FIFTH EDITION


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    January 11, 2011

    Henrik Stenson is eager to extend his association with the Royal Trophy as it continues to grow into a Competition that both commands – and demands – respect throughout the golfing world. But he wonders how long he can maintain his unbeaten reco...

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    January 10, 2011

    Colin Montgomerie re-lived the memories of his worst Ryder Cup experience as he urged Asia's golfers not to feel despondent over their Royal Trophy defeat. The Asian Team looked close to despair as Montgomerie's European stars staged an incredible c...

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    January 10, 2011

    Pablo Martin is eager to play down his role as Europe’s match-winning hero at the Royal Trophy, but admits it was a hugely emotional experience. Martin will go into the record books as the man who holed the winning putt at the 2011 Royal Trophy - ...

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    January 9, 2011

    Colin Montgomerie hailed his team's incredible Royal Trophy triumph as "one of the greatest days in the history of European golf". The Europeans staged an amazing fight-back after going into the Singles trailing 6-2, winning the session seven-one wi...

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    January 8, 2011

    Colin Montgomerie insisted Europe could still turn the tables on Asia and pull off an unlikely Royal Trophy victory by claiming at least six of the eight points on offer in the Singles. That would be enough to take the competition into a sudden deat...

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    January 8, 2011

    Joe Ozaki was the proudest man in Asia as he led his Team to the brink of a famous Royal Trophy triumph with a stunning clean sweep in the Four-ball matches. With Asia claiming maximum points on day two - the first time any Team has won every match ...

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    January 7, 2011

    Colin Montgomerie led from the front with a moment of vintage brilliance as Asia and Europe shared the honours on the first day of the Royal Trophy. The teams finished level at two points apiece after the opening series of Foursomes matches, but onl...

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    January 7, 2011

    Jeev Milkha Singh has vowed to bounce back from his opening day disappointment at the Royal Trophy, and help to inspire an Asian victory. Singh declared himself fit for duty less than 24 hours before the Competition teed off after a five-week lay-of...

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    January 7, 2011

    Joe Ozaki acted swiftly to ease the pressure on Indian ace Jeev Milkha Singh as he shuffled his pack for Saturday's Royal Trophy Four-balls. It was no surprise to see the Asian Captain split up the Singh-Thongchai Jaidee partnership after they were ...

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    January 6, 2011

    Jeev Milkha Singh has won his fight to be fit for the Royal Trophy, and will partner Thongchai Jaidee in Friday's opening day Foursomes against the Swedish duo of Peter Hanson and Fredrik Andersson Hed. The Indian star's participation has been in...

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    January 6, 2011

    Ryo Ishikawa has identified the two qualities necessary to become a great match play golfer – "heart and guts". And he is determined to show he has plenty of both as the Asian Team's spearhead in their bid to reclaim the Royal Trophy from Colin Mo...

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    January 6, 2011

    Seve Ballesteros believes the fifth edition of the Royal Trophy will have golf lovers on the edge of their seats again with another nerve-shredding finish. The pulsating 2010 contest was settled by Henrik Stenson's ice-cool putt on the final hole of...

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    January 6, 2011

    The Asian team is flying ahead of the Royal Trophy – and they proved it by taking to the skies on Wednesday, while the Europeans hit the road. Asian Team Captain Joe Ozaki and his players flew from their base at Hua Hin to Bangkok for the Royal Tr...

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    January 6, 2011

    Joe Ozaki hopes to give rival Captain Colin Montgomerie good reason to fear his team, after hearing his rival captain say that Asia's line-up is the strongest they have ever assembled. The Asia team boasts three players in the world's top fifty and ...

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    January 4, 2011

    Henrik Stenson has swapped his snow plough for a golf buggy after flying in from the frozen landscape of Sweden to sun-drenched Thailand. The former world number four was driving the snow clearing vehicle through drifts as deep as three feet before ...

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    January 4, 2011

    Jeev Milkha Singh has one consolation as he faces a race against time to be fit for the Royal Trophy – at least he has the "perfect" replacement standing in the wings. Asian captain Joe Ozaki has put Prayad Marksaeng on standby, and the Thai golfe...

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    January 4, 2011

    Ryo Ishikawa has warned Europe's golfers he was not happy with his performance in last year's Royal Trophy, and is determined to step up a gear to inspire an Asian victory. Asia's most famous golfer failed to build on the morale-boosting victory he ...

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    January 3, 2011

    If the finest golfers from Asia and Europe have any complaints about the rough at the spectacular Black Mountain Golf Club when they do battle in the Royal Trophy, they should have seen it four years ago. Back then the Thai course was still a combin...

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    January 3, 2011

    Henrik Stenson is about to prove he is prepared to go the extra mile in a bid to complete a remarkable Royal Trophy four-timer in January. In fact, the former world number four will travel an extra 5,500 miles to make his fourth appearance for Europ...

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    January 3, 2011

    Henrik Stenson, firmly established as the joker in the European pack, had another piece of tongue-in-cheek advice for playing Captain Colin Montgomerie as he prepared for his fourth Royal Trophy appearance. Former world number four Stenson somehow m...

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    January 3, 2011

    Rhys Davies emphasised his eagerness to enjoy a taste of the action with Europe as he spearheaded the powerful force descending on the Royal Trophy. The golfer hailed as the best putter in the world after just one season on the European Tour was the...

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    January 3, 2011

    It is not uncommon for the general golfing public to associate Korea's headline grabbing golfers with the Nation’s capital – Seoul; but unlike Kim Kyung-tae, the country's other rising star, Noh Seung-yul is not from the former Olympic Games host c...

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    January 3, 2011

    Matteo Manassero is looking forward to meeting up with good friend Ryo Ishikawa this week – on and off the golf course. The Italian 'wonderkid' formed a close bond with Ishikawa when they met at the World Golf Championship event in Shanghai two month...

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    January 3, 2011

    Naomichi 'Joe' Ozaki is looking forward to another Royal Trophy cliff-hanger after deciding there is nothing to separate the Asian and European Teams. The previous edition of the Championship, played in 2010, went down to the final putt on the final...

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    December 31, 2010

    If the evidence of the four previous Royal Trophy Matches is anything to go by, Thai hero Thongchai Jaidee will be able to allow himself the luxury of an extra hour or two in bed on January 9. That day has been set aside for the concluding round of ...

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    December 30, 2010

    Seve Ballesteros' legendary status in European golf was confirmed yet again when he was identified as the inspiration for their latest Ryder Cup triumph - even though he was 800 miles from the action. Seve wanted to fly to Wales to witness Europe's ...

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    December 30, 2010

    Matteo Manassero is determined to play his part in proving "the kids are alright" when he makes his eagerly-anticipated Royal Trophy debut next month. At 17, the Italian phenomenon will be the youngest player in action at the Black Mountain Golf Club i...

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    December 29, 2010

    Colin Montgomerie has been hailed as the "embodiment" of what it takes to be a team player - by the man who has received a million similar accolades, Spanish golfing legend Seve Ballesteros. Even though he won five Major championships - three Opens ...

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    December 28, 2010

    Prayad Marksaeng is ready to make an emotional return to the place where his golfing adventure began, after being put on standby for a third Royal Trophy appearance. The Thai star has been asked by Asian Team Captain Naomichi ‘Joe’ Ozaki to join th...

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    December 27, 2010

    Anyone lucky enough to split the 18th fairway at the stunning Emirates golf club in Dubai should take a good look at the landing area - and not just to avoid becoming fixated by the huge lake guarding the green. Set into the fairway is a plaque comm...

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