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  • The Seventh Edition of the Royal Trophy Europe vs Asia Golf Championship 2013
    June 4, 2014

    Asian’s first Major winner Y.E. Yang will captain the Asian Team for the eighth edition of the Royal Trophy to be held on 19-21 December at Dragon Lake Golf Club in Guangzhou, China. “I am very happy to have the opportunity to continue my captai...

  • The Seventh Edition of the Royal Trophy Europe vs Asia Golf Championship 2013
    January 27, 2014

    Rising star Thorbjørn Olesen says he would not mind spending a few more birthdays in China, if it means reliving the drama of his unforgettable Royal Trophy debut. The Danish golfer rocketed to prominence when he finished an eye-catching sixth in h...

  • STENSON AND HOWELL HONOUR THE ROYAL TROPHY
    January 21, 2014

    David Howell is convinced his Royal Trophy heroics will help him in his ambitious bid to reclaim a place in the top ten of the world rankings. That is where Howell put himself after he followed up a glorious victory in the inaugural HSBC Champions e...

  • Henrik Stenson is determined to represent Europe again at the Royal Trophy
    January 20, 2014

    Henrik Stenson is determined to add to his record tally of five appearances for Europe in the Royal Trophy after reluctantly missing out on the latest thrilling shoot-out. Stenson was absent from the 2013 edition of the championship held at Dragon Lake...

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    January 15, 2014

    The seventh edition of the Royal Trophy once again captured the imagination of the golfing public as Europe staged a glorious final day fightback to beat Asia 8 ½ - 7 ½, and continued to fulfill the predictions of some of the game’s true legends. ...

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    January 15, 2014

    It will not come as much comfort to the bitterly disappointed Asian Team, but the seventh edition of the Royal Trophy – and the first to be played in China – will go down in the history books as another classic encounter. The annual Clash of the...

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    January 13, 2014

    Following a dramatic conclusion to the seventh edition of the Royal Trophy, Hideki Matsuyama’s commitment to the Asian Team is certainly a boost in the continent’s ambition for victory against the Europeans when the eighth edition of the competitio...

  • The Seventh Edition of the Royal Trophy Europe vs Asia Golf Championship 2013
    January 10, 2014

    Royal Trophy Chief Tournament Director Andy Yamanaka reiterated the tournament’s significant contribution to the development of professional golf in Asia. His statements were consistent with the views expressed by two-time Masters champion José Mari...

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    January 9, 2014

    As the seventh edition of the Royal Trophy marked also the seventh anniversary of the Japan Golf Tour's sanctioning and support for the Royal Trophy, Japan's legends of the game voiced their relentless and comprehensive support for the Seve Ballesteros...

  • The Seventh Edition of the Royal Trophy Europe vs Asia Golf Championship 2013
    January 8, 2014

    The seventh edition of the Royal Trophy left a lasting impression on both sets of players who served up this latest golfing classic, even though defeat was hard to take for an Asian team who saw their 7–3 lead evaporate in an incredible climax. Europ...

  • The Seventh Edition of the Royal Trophy Europe vs Asia Golf Championship 2013
    January 7, 2014

    José Maria Olazábal has dubbed David Howell “the new Monty” for his part in totally transforming the course of the 2013 Royal Trophy. Europe seemed to be heading for a second successive defeat in the latest drama–packed Europe vs Asia compet...

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    December 31, 2013

    Stakeholders in European and Asian golf have been urged to join forces to ‘protect, promote and strengthen’ the Royal Trophy. As the seventh edition of the annual match play contest between Europe and Asia was held at China’s Dragon Lake Golf ...

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    December 30, 2013

    Asia’s star performers in their shock Royal Trophy defeat, Thai golfers Thongchai Jaidee and Kiradech Aphibarnrat, admit that loss was even harder to take after they both claimed a maximum three points. But both have pledged to return to Dragon Lake ...

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    December 28, 2013

    Nicolas Colsaerts emphasised just how much the Royal Trophy means to the players of Europe and Asia by admitting he had “flashbacks” to the painful 2012 defeat before clinching victory for his team this time in dramatic fashion. The Ryder Cup st...

  • The Seventh Edition of the Royal Trophy Europe vs Asia Golf Championship 2013
    December 27, 2013

    Major champion Y.E. Yang has confirmed that he is keen to return as Asian Captain for the 2014 edition of the Royal Trophy – and he is also hungry to lead the fight to avenge their heart–breaking defeat from the front line. In the wake of Euro...

