Shame, then, that Ryo Ishikawa couldn't have put on a better show for the Japanese media.
Ishikawa, preparing for the Masters, is playing the Transitions this week -- well, "playing" may be too generous a term. He turned in a stomach-churning +12 in the first round and currently sits DFL in the field.
Now, the Transitions normally doesn't draw the largest of media crowds anyway; let's be honest, people just aren't as interested in this tournament as certain others. So when a Japanese crew shows up, they draw notice. AP writer Doug Ferguson noted the following on his Twitter feed: "Left half of media center empty. Ishikawa on the 18th. They will be here soon, some of them in tears. Ryo at 12 over."
Ishikawa's going to be fine; he's a strong golfer and, for heaven's sake, he's just a teenager. But there are quite a few Japanese media members who are going to have to find something else to do with themselves in Florida this weekend.