SIXTH EDITION


  • 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 in 201...

  • Ozaki-Kim
    December 24, 2012

    When the first book is written on the history of the Royal Trophy, no-one will be better qualified than Naomichi ‘Joe’ Ozaki to write the chapter on Team Captaincy. Ozaki’s five year reign as Asian Captain has produced incredible highs and crushing ...

  • olazabal pc
    December 22, 2012

    The incredible climax to the sixth edition of the Royal Trophy was a glorious tribute to the memory of Seve Ballesteros - the Competition's visionary. No other golfer could boast the flair for the dramatic that typified Seve’s game, and he would hav...

  • KT Kim
    December 21, 2012

    The spectacular sixth edition of the Royal Trophy will rightly be remembered for the ice-cool composure Korean star K.T. Kim showed to hole the winning birdie putt in the Competition’s first play-off. Kim conquered his nerves and managed to shut out...

  • ozakiliang
    December 18, 2012

    Liang Wen-chong has told Joe Ozaki he must not even consider quitting as Asian Captain in the wake of his Team’s sensational Royal Trophy victory. Oazaki revealed he might decide to go out at the top, after tasting defeat in three of his four previo...

  • stenson
    December 18, 2012

    The luxurious Empire Hotel & Country Club proved a big hit with the European and Asian star players who competed in the most thrilling Royal Trophy competition so far. Players from both teams praised the facilities and the Jack Nicklaus-designed golf c...

  • olazabal-d3
    December 17, 2012

    José Maria Olazábal has urged the European Tour to acknowledge the Royal Trophy’s “extraordinary” development and special position in the world of golf by making the Event part of their official schedule in future years. And he wants the Asian Tour to ...

  • Asian-star-Y.E.-Yang-drives-Asia-to-a-remarkable-victory-over-Europe
    December 17, 2012

    Korean star Y.E. Yang has predicted Asian golfers will capture “at least eight or nine” Major championship titles over the next ten years as the feel-good factor from their glorious Royal Trophy triumph kicks in. Yang is currently Asia’s only Major ...

  • ozaki & liang
    December 16, 2012

    Naomichi 'Joe' Ozaki believes his Team’s glorious Royal Trophy triumph is a testament to how much the competition has raised golfing standards in Asia. He said the Asian players had banished any doubts over whether they could compete on level terms...

  • Asian Team
    December 16, 2012

    Asia claimed their second Royal Trophy triumph in the most dramatic manner imaginable, as K.T. Kim’s birdie at the first play-off hole settled a breathless battle between two outstanding Teams. Ryder Cup hero Nicolas Colsaerts had a chance to keep...

  • jeev & miguel
    December 16, 2012

    SINGLES RESULTS – Asia 4 1/2 Europe 3 1/2 MATCH RESULTS – Asia 8 Europe 8 Kiradech Aphibarnrat halved with José Maria Olazábal Olazábal’s neck injury forced him to withdraw from the Singles, and as Kiradech’s name was in the sealed envelope ...

  • trts
    December 16, 2012

    Seve Ballesteros’ peerless contribution to golf was recognised in a fitting manner, as a tree dedicated to his memory was planted at the luxurious Empire Hotel and Country Club in Brunei. The seven star resort is the host venue for the Sixth Edition...

  • olazabal
    December 16, 2012

    José Maria Olazábal reluctantly withdrew from his Singles match on the final day of the Royal Trophy, after his neck injury showed no signs of improvement. The European Player-Captain apologised to Asian Captain Naomichi 'Joe' Ozaki, his scheduled o...

  • Proven pressure putter Henrik Stenson faces Japanese Ryo Ishikawa in a clash of titans in the Single
    December 15, 2012

    José Maria Olazábal predicted another pulsating Medinah-style finish as the draw for the final session of the 2012 Royal Trophy took shape. Olazábal held back three of his most experienced players to fill the last three spots in his Singles line-up,...

  • Asia's Y.E. Yang and K.T. Kim celebrate after defeating Europe's Henrik Stenson and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano in the Fourball matches
    December 15, 2012

    Jeev Milkha Singh saved the best for last as he celebrated his birthday by holing a crucial putt on the 18th hole to signal a great day for Asian golf. And Asia’s Royal Trophy Captain, Naomichi 'Joe' Ozaki, was also in the mood to celebrate as his t...

