Dane to Battle for the Royal Trophy

This weekend January 9-11 the best golf players from Europe will play against the best players from Asia competing in a spectacular series of matches for stewardship over the perpetual Royal Trophy – a 16 kilogram, solid silver trophy, which has been donated by His Majesty the King of Thailand.
 Together with eight other Europeans Danish Søren Hansen will defend the European honour at Amata Spring Country Club.
 
Europe bidding for a hat-trick
Europe has won the last two tournaments, with both victories overseen by Ballesteros, who first came up with the concept of pitching the cream of European golf against Asia’s finest in a team event.
 “The Royal Trophy is becoming the greatest force for the further development of golf in Asia, in the same manner that the Ryder Cup played such a role for the European Continent in the 1980s and 1990s,” the 5-time Major winner Ballesteros says and adds:
 “The Royal Trophy will contribute to the growth of golf in Asia in the same manner that the Ryder Cup contributed so greatly to the growth of golf in Europe.” 
 It is Søren Hansen’s first appearance in the Royal Trophy Tournament.

The third edition of the Royal Trophy takes place in January 9-11 2009. The continental competition will again this year be played at Amata Spring Country Club.

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