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A quest to learn a language leads to a lot more for Ishikawa's caddy

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By DOUG FERGUSON

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OK, I'll ask the question...If Ryo Ishikawa is completely fluent in English, as all of the 'Speed Learning' commercials tell us, why does he need a Japanese-speaking caddy?

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If you were doing a sport and had support from someone wouldn`t you want it your native language? Especially when the cost is not an issue, I think most people would do so.

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OK, I'll ask the question...If Ryo Ishikawa is completely fluent in English, as all of the 'Speed Learning' commercials tell >us, why does he need a Japanese-speaking caddy?

Many reasons you would see not on the green. Off the green: communicating with Ishikawa's staff who don't speak English or communicating with officials and other staff members in Japan who don't speak English (or don't speak English very well).

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Aussies just have a way with interviews - light-hearted & great storytellers!

Proud to be one :)

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"And he still hasn’t finished college." sorry. not clear. I assume you mean Clark... but I am not sure because the last subject mentioned was Ishikawa. Therefore HE is pointing to Ishikawa. If you are indeed reffering to Clark, it is more correct in this case to mention his name again instead of using 'he'. Or its a new paragrahg complelelty and you should never start a new paragraphs without the person name first before you start using "he"

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Just never, ever know how things are going to work out, huh? Good story !

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The adverts he's in for the speed learning are cringeworthy. He even uses incorrect English in them.

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Luckily for Clark, informal conversational Japanese is one of the easiest non-Indo European spoken language to learn as a second language.

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