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    December 26, 2013

    China’s trio of Royal Trophy representatives admit they are still reeling from the shock of allowing a massive lead to slip at in front of their own expectant supporters. But they have vowed to remain “united” and promised to turn the tables on E...

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    December 24, 2013

    José Maria Olazábal has thanked his Royal Trophy winners for removing the “last blot” on his captaincy record, as he followed the Miracle at Medinah with Glory at Guangzhou. And he revealed he is keen to maintain his close association with the hu...

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    December 24, 2013

    A fabled quartet of European Ryder Cup captains have called on professional golf’s powerbrokers to unite behind the Royal Trophy. As members of the Royal Trophy European Players’ Committee, England’s Sir Nick Faldo, Welshman Ian Woosnam O.B.E...

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    December 23, 2013

    David Howell produced the perfect summing up to an incredible final day at the Royal Trophy, by announcing: “Something magical just happened”. It would be difficult to imagine even the most celebrated magicians conjuring up a greater escape fro...

  • The Seventh Edition of the Royal Trophy Europe vs Asia Golf Championship 2013
    December 22, 2013

    Europe staged another tremendous stunning fightback to seize back the Royal Trophy from the stunned Asian Team, as an incredible late rally saw them defy overwhelming odds to complete an 8 ½ – 7 ½ victory. Jose Maria Olazabal’s Team trailed by...

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    December 22, 2013

    Asia 2 1/2 Europe 5 1/2 Match score: Asia 7 ½ Europe 8 ½ Kiradech Aphirbarnrat beat Paul Lawrie 3&2 Lawrie won the opening hole thanks to a superb chip to four feet for his birdie, but it was all downhill after that as Kiradech completed a m...

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    December 21, 2013

    Kiradech Aphibarnrat is hoping to complete a dramatic swing in fortunes at the Royal Trophy after being given the task of going out as the Asian Team’s spearhead in the Singles matches. A year ago, the Thai golfer was reduced to the role of cheerl...

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    December 21, 2013

    One of the most dramatic days in Royal Trophy ended with the classic tale of two halves, as the momentum swung first one way and then another in a pulsating Fourball session. It looked as if the Chinese duo of Liang Wen–chong and Wu Ashun had enab...

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    December 21, 2013

    DAY 2 – FOUR-BALL MATCH SUMMARY Four-ball Score: Asia 2 Europe 2 Overall Match Score: Asia 5 Europe 3 Thongchai Jaidee and Kiradech Aphibarnrat beat Paul Lawrie and Stephen Gallacher 2&1. The Thai duo did not need any luck as they put t...

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    December 21, 2013

    Asian Captain Y.E.Yang’s confident prediction proved spot–on as his Team took a significant first step towards retaining the Royal Trophy by romping to a 3–1 success in the opening round of Foursomes matches. Yang may have come out second bes...

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    December 20, 2013

    Asia 3 Europe 1 Thongchai Jaide and Kiradech Aphirbarnrat beat Paul Lawrie and Stephen Gallacher 5&3 Thongchai got the seventh edition of the Royal Trophy underway by splitting the opening fairway with a three wood and Lawrie followed suit with...

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    December 20, 2013

    George O’Grady’s bold prediction that the Royal Trophy would grow into ‘an equally invigorating contest as the Ryder Cup’ is proving prescient. It was in 2006, in the lead-up to the inaugural Royal Trophy in Thailand, that European Tour Chie...

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    December 20, 2013

    Rivals captains Y.E.Yang and Jose Maria Olazabal sent golf balls soaring high over Dragon Lake to signal the countdown to the start of the seventh Royal Trophy was well and truly under way. Their tee off was the climax of a glittering opening ceremony ...

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    December 19, 2013

    The Royal Trophy’s war of words broke out again with European Captain Jose Maria Olazabal warning Asian counterpart Y.E.Yang that the opening Foursomes matches could become the “stuff of nightmares”. That latest verbal volley came as the two Capt...

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    December 19, 2013

    Paul Lawrie’s second Royal Trophy appearance is also his second royal appointment this month. Shortly before flying to China to join up with his European teammates, the Major championship winner was at Buckingham Palace to collect one of Britain’s ...

