"He said, 'I couldn't play well in international tournaments,' but he expects me to show a good performance outside Japan," Ishikawa said through his agent, Jumpei Kaneko. "He told me he wanted me to show a good performance in the United States."
Ryo Ishikawa: a 'prince' who wants to rule golf →
"I practice in front of him," said Ishikawa, speaking in English until it becomes too much of a burden. "He gave great advice."