The life of a professional Japanese doppelganger

Stage Jul 4, 2019

The life of a professional Japanese doppelganger

by Andrew McKirdy

With his single sequined glove, sparkly jacket and sharp moonwalk dance moves, the man on stage could be no one else. Or could he? "The good thing about being a Michael Jackson impersonator is that I play a global superstar," says Kazushi Yabe, who has ...

Ryo Ishikawa misses chance to secure PGA Tour card

More Sports / Golf Oct 3, 2017

Ryo Ishikawa misses chance to secure PGA Tour card

Ryo Ishikawa missed out on a PGA Tour card after failing to finish among the top 25 players in the annual four-event Web.com Tour Finals on Monday. After a final-round 66 Ishikawa placed 40th with a 9-under 275 total in the Finals finale held at ...

Ishikawa shifts focus to next season, securing PGA Tour card

More Sports / Golf Aug 17, 2017

Ishikawa shifts focus to next season, securing PGA Tour card

Ryo Ishikawa said Wednesday that winning the season-ending Wyndham Championship is not a realistic season-ending goal. Instead, he simply wants to prepare to battle his way back to the PGA Tour. A day before the start of the regular-season finale, Ishikawa, a 14-time winner on the ...

Matsuyama, Ishikawa miss cut at Riviera

More Sports / Golf Feb 19, 2017

Matsuyama, Ishikawa miss cut at Riviera

Hideki Matsuyama failed to make the cut for the first time this season as he, along with Ryo Ishikawa, made an early exit from the Genesis Open on Saturday. A day after making six bogeys in an incomplete second round that was suspended due to ...

Matsuyama, Ishikawa finish sixth at golf World Cup

More Sports / Golf Nov 27, 2016

Matsuyama, Ishikawa finish sixth at golf World Cup

The Japanese pair of Hideki Matsuyama and Ryo Ishikawa finished in a tie for sixth at the ISPS Handa World Cup on Sunday, holing out of the tournament at 14 under and six strokes behind winners Thorbjorn Olesen and Soren Kjeldsen of Denmark. Starting the ...

Ishikawa wins on domestic tour

More Sports / Golf Aug 28, 2016

Ishikawa wins on domestic tour

Ryo Ishikawa, who has struggled with lower back issues this year, captured the JGTO tour's Rizap KBC Augusta on Sunday by five strokes for his first win of the season. On a day when play was suspended for nearly three hours due to approaching thunder ...

Matsuyama, Ishikawa to team up in World Cup of Golf

More Sports / Golf Aug 27, 2016

Matsuyama, Ishikawa to team up in World Cup of Golf

Hideki Matsuyama and Ryo Ishikawa will represent Japan at the World Cup of Golf as the PGA Tour on Friday announced the final field for the Nov. 23-27 event at Kingston Heath Golf Club in Melbourne, Australia. Matsuyama had already secured his place in the ...

More Sports / Golf Feb 11, 2016

Ishikawa withdraws from AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Ryo Ishikawa has pulled out of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am with lower back pain, it was learned Wednesday. Sources said Ishikawa experienced discomfort in his back while playing at last week's Phoenix Open in Arizona, where he missed the cut. Hiroshi Iwata is playing in ...