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    December 19, 2013

    An emotional Kiradech Aphibarnrat has revealed his extra incentive for a Royal Trophy victory – to honour the much–loved monarch who donated the exquisite prize Asia and Europe will do battle for this week. The Royal Trophy was graciously presen...

  • PC_Andy Yamanaka
    December 18, 2013

    Royal Trophy tournament director Andy Yamanaka has led a series of heartfelt tributes to the “extraordinary vision and foresight” of Seve Ballesteros in setting up the annual golfing competition between Asia and Europe.   Yamanaka, who is also e...

  • PC_Jose_Maria_Olazabal-S
    December 18, 2013

    The gloves came off at the Royal Trophy as rival Captains Y.E.Yang and Jose Maria Olazabal traded verbal blows, with Olazabal warning his European Team were out to “kick ass”. European Captain Olazabal was clearly bristling after his opposite nu...

  • OLAZABAL AND YANG ENJOY BEING KINGS FOR A DAY_S
    December 18, 2013

    Double Masters champion Jose Maria Olazabal has played hundreds of different golf courses around the world – but he insisted the newly–opened King Course at Dragon Lake Golf Club is “truly unique”. Europe’s Royal Trophy Captain partnered h...

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    December 18, 2013

    David Howell is eager to make it a double celebration as he returns to Royal Trophy action after a seven year absence at Dragon Lake Golf Club in Guangzhou, China this week. The popular English golfer, who was a member of the star–studded European...

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    December 18, 2013

    Asian Team Captain Y.E.Yang shows his determination to defend the Royal Trophy, after revealing that he believes last year’s victory in Brunei was as significant for the development of Asian golf as his unforgettable PGA Championship triumph – Asia...

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    December 18, 2013

    Asia’s Royal Trophy stars have been urged to show “the hearts of warriors” as they bid to complete back–to–back victories over Europe for the first time. That passionate rallying cry was issued by Chinese ace Zhang Lian–wei, who will ser...

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    December 17, 2013

    Asia Captain Y.E.Yang has revealed the Royal Trophy’s massive impact in raising the standards of golf throughout Asia meant he had to leave himself out of the Team for this week’s event. Asia’s first Major champion was due to appear at the sev...

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    December 17, 2013

    Following official meetings of the Royal Trophy at the Dragon Lake Golf Club in Guangzhou, China, the dates for the eighth edition of the Championship were announced for 19-21 December 2014. While it is confirmed that the Tournament will be held at Dra...

  • Olazabal warns Asia of his determination to take the Royal Trophy back to Europe
    December 17, 2013

    Upon his arrival to Guangzhou for the seventh edition of the Royal Trophy, Jose Maria Olazabal has warned Asia’s golfing stars he wants to remove the last ‘blot ‘ on his record and complete a terrific captaincy treble at this week’s Royal Troph...

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    December 16, 2013

    China’s top golfer, Liang Wen-chong, promised his country would deliver another “unforgettable” Royal Trophy, and showcase the country’s new-found passion for golf this week. Liang warmed up for the Royal Trophy’s debut in China – at the...

  • Ivan Ballesteros and Royal Thai Consul General Suphatra Srimaitreephithak with the Royal Trophy W
    December 16, 2013

    Official meetings were held earlier today between the Royal Trophy, represented by Managing Director Ivan Ballesteros, and the Kingdom of Thailand, represented by Mrs. Suphatra Srimaitreephithak, Consul General of the Kingdom to the Guangzhou Municipal...

  • Ollie
    December 13, 2013

    European Team Captain José Maria Olazábal has added strength and length to his group of magnificent players assembled to confront Asia’s strongest ever line-up at the seventh edition of the Royal Trophy to be held on 20-22 December at Dragon Lake G...

  • Wu Ashun
    December 13, 2013

    Chinese star Wu Ashun’s sparkling form on the Japan Golf Tour has earned him a second Royal Trophy nomination, joining a team that features all of the best professional golfers in the Asian region. Wu’s end of season results – which included ...

  • Paul McGinley
    December 5, 2013

    The Royal Trophy’s first visit to China later this month is certain to enhance the competition’s status as one of the truly unmissable events on the golfing calendar. The clamour from countries all over Asia to host the competition once the decisio...

