Posted March 01, 2012 on AP on Fox

ST AUGUSTINE, FL - NOVEMBER 02: PGA Hall of Fame golfer Arnold Palmer speaks during the World Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremonys on November 2, 2009 in St Augustine, Florida. Palmer is making the induction address for former President Dwight D. Eisenhower. (Photo by Marc Serota/Getty Images for the World Golf Hall of Fame)
Japanese golfer Ryo Ishikawa will play in this month's Arnold Palmer Invitational as he bids to qualify for the Masters. The 20-year-old Ishikawa has been invited to the March 22-25 event at the Bay Hill Club in Orlando, Florida, his management team said Thursday. Ishikawa is 54th in the world rankings and has to break into the top 50 by March 26 to play at the Masters, which starts April 5. Ishikawa expects to play about 34 tournaments this year and is considering PGA Tour membership to improve his ranking.
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