  • trts
    December 15, 2012

    The opening day of matches of the sixth edition of the Royal Trophy was uniquely scheduled into two separate sessions in respect of the 12:00noon to 2:00pm Friday prayer time. The sixth edition of the Royal Trophy is being held at The Empire Hotel ...

  • Miguel Angel Jimenez strategising with playing partner and captain Jose Maria Olazabal
    December 14, 2012

    José Maria Olazábal’s own prayers were answered as his team took full advantage of the back nine holes to power into a commanding lead on day one of the Royal Trophy. Europe ended the Foursomes matches leading by three and a half points to a half, w...

  • The pairings of Henrik Stenson and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano going up against Y.E. Yang and K.T. Kim will be the match to watch on Saturday's Fourballs
    December 14, 2012

    Joe Ozaki has revealed his master plan for turning Asia’s Royal Trophy fortunes around – put the brakes on the Henrik Stenson bandwagon. Ozaki admitted he wanted to try to land a psychological blow in Saturday’s Four-ball matches after his team lost...

  • Korean duo made up of K.T. Kim and Y.E. Yang gave the Asian Team half a point on Friday's Foursome matches
    December 14, 2012

    FOURSOMES RESULT – Europe 3 ½ - Asia ½ Yoshinori Fujimoto and Wu Ashun lost to Edoardo Molinari and Francesco Molinari 2&1. Asia’s all-rookie combination looked set to claim a notable scalp when they reached the mid-round break one up – and were ...

  • It is my turn now, Joe Ozaki determined to wrestle the Royal Trophy from the hands of rival Captain Olazabal of the defending European Team
    December 14, 2012

    José Maria Olazábal opted for an immediate show of strength as he nominated the hugely successful pairing of Francesco and Edoardo Molinari to open Europe’s bid for a third successive Royal Trophy victory. Olazábal admitted his choice of the Italian...

  • Ivan Ballesteros recalls the birth of Royal Trophy in a conversation with his uncle, golfing great Seve Ballesteros
    December 14, 2012

    Seve Ballesteros’ immense contribution to the success of the Royal Trophy - and to golf in general - was acknowledged in a series of heartfelt tributes at the competition’s grand news conference and captains’ draw event. His glorious legacy was highlig...

  • Captain Olazabal and golf royalty Ivan Ballesteros combine with Brunei Royalty for a royal game of golf at the Royal Trophy's Pro-Am tournament
    December 14, 2012

    The Royal Trophy lived up to its name as several members of Brunei’s ruling family, headed by Prince Hakeem, took part in the competition’s traditional Pro-Am curtain raiser. And the Royal connection – which includes the gracious donation of sixteen-ki...

  • Young players like Ryo Ishikawa are fearless and hungry for the win, says Y. E. Yang
    December 14, 2012

    Asia’s first Major champion, Y.E. Yang has no fears about the Continent’s large band of young guns being over-awed when the sixth edition of the Royal Trophy gets under way. Yang and Indian great Jeev Milkha Singh are the only two members of the Asi...

  • Japanese golfing legend Isao Aoki gave local kids the lesson of their lives
    December 13, 2012

    Japanese golfing legend Isao Aoki held a group of young golfers from the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf “Believe and Achieve” programme spellbound as he conducted a special golf clinic in Brunei as part of the Royal Trophy’s commitment to helping the game gr...

  • Big-hitter-Nicolas-Colsaerts-predicts-there-will-be-lots-of-birdies-this-weekend-at-the-Royal-Trophy_thumb
    December 12, 2012

    Golf’s biggest hitter, Nicolas Colsaerts, believes Royal Trophy-watchers will be treated to a birdie feast this week. Colsaerts famously began his Ryder Cup career with a ten under par 62 in his first round as a member of the European team that regi...

  • Yang will want to bring his Tiger-taming skills on the course thisweekend at the Royal
    December 12, 2012

    Royal Trophy rivals Y.E.Yang and Francesco Molinari will have plenty to talk about if they face each other in Brunei this week – because both have famously fought Tiger Woods to a standstill. Yang achieved that feat when he covered himself in glory ...

