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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - GOLF

    Mizuno to represent Hong Kong in Ryder-style event

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 11:30pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Shinichi Mizuno will become the first ever golfer to represent Hong Kong in the prestigious Sir Michael Bonallack Trophy following his selection for the Asia-Pacific team ... 26-28. “I am thrilled to be selected and to represent Hong Kong for the first time in the Bonallack Trophy. To play alongside and against the best amateur golfers from Europe and Asia-Pacific ...

  2. Sport - Golf - GOLF

    European Tour boss denies saying EurAsia Cup is 'a mistake and not sustainable'

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 01:41pm

    ... O’Grady has strongly denied saying the new EurAsia Cup team tournament was a “mistake” after organisers of a rival event claimed he was having second thoughts. O’Grady was responding to comments from Ivan Ballesteros, co-managing director of the rival Royal Trophy, who said the European boss had told him having two similar, Europe v Asia tournaments was unsustainable. “I categorically ...

  3. Sport - China - GOLF

    US PGA Tour in for the long haul in China

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 01:14am by AFP

    ... afield in Asia if successful on the mainland. But Hong Kong Golf Association chief executive Tom Phillips said yesterday that was news to him. "It's the first I have heard of it. We ... Thailand has 25 and India has 12. The PGA Tour had been considered late to make a move in Asia, and it wasn't until last year that it held its first fully sanctioned event in the region, ...

  4. Sport - China - GOLF

    Tiger Woods urged to respect WGC-HSBC Champions tournament

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 10:22pm by AFP

    ... of appearing at the biggest events. World number one Woods has caused controversy by skipping the last two editions of the US$8.5 million tournament, the richest in Asia, in favour of exhibition ... pay a major prize fund for that and we are absolutely not in the business of paying appearance fees on top of that," said Morgan. Morgan said he expected Asia's golf schedule, now ...

  5. Sport - China - GOLF

    Asia draw first blood in foursomes against Europe in Royal Trophy

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 10:20pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Guangzhou Defending champs make no mistake as they hold Europe at bay on first day of the Royal Trophy Asia draw first blood in foursomes Y.E. Yang's Asian ... do not have much room to manoeuvre." Requiring 8.5 points overall to win and retain the title for Asia for the first time in Royal Trophy history, Yang warned his players against ...

  6. Sport - China - GOLF

    Unheralded Wang Minghao bursts onto Asian circuit

    Posted May 12th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... with some of the best players in the Asia-Pacific, having made the cut in his first professional event just days after joining the paid ranks. "It is quite a surprise to be here but I'm ... Chinese golfers has left the golfing world agog. Guan Tianlang raised eyebrows by qualifying for last month's US Masters as a 14-year-old by virtue of winning the Asia-Pacific Amateur Golf ...

  7. Sport - Golf - GOLF

    Augusta National field gets boost after world rankings

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 09:53pm by AP

    ... and his first as a pro. Matsuyama was a two-time winner of the Asia-Pacific Amateur, which awards an exemption to the Masters. He made the cut both times as an amateur. "I'm ecstatic ...

  8. Sport - China - GOLF

    Row over Royal Trophy deepens

    Posted Jan 03rd 2014, 11:29pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Family of the late Seve Ballesteros accuse the European Tour of showing disrespect in dispute over rival matchplay event with Asia Row over Royal Trophy deepens The family of Seve Ballesteros accused the European Tour of showing disrespect to the deceased major winner amid an intensifying row about a duplicate matchplay event against Asia. The European Tour will host ...

  9. Sport - China - GOLF

    Sky's the limit, says Chinese prodigy Guan Tianlang

    Posted Oct 22nd 2013, 12:14pm

    ... Agence France-Presse Guangzhou teenager sets sights on another Masters trip with victory at Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship Chinese prodigy Guan Tianlang says there’s “no limit” to what he can achieve at next year’s US Masters if he qualifies by retaining his Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship title this week. The Guangzhou schoolboy sent shockwaves through the sport ...

  10. Sport - GOLF

    Tiger Woods’ career earnings top US$1.3 billion

    Posted Jan 08th 2014, 11:27am by AFP

    ... of today’s players, was third at US$40 million, largely from licensing deals in Asia. Jack Nicklaus, who turns 74 on January 21, ranked fourth at just over US$26 million. The record 18-time major ...




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