BANGKOK: The Royal Trophy will move to a new country and a different slot on the calendar from next year, with Brunei winning the rights to host the sixth edition of the Europe v Asia event to be played in mid-December. The tiny Southeast Asian sultanate is the second country to hold the event after Thailand, the Royal Trophy’s home since it was created in 2005 by Spanish five-time major winner Seve Ballesteros. The event will take place from December 14 and will feature two teams of eight players contesting foursomes, fourballs and singles competitions. Europe has won four of the five tournaments held to date.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 7th, 2011.