  • Sir Nick Faldo
    December 4, 2013

    The Japan Golf Tour Organization, the China Golf Association and legends of golf have confirmed their comprehensive and long-term support for the Royal Trophy, the official competition between the European and Asian continents. The Japan Golf Tour O...

  • H.S. Kim
    December 3, 2013

    Korean star H.S. Kim has been chosen to complete the strongest Asian Team yet assembled in readiness for the seventh edition of the Royal Trophy to be held at the Dragon Lake Golf Club in Guangzhou, China on 20-22 December 2013. His selection is a r...

  • KA_s
    December 3, 2013

    Runaway Asian Tour Order of Merit leader Kiradech Aphibarnrat is the latest star to be selected to represent Asia in the seventh edition of the Royal Trophy to be held at Dragon Lake Golf Club in China's most populous province of Guangdong on 20-22 Dec...

  • Thongchai Jaidee
    November 25, 2013

    Thongchai Jaidee will crown one of the most successful years of his career by making a record–breaking sixth appearance at the Royal Trophy. The charismatic Thailand star was an ever–present in the Asian Team as the first five editions of the Ro...

  • Paul Lawrie
    October 16, 2013

    Paul Lawrie is hoping history will repeat itself when he makes his second Royal Trophy appearance at Dragon Lake Golf Club in Guangzhou, China from 20-22 December 2013. The former Open champion made a triumphant return to Ryder Cup action last year ...

  • Ishikawa
    October 15, 2013

    Ryo Ishikawa will make a record-equalling fifth Royal Trophy appearance in December after becoming the latest player nominated to a formidable-looking Asian Team. Ishikawa, who has been an ever-present in the Asian ranks since making a triumphant de...

  • Zhang Lian-wei
    October 11, 2013

    The seventh edition of the Royal Trophy, the official and traditional professional golf competition between the continents of Europe and Asia, will be held on 20-22 December 2013 at the 54-hole Dragon Lake Golf Club in Guangzhou, People’s Republic of...

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    October 10, 2013

    Nicolas Colsaerts will be back in action at the Royal Trophy in December, eager to erase the disappointment of Europe’s heart-breaking play-off defeat in last year’s thrilling encounter. Colsaerts, the biggest hitter in world golf, was involved ...

  • Fujita-s
    September 3, 2013

    Asian Team Captain Y.E. Yang has followed his previous player appointments for the Asian Team for the next edition of the Royal Trophy with the nomination of another Asian golf superstar – Japan’s Hiroyuki Fujita. Fujita, who crowned an outstan...

  • liangw-c
    August 26, 2013

    Chinese golf legends Zhang Lian-wei and Liang Wen-chong have been respectively appointed by Asian Team Captain Y.E. Yang as Vice-Captain and Team Member for the next edition of the Royal Trophy to be played on 20-22 December 2013 at Dragon Lake Golf Cl...

  • KT Kim
    August 15, 2013

    Korean match-play maestro K.T. Kim has been announced by Captain Y.E. Yang as a member of the Asian Team for the seventh edition of the Royal Trophy to be played on 20-22 December 2013 at Dragon Lake Golf Club in the metropolis of Guangzhou, People’s...

  • Hideki Matsuyama
    August 6, 2013

    Asia’s latest golfing sensation, Hideki Matsuyama, has been named as the first player to compete in this year's edition of the Royal Trophy. The 21 year old Japanese star has made an enormous impact on the game since turning professional in April ...

  • Y.E. Yang
    July 30, 2013

    Korean Y.E. Yang and Spaniard José Maria Olazábal will lead the Asian and European Teams respectively at the next edition of the Royal Trophy to be played on 20-22 December 2013 at Dragon Lake Golf Club in Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China. ...

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    July 6, 2013

    The next edition of the Royal Trophy will be held at the Dragon Lake Golf Club in Guangzhou, People’s Republic of China on 20-22 December 2013. The historic occasion will mark the first time the competition between the continents of Asia and Europe i...

  • YEY
    May 21, 2013

    The next edition of the Royal Trophy will be held on 20-22 December 2013 at Dragon Lake Golf Club in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province in the People’s Republic of China. “We are very pleased to announce that the next edition of the Royal Trophy will...

  • jmom
    December 27, 2012

    December 27, 2012 José Maria Olazábal is already plotting Europe’s revenge for their agonising play-off defeat in the sixth edition of the Royal Trophy. Olazábal is not certain whether he will be appointed European Captain for a third time i...

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