  • Sharing a friendly moment before the battle starts
    December 12, 2012

    The galaxy of golfing stars gathered for the sixth edition of the Royal Trophy ensured the host venue will have a permanent reminder of its link to the competition at an innovative opening ceremony. Asian Captain Joe Ozaki and his European counterpa...

  • Bashful Prince Ryo Ishikawa is looking to end his year on a high note
    December 12, 2012

    Ryo Ishikawa promised Asia’s golfers would be fearless in their bid to wrest the Royal Trophy from Europe’s grasp. Asia’s most charismatic player will be making his fourth consecutive Royal Trophy appearance, and is delighted to be one of Captain Naomi...

  • Captains Ozaki and Olazabal promise exciting action at the Sixth Edition of the Royal Trophy
    December 12, 2012

    Royal Trophy Captains Naomichi ‘Joe’ Ozaki and José María Olazábal were united in predicting another pulsating ‘Clash of the Continents’ as their star-studded teams assembled at The Empire Hotel & Country Club in the Sultanate of Brunei. European Ca...

  • trts
    December 11, 2012

    The sixth edition of Royal Trophy has a lot to live up to this week, as the last two battles between the finest golfers from Asia and Europe have produced truly memorable climaxes. It was hard to believe anything could top the edge-of-the-seat drama...

  • Nicolas Colsaerts & Jose Maria Olazabal
    December 11, 2012

    The Royal Trophy newcomer Nicolas Colsaerts is likely to have spectators gasping in amazement when he opens his shoulders in the European cause at Brunei’s The Empire Hotel & Country Club from December 14-16. Colsaerts gave Tiger Woods – and the res...

  • trts
    December 9, 2012

    José Maria Olazábal has finalised a fearsome-looking Royal Trophy line-up which features six players with Ryder Cup experience - all of them having performed remarkable feats for Europe at the biannual showdown. The experienced duo chosen by Europea...

  • trts
    December 6, 2012

    Heroic European Royal Trophy and Ryder Cup Captain José Maria Olazábal will count with a powerful Spanish contingent for the defense of stewardship of the sixteen-kilogram solid-silver Royal Trophy at The Empire Hotel & Country Club on 14-16 December. ...

  • trts
    December 5, 2012

    Naomichi 'Joe' Ozaki is delighted to have Asia’s first Major champion, Korean star Y.E. Yang in his team for the sixth edition of the Royal trophy. As he surveyed his powerful line-up to take on Europe at The Empire Hotel & Country Club in the Sulta...

  • José Maria Olazábal
    December 4, 2012

    José Maria Olazábal has decided to follow the Colin Montgomerie blueprint for Royal Trophy success by taking on a dual role as Player - Captain. The man who led Europe to their glorious Ryder Cup victory in September had already been appointed as Ro...

  • trts
    December 3, 2012

    José Maria Olazábal has decided that two Molinaris are better than one, by selecting Edoardo alongside younger brother Francesco for the European Team’s defense of the Royal Trophy against the Asian Continent. The magnificent and historic series of...

  • Miguel Angel Jimenez
    November 30, 2012

    Record-breaking European Tour star Miguel Angel Jimenez has become the latest big name addition to José Maria Olazábal’s Royal Trophy Team. The announcement of Jimenez’s selection comes hard on the heels of his glorious victory in the hotly-conteste...

  • BMW
    November 30, 2012

    Brunei to host sixth edition of the Royal Trophy - Europe vs Asia Golf Championship. Brunei Darussalam. The new BMW ActiveHybrid 5 has been appointed as the official transport for the European and Asian Teams for the historic edition of the Royal Tr...

  • Stenson
    November 20, 2012

    The Royal Trophy’s most successful competitor, Henrik Stenson, has been selected for a fifth shoot-out with Asia’s finest golfers. Stenson has finished on the winning side in all four previous Royal Trophy appearances, and holed the winning putt in 200...

