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Mission Hills chief takes key role for OneAsia tour

Thursday, 12 April, 2012, 12:00am

Liang urges Asia's tours to bury the hatchet

China No 1 Liang Wenchong called on Asia's warring bodies, the Asian Tour and OneAsia Tour, to bury the hatchet and smoke the peace pipe so the region's players could benefit.

Liang, who is playing this week thanks to an invitation from the sponsors, said the rift between the long-established Asian Tour and brash newcomer OneAsia Tour should be settled amicably.

1 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Asian Tour finance manager disappears

Police in Malaysia have been brought in to find the Asian Tour's former senior finance manager and head of human resources, who has disappeared - along with a large sum of money, with some estimates putting it at US$1 million.

7 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Nanshan wins place on OneAsia Tour

The Nanshan China Masters will become the newest addition to the OneAsia Tour, taking the number of events on the mainland in the 2011 schedule to three, and 12 in total, with one more expected to be confirmed in December.

26 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Macau takes Open off its schedule

The Macau Open is 'too expensive to run' and will be canned unless the governing Asian Tour can mount a rescue deal.

The failure to find a title sponsor and escalating costs have forced the promoters to wave the white flag on a tournament that had been a popular stop on the Asian Tour since 1998.

24 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Yang in 15-strong Korean challenge for China Open

Yang Yong-eun arrived in Suzhou yesterday after a 30-hour journey from Atlanta, buoyed by a joint-eighth finish at the Masters and feeling good about his chances in the US$2.5 million Volvo China Open.

15 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

OneAsia just a get-rich scheme at Asian Tour's cost, says King

Asian Tour member Jason King has accused rival tour OneAsia as being nothing more than a scheme by big sports-management companies to get rich.

12 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

OneAsia Tour offer rivals an olive branch

The controversial OneAsia Tour believes it is the future of golf in the region but was willing to reach a compromise in its bitter tug of war with the incumbent Asian Tour, spokesman Ben Sellenger said yesterday.

19 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

China ties still in place, insists Asian Tour boss

Asian Tour boss Kyi Hla Han denied yesterday China had severed ties with his organisation, but admitted his players 'as of now' would not be appearing at next month's showpiece Volvo China Open.

21 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

PGA officials look back on year of great achievement

As the chase for the 1998 Omega Order of Merit title was reaching its climax at Clearwater Bay yesterday, Asian PGA officials were reflecting on a year of ups and downs, on and off the region's fairways.

7 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Asian PGA welcomed into world club

The Asian Professional Golfers' Association was last night officially welcomed into the world golfing fold.

In a significant development for the professional game in the region, the Asian PGA's Omega Tour was confirmed as an associate member of the PGA Tours International Federation.

16 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Tour a success, but players must improve

Twenty-seven months to the day after its launch, the Asian PGA's Omega Tour is firmly established as the region's most credible professional circuit.

Since ushering in a new golfing era in June, 1995, it has not only succeeded in ensuring a higher profile for the sport across Asia, but also been responsible for improving the lot of previously down-trodden Asian professionals.

22 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

China attracts two new events

SHANGHAI and Shenzhen will host major international tournaments in 1995 featuring many of the world's foremost male and female professionals.

Contracts will be signed early in the New Year confirming the launching of a US$400,000 China PGA Championship in Shanghai in October and a China Open women's tournament, worth US$300,000, in Shenzhen in November.

30 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

Which way now? Asian Tour at the crossroads

TO merge, or not to merge . . . that is the thorny question facing delegates of the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC) as they converge on Kuala Lumpur today for a crucial meeting that could change the face of professional golf in the region.

14 Mar 1994 - 12:00am