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Ishikawa Gets U.S. Open Spot After Strong Colonial

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Ryo Ishikawa of Japan watches his second shot on the eighth hole during the final round of the 2011 Masters Tournament on April 10, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia. (credit: David Cannon/Getty Images)

Ryo Ishikawa of Japan watches his second shot on the eighth hole during the final round of the 2011 Masters Tournament on April 10, 2011 in Augusta, Georgia. (credit: David Cannon/Getty Images)

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FORT WORTH (AP) - Ryo Ishikawa is among eight 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, Ryan Moore and Peter Hanson also got in through the ranking.

Colonial winner David Toms made it into the U.S. Open by being in the top 10 on the latest PGA Tour money list, along with Aaron Baddeley and Rory Sabbatini. Anders Hansen earned a spot from among the top five on the European Tour money list.

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