Royal Trophy

Joe Ozaki's Asian team win Royal Trophy in sudden-death play-off

Japan's Ryo Ishikawa, representing Asia, blasts out of a bunker during his Royal Trophy contest against Swede Henrik Stenson. Photo: Xinhua

Asia burst European golf's bubble with a stirring final-day charge yesterday to claim victory after a thrilling sudden-death play-off in the sixth edition of the Royal Trophy in Brunei.

Monday, 17 December, 2012, 4:43am

Ishikawa now the new ace in pack

Organisers of the US$1 million Thailand Golf Championship yesterday played down the absence of world number two Rory McIlroy, believing Japanese star Ryo Ishikawa was the key to the event raising millions for flood relief - and helping restore the country's spirits.

15 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Around the greens


2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Thaworn and Thongchai resume battle

Thai stars Thaworn Wiratchant and Thongchai Jaidee will renew their battle for the Asian Tour Order of Merit supremacy on home soil at the Bangkok Airways Open this week.

12 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Asia and Europe to tee it up

Bangkok will host Ryder Cup-style clash

Asia's best players are to take on the elite of Europe in a prestigious new team tournament that could trigger Ryder Cup-style rivalry between the two continents.

15 Sep 2005 - 12:00am