NEW YORK – Ryo Ishikawa secured his 2013 PGA Tour card exemption Sunday with earnings this season of about $870,000 that placed him at 108th within the Top 125 rankings.
World No. 1 Rory McIlroy topped the PGA earnings with $8.04 million, and also was the European money list winner. Tiger Woods, the world No. 2, finished with $6.13 million.
The rule for special members is that they had to earn as much as the No. 125 player on the money list as of Sunday’s season-ending Children’s Miracle Network event in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
Ryuji Imada had a final-round even-par 72 for an 8-under 280 total for a share of 28th at the season ender and failed to secure a PGA Tour card with his 181st ranking. Imada will need to earn a card in the PGA Tour qualifying tournament.
On Sunday, Ishikawa ended a two-year drought on the Japanese men’s tour with victory at the Taiheiyo Masters.