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Bangkok, Thailand 07 Jan 2006 - 08 Jan 2006
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Ballesteros Finalises Strong European Team to Face Asia
David Howell of England and Ireland’s Paul McGinley – respectively the winner of the first event on The 2006 European Tour International Schedule and the last tournament of the 2005 season – will spearhead the European challenge against Asia in The Royal Trophy at Amata Spring Golf Club, Bangkok, Thailand, from January 7-8, 2006.
Asia names Strong Royal Trophy Team
Asia has named a strong team to face Europe in the inaugural Royal Trophy at Amata Spring Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand, from January 7-8, 2006. Thai stalwarts Thaworn Wiratchant and Thongchai Jaidee, and India's Jyoti Randhawa, the top three finishers on the Asian Tour Order of Merit, earned their places in the Ryder Cup-style contest alongside Japan's Yasuharo Imano and Keiichiro Fukabori and Korea's Hur Suk-ho, who finished inside the top four of the Japan Golf Tour money ranking in its recent 2005 season.
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Strong European Team face up to Asia in The Royal Trophy
David Howell of England and Ireland’s Paul McGinley – respectively the winner of the first event on The 2006 European Tour International Schedule and the last tournament of the 2005 season – will spearhead the European challenge against Asia in the inaugural staging of golf’s new team contest - The Royal Trophy - at Amata Spring Country Club, Bangkok, Thailand, from January 7-8, 2006. This new event, sanctioned by the European, Japan and Asian Tours and carrying a prize fund of US$1,500,000, will comprise a series of 16 matches over two days of play on Saturday and Sunday involving foursomes, fourball and singles.
Ballesteros Aims for Hat-Trick
Seve Ballesteros has his sights set on a notable hat-trick as he looks to follow his successes of leading Europe to victory in The Ryder Cup and the Seve Trophy by masterminding a European triumph in the inaugural Royal Trophy this weekend. The Royal Trophy pits Europe against Asia for the first time in team competition with the Spaniard captaining an impressive eight-man line-up against a team led by Japan’s Masahiro Kuramoto at Amata Spring Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand, from January 7-8.
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