  • Ishikawa
    November 13, 2012

    Ryo Ishikawa's victory at this past weekend's Mitsui Sumitomo VISA Taiheiyo Masters in Shizuoka has provided a further confidence boost for Captain Naomichi 'Joe' Ozaki's Asian Team. "It is great to see Ryo Ishikawa playing very well and his victo...

  • Liang Wen-chong
    November 12, 2012

    Asian Team Captain Naomichi ‘Joe’ Ozaki has delivered a surprising strike appointing Chinese star Liang Wen-chong as Vice-Captain of his fighting force for next month’s Royal Trophy. Liang, who has been a member of the Asian Team at the previous thr...

  • Jeev
    November 9, 2012

    Jeev Milkha Singh, India's most prominent golfer in history, has been appointed by Asian Team Captain Naomichi 'Joe' Ozaki for the Royal Trophy Matches to be played between the continents of Asia and Europe on 14-16 December at The Empire Hotel & Count...

  • Wu Ashun
    November 8, 2012

    China's Wu Ashun has brought the People's Republic of China into the Asian Team for the Royal Trophy - joining three of Korea's most proficient players and two of Japan's very best golfing talents. The twenty seven year old Wu has been nominated by the...

  • Bae Sang-Moon
    November 1, 2012

    Korean star Bae Sang-moon will bid to put the seal on a "career-changing year" after becoming the latest addition to Asian Team Captain Naomichi ‘Joe’ Ozaki’s powerful Royal Trophy line-up. Bae consolidated his position in Captain Ozaki's mind by fi...

  • European Team Captain José Maria Olazábal calls upon Italian Francesco Molinari
    October 10, 2012

    Francesco Molinari’s reward for becoming a Tiger-tamer is a place in José Maria Olazábal’s Royal Trophy line-up. Olazábal handed Molinari the key anchor role as last man out in the Ryder Cup singles, and he did not let his captain down. The Ital...

  • Ollie
    October 8, 2012

    José Maria Olazábal has wasted no time in bolstering his Royal Trophy line-up by turning to one of the stars of Europe’s incredible Ryder Cup triumph. The Spanish great, who will again captain Europe against Asia in December, has rewarded Nicolas C...

  • YE Yang
    October 2, 2012

    Asian Team Captain Naomichi ‘Joe’ Ozaki has announced the nomination of Asia’s first ever Major Championship winner, Korean Y.E. Yang, for the Continent’s challenge against the Europeans at the sixth edition of the Royal Trophy to be held on 14-16 Dece...

  • Crowds - Entertainment Village
    October 1, 2012

    The Sixth Edition of the Royal Trophy to be held on 14-16 December 2012 at The Empire Hotel & Country Club in the Sultanate of Brunei promises to attract record galleries for Asian golf, deliver team golf of the highest quality and produce an electri...

  • Dole
    September 19, 2012

    Dole and the Royal Trophy have jointly announced the launch of a partnership between Asia’s premier professional golf championship and the world’s largest producer and marketer of high quality fresh fruit. Under the cooperation, Dole is designated the ...

  • Ozaki cheers on his Asian troops
    September 18, 2012

    Asian Team Captain Naomichi ‘Joe’ Ozaki has announced the nomination of Japan Golf Tour Championship winner Yoshinori Fujimoto to represent Asia at the sixth edition of the Royal Trophy to be held on 14-16 December 2012 at The Empire Hotel & Country Cl...

  • Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources
    September 14, 2012

    The Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources of Brunei Darussalam has pledged their full support for the momentous first-ever hosting of the Royal Trophy – Europe vs Asia Golf Championship in the Sultanate of Brunei. The Ministry joins The Empire Hot...

  • cprq
    August 9, 2012

    The Rizqun International and The Centrepoint Hotels have been nominated Preferred Hotels of the sixth edition of the Royal Trophy, to be held on 14-16 December in the Sultanate of Brunei. “The Royal Trophy has rapidly grown into one of the world's m...

  • Orchid Garden Hotel
    August 3, 2012

    The Orchid Garden Hotel has been designated a Preferred Hotel of the Royal Trophy - Europe vs Asia Golf Championship to be held on 14-16 December 2012 in the Sultanate of Brunei. “We are pleased to welcome the Orchid Garden Hotel as a Preferred Hote...

