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Andy Zhang makes professional tournament debut in Asia

Zhang is training at the academy of David Leadbetter, who said the young player is one of the best prospects he has seen. Photo: AFP

Chinese boy wonder Andy Zhang has come back down to earth after becoming the youngest golfer to play in the US Open.

Thursday, 18 October, 2012, 12:56pm

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

Olazabal sees strong future for McIlroy

Olazabal sees strong future for McIlroy

Twice major winner Rory McIlroy is a "very special" talent and will win many championships if he carries on the way he is, European Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal said.

19 Aug 2012 - 10:34am

Casino backing for Macau golf open is a good start

Casino backing for Macau golf open is a good start

The announcement that the Macau Open had acquired the backing of a senior player in the gaming industry will come as welcome news to all parties concerned - the Asian Tour, the Macau Sports Development Board and the Macau Golf Association.

23 Aug 2012 - 9:10am

Liu, 18, eager to take on the professionals

Konstantin Liu Lok-tin believes this week's Ageas Hong Kong PGA Championship will provide the perfect opportunity for him to kick-start his fledgling professional career.

20 May 2012 - 12:00am

OneAsia bosses plan to jazz up tour

OneAsia chiefs vowed yesterday to make the sport more hip and fashionable, as an early bird caught the worm on the first day of the US$3 million Volvo China Open.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Schwartzel sees his chance as Westwood slips

Momentum and adrenaline are powerful things in sport. Charl Schwartzel had both in his bag yesterday as the one-horse race suddenly became a 'Sea Biscuit-War Admiral' showdown at the US$1 million Thailand Golf Championship.

18 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Brilliant Westwood scorches into 11-shot lead

Lee Westwood has assembled all the pieces needed to win a cherished major and put the 'whole package' on show again at the US$1 million Thailand Golf Championship yesterday.

17 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Around the greens


2 Dec 2011 - 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

Tips few and far between for Rose

Much to his chagrin, Justin Rose has not been able to get much out of his Florida next-door neighbour and buddy Ian Poulter on how to win the UBS Hong Kong Open on Sunday.

30 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

World Cup 'must go beyond China'

The China market is 'too immature' to restore the World Cup to its rightful place, its title sponsor said yesterday, as the Mission Hills empire, the sanctioning federations and Omega clash over where the tournament is heading.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Rory's coming home

A large piece of Hainan's famous lava rock sits on the table, artfully sculpted into a vase. It cannot double up as a pawn, so Rory McIlroy uses his fingers to recreate the topography of the signature 18th hole at Hong Kong Golf Club.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Ireland go head-to-head with Germany in 'final'

A 'final' befitting a World Cup will be played out in Hainan today as world number two Rory McIlroy and world number four Martin Kaymer go head to head for glory.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Money talks in Asian golf world

Some thirty years ago South African hotel developer Sol Kerzner was in a bit of a quandary. He had built a spectacular resort and golf course called Sun City in South Africa and very much wanted to hold a championship golf tournament there. But there was only one big problem: apartheid.

27 Nov 2011 - 12:00am