Ryo Ishikawa nabs U.S. Open exemption

Updated: May 23, 2011, 12:16 PM ET
Associated Press

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Ryo Ishikawa is among seven players who no longer have to qualify for the U.S. Open.

Ishikawa closed with a 64 on Sunday, and while he lost in a playoff at the Totoumi Hamamatsu Open in Japan, his runner-up finish moved him up four spots to No. 49 in the world and earned him a spot at Congressional on June 16-19 for the U.S. Open.

The top 50 in the next world ranking are exempt from U.S. Open qualifying. Matteo Manassero and Peter Hanson also got in through ...

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