Asian Tour

Q&A with Dominique Boulet

Dominique Boulet with fellow commentator Richard Kaufman. Photo: SMP

Hong Kong's Dominique Bouletmay not have achieved his goal of winning a tournament on the Asian Tour but he is making a name for himself as a TV pundit, so much so that he is being labelled as "The Voice of Asian Golf".

Sunday, 19 May, 2013, 8:47am 1 comment

Asian golf war set to spoil fun for fans again

Colin Montgomerie. Photo: AP

Asia's "golf war" makes an unwanted return this week when the OneAsia season starts with the Thailand Open - in direct competition with another big event on the rival Asian Tour.

14 Mar 2013 - 3:32am

Sports Digest, February 27, 2013

Joe Hart

The political turf war between the Asian Tour and rival OneAsia has created a messy environment that has ruled out the involvement of global golf sponsor HSBC, the bank's head of sponsorship Giles Morgan said. 

27 Feb 2013 - 4:57am

China's Hu takes first step towards Olympic dream

Chinese golfer Hu Mu in action during a practice round at the Zaykabar Myanmar Open in Yangon yesterday. Photo: SCMP

Hu Mu, touted as the next great Chinese hope, is tipped by many to feature in the Olympics when golf makes a return to the Games in three years' time. But the tenacious Hu knows he must take it one step at a time as he prepares his long march.

21 Feb 2013 - 6:08am

Asian men's golf dreams of developing its own superstar

Mike Kerr

Asian golf returns this week with the search intensifying for a first global superstar to lead the region into a bright and innovative future and distract from the current squabbles.

With a growing middle class and thousands of courses, it is seen as just a matter of time before a player of genuine world stature emerges, but the process has been frustratingly slow.

20 Feb 2013 - 4:00am

Asians set to make their mark in world top 10 golf rankings within a decade

Mike Kerr. Photo: AFP

Chief executive Mike Kerr said the Asian Tour would produce at least three winners of golf's four majors and would be represented by more than 10 players at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with one medal winner by the 2020 Olympics.

16 Feb 2013 - 5:09am

Unho Park aiming for back-to-back HKPGA titles

Australia's Unho Park

Australian Unho Park is aiming to become the first player since 1994 to successfully defend his HKPGA Championship title when the event starts today at Hong Kong Golf Club.

Park, who lost his Asian Tour card at the end of 2011, credits his win in the Ageas HKPGA Championship in May 2012 for rejuvenating his career and winning back his tour card last month.

14 Jan 2013 - 3:57am

Despite huge growth, Asian golf has problems

Yani Tseng of Taiwan hits a shot from a bunker of the 1st hole during the third round of LPGA Thailand golf tournament in Pattaya in 2011. Photo: AP

Rapid growth has made Asia the big new destination for world golf but there’s an unmistakable sense of gloom as long-standing events face an uncertain future and local talent stalls.

While rich tournaments and even richer stars continue to flood east, grabbing widespread attention and making large sums for the game’s elite, for the home-grown scene it’s a different story entirely.

19 Dec 2012 - 12:50pm

Short Sport, December 14. 2012

Bradley Wiggins says he might change his mind. Photo: AFP

Wiggins has rethink on missing Tour de France

14 Dec 2012 - 2:10am

Short Sport, December 3, 2012

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3 Dec 2012 - 3:01am

Hong Kong Open's future is safe, says Asian Tour

Rory McIlroy's appearance in HK this year could be his last.

The Asian Tour promised to safeguard the long-term health of the troubled Hong Kong Open yesterday after the European Tour sacrificed the "iconic" tournament and removed it from the climactic end-of-season spotlight.

14 Oct 2012 - 2:33am

Macau open for golfing business

China's Zhang Lianwei and Ian Woosnam share a joke as Taiwan's Chen Yih-shin and Thongchai Jaidee of Thailand look on. Photo: AFP

After just nine holes of a practice round at the Macau Golf and Country Club, former European Ryder Cup captain and major winner Ian Woosnam admitted he would be lucky to make the cut at this weekend's Venetian Macau Open.

11 Oct 2012 - 5:12am

Golfer Zhang Lianwei wants to nurture Chinese talent

Thai Prom Meesawat, who joined the Asian Tour in 2004, plays out of a bunker at the Macau Golf and Country Club.  Photo: AFP/Asian Tour

Zhang Lianwei, China's most successful golfer on the Asian Tour, does not plan to ride quietly into the sunset.

The trailblazer intends to play a major role in the development of Chinese golfers through his foundation, where he will pump in financial support and coaching expertise to fast-track the growth of young golfers.

10 Oct 2012 - 3:28am

Asian Tour ready to launch 'major' tournament

Mike Kerr

The Asian Tour is in talks to set up an "iconic" event to rival the four majors as early as 2015, its new chief executive has revealed.

Mike Kerr also sees the circuit expanding to match the size of the European Tour in the next 10 years.

29 Aug 2012 - 2:27am

Asian golf ‘major’ within five years

Chief executive of the Asian Tour Mike Kerr. Photo: SCMP

The Asian Tour is in talks to set up an “iconic” golf event to rival the majors as early as 2015, its new chief executive has revealed.

Mike Kerr, who took the helm in March, made the statement as he laid out an ambitious vision which sees the circuit expanding to match the current size of the European Tour in the next 10 years.

28 Aug 2012 - 12:58pm