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  1. New China pro tour to one day rival Japan and US, says Zhang

    Posted May 26th 2005, 12:00am by Richard Castka

    ... finals. Professional golf has also seen a rise in the number tournaments played and just last month two co-sanctioned European Tour events were held in Beijing and Shanghai. Several top-10 players ... Richard Castka 'We anticipate next year we'll have six to eight events with even bigger purses' A professional tour is to be established in China- one that could rival ...

  2. Fulke has designs on doing things 'right way'

    Posted Mar 11th 2005, 12:00am by Chuah Choo Chiang

    ... to be less grain on the greens this year and it makes the putting easier,' said the 34-year-old Swede, who has three career victories on the European Tour. Kang, a two-time winner on the Asian ... Desert Classic on Sunday, had a birdie drought in the desert, picking up only one stroke at the last to salvage a 73. Korean American Anthony Kang emerged as the best-placed Asian Tour player ...

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    Hong Kong Open schedule squeeze a shame, agrees McIlroy

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... squeezeA shame, agrees M cIlroy World No 1 Rory McIlroy hopes the UBS Hong Kong Open- one of his favourite tournaments- will not suffer greatly after being squeezed out of the European's Tour ... Kong." There are fears the change in the European Tour calendar next year will see many of the top players giving Hong Kong a miss as it will not play a crucial role in the money-list race, ...

  4. East proves good to Westwood

    Posted Dec 19th 2011, 12:00am

    ... he is obliged to play a minimum of 15 events, along with his European Tour commitment of 13 events. But he stressed that his appearances in Asia would not be affected and he would spend a lot of time in the region- especially in China, which now sees the HSBC Champions leave Shanghai for Mission Hills in Shenzhen. That move will be confirmed today when the 2012 European Tour schedule ...

  5. Bourdy, Jimenez join stellar cast for Hong Kong Open

    Posted Nov 05th 2010, 12:00am by Alvin Sallay

    ... sanctioned by the European Tour and Asian Tour, were England's Ian Poulter and John Daly from the United States. The field for the US$2.5 million tournament will also include Europe's Ryder ... and 2007, was also part of the victorious European Ryder Cup team at Celtic Manor. 'All the players enjoy coming to Hong Kong,' he said. 'I have won there twice, so naturally I have ...

  6. Asia and Europe to tee it up

    Posted Sep 15th 2005, 12:00am by James Tu

    ... between the two continents. The Royal Trophy- to be played in Thailand- has been sanctioned by the Asian, Japan and European tours, clearing the way for the teams to field their strongest possible ... of international policy for the European Tour, said: 'The European Tour is delighted to be part of this inaugural match with the 1997 European Ryder Cup captain, Seve Ballesteros, reprising that role ...

  7. Breakaway group promises better deal for the players

    Posted Jan 11th 2004, 12:00am by Noel Prentice

    ... and it doesn't work. And now with the injunction they put on our tour body, it wasn't in the best interests of the players. So we consulted the European Tour and others and they advised us that the whole structure was wrong,' said the former Asian Tour Order of Merit winner. 'In other tours, like the European Tour, they have the marketing in house. Ours wasn't. The players ...

  8. Mainland writing new chapter in golf history

    Posted Nov 20th 2007, 12:00am by Melanie Ho

    ... the different tours have given the World Cup a permanent home. Keith Waters, director of international policy for the European Tour, said that during the negotiations Mission Hills was keen on signing ...

  9. National pride on the line

    Posted Nov 20th 2007, 12:00am by Mathew Scott

    ... the very social nature of the game. The England team of Ian Poulter and Justin Rose have more memories to share than they'd probably like to admit, having cut their teeth on the European Challenge Tour while rooming together. Each is now firmly established among the world's top players and Rose, in particular, comes into the World Cup absolutely flying, having taken out ...

  10. Players 'must end rape and pillage'

    Posted Nov 19th 2007, 12:00am by Alex Jenkins

    ... not be open to rape and pillage by players and their managers.' Thomson, 78, who was the guest of honour at the Open, believes the PGA Tour and the European Tour should step in and help the Asian ... the next year. The sponsors are going to get fed up eventually. The PGA and European Tours should come in and introduce the same rules as they have in their own sphere.' Thomson made reference ...




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