  • RB logo
    August 2, 2012

    Royal Brunei Airlines has been appointed the Official Airline of the Royal Trophy - Europe vs Asia Golf Championship. The Royal Trophy is an emotionally-charged and passionate competition played between Europe and Asia in a team match-play format, w...

  • Logo - RD Hotel Brunei Darussalam-Colour
    July 23, 2012

    The Royal Trophy – Europe vs Asia Golf Championship and the Radisson Hotel Brunei Darussalam have jointly confirmed that the Radisson Brunei has partnered with the Royal Trophy as a Preferred Hotel of the magnificent series of Matches to be played betw...

  • trts
    June 26, 2012

    Official delegations from the Royal Trophy and the Sultanate of Brunei’s Empire Hotel & Country Club attended the Japan Golf Tour Championship Citibank Cup Shishido Hills as guests of the Japan Golf Tour Organization – the sanctioning body of the Royal...

  • RT06062012
    June 6, 2012

    Japanese golf sensation Ryo Ishikawa and Korean match-play maestro Kim Kyung-tae have been nominated by Captain Naomichi ‘Joe’ Ozaki to represent Asia at the Royal Trophy. The sixth edition of the continental match between Europe and Asia will be held ...

  • Asian Players' Committee member - Jeev Milkha Singh
    May 9, 2012

    The appointment of India’s top golfer Jeev Milkha Singh to the Royal Trophy Players’ Committee further enhances the probability of future editions of the Royal Trophy being held in Asian developing Nations. “We are very pleased that an Asian golfer...

  • Asian Players' Committee member
    May 2, 2012

    The Royal Trophy Players’ Committee, originally comprised of six-time Major winner Sir Nick Faldo, former world number one Ian Woosnam OBE, two-time Masters champion José Maria Olazábal and highly successful Ryder Cup player Paul McGinley, has been ...

  • trts
    February 20, 2012

    Monday, 20 the February 2012 - In preparation for the sixth edition of The Royal Trophy tournament later this year, The Empire Hotel and Country Club signed an Official Media Partnership agreement today with Cityneon Sdn Bhd for the promotion of the up...

  • trts
    February 12, 2012

    Hosting the prestigious Royal Trophy will not only boost tourism in Brunei but will also be a great honor for The Empire Hotel and Country Club – with its Jack Nicklaus Signature 18-hole course as a shining feature of the opulent property. Continuin...

  • Ozaki 2_s
    December 20, 2011

    Naomichi ‘Joe’ Ozaki has been appointed to lead Asia for the fifth consecutive time at the next edition of the Royal Trophy – Europe vs Asia Golf Championship. “Ozaki will captain the Asian Team at the Royal Trophy on 14-16 December 2012 at The Em...

  • olazabal 01_s
    October 11, 2011

    José Maria Olazábal has been appointed to captain the European Team at the sixth edition of the Royal Trophy. The match between the continents of Asia and Europe will be played at the Empire Hotel & Country Club in the Sultanate of Brunei on 14-16 ...

  • trts
    September 6, 2011

    The sixth edition of the Royal Trophy will be held on 14-16 December 2012 at the Empire Hotel & Country Club in the Sultanate of Brunei. The annual competition brings Asia and Europe together in a unique series of continental team golf matc...

  • trts_bl
    May 9, 2011

    GOLFING WORLD SADDENED BY SEVE'S DEATH The world of golf is in mourning for Seve Ballesteros, the legendary five-times Major champion and founder of the Royal Trophy. Seve died at his home in Pedrena, northern Spain, at the age of 54, follow...

  • trts_bl
    May 7, 2011

    It is a time of great sadness for the entire Royal Trophy family with the passing of the Championship's Founder and legendary golfer Severiano Ballesteros. We will all greatly miss Seve's inspiration, determination and leadership. We offer our c...

The Royal Trophy - Europe vs Asia Golf Championship
The Royal Trophy and all intellectual property, copyright and goodwill derived from it or related to it including without limitation
the Royal Trophy name, the Royal Trophy logo and the Competition format are the sole property of Entertainment Group (Asia) Limited.
© 2005-2014. Entertainment Group (Asia) Limited. All Rights Reserved.