuesday.
Captain Naomichi Ozaki picked Ishikawa again after he helped Asia beat two-time champion Europe 10-6 to capture the Royal Trophy for the first time in January.
“I am proud to have been picked to play for Asia again,” Ishikawa, who turns 18 on Thursday, said.
“I want to get to grips with the course and try to get used to the matchplay format.”
The matchplay event will be held in Thailand from Jan. 8-10.