2009 Royal Trophy

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3rd Edition of the Royal Trophy
Dates 9–11 January 2009
Venue Amata Spring Country Club
Location Chonburi, Thailand
Captains
Asia 10 6 Europe
Asia wins the Royal Trophy
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The 2009 Royal Trophy was the third edition of the Royal Trophy, a team golf event contested between teams representing Asia and Europe. It was held from 9–11 January at the Amata Spring Country Club in Thailand. The Asian team won for the first time, by a margin of 10 points to 6.[1]

Teams[edit]

Asia Europe
Player Country Player Country
Naomichi "Joe" Ozaki
Non-playing captain
 Japan José María Olazábal
Non-playing captain
 Spain
Hur Suk-ho  South Korea Nick Dougherty  England
Ryo Ishikawa  Japan Johan Edfors  Sweden
Liang Wen-Chong  China Niclas Fasth  Sweden
Prayad Marksaeng  Thailand Søren Hansen  Denmark
Toru Taniguchi  Japan Pablo Larrazábal  Spain
Hideto Tanihara  Japan Paul Lawrie  Scotland
Thongchai Jaidee  Thailand Paul McGinley  Ireland
Charlie Wi  South Korea Oliver Wilson  England

Schedule[edit]

  • 9 January (Friday) Foursomes x 4
  • 10 January (Saturday) Four-ball x 4
  • 11 January (Sunday) Singles x 8

Friday's matches (foursomes)[edit]

Asia Results Europe
Ishikawa/Taniguchi 2 & 1 Lawrie/Hansen
Wi/Liang 2 up McGinley/Larrazábal
Tanihara/Hur 1 up Dougherty/Wilson
Jaidee/Marksaeng 5 & 4 Fasth/Edfors
3 Session 1
3 Overall 1

Saturday's matches (four-ball)[edit]

Asia Results Europe
Ishikawa/Taniguchi halved Hansen/Lawrie
Wi/Liang 3 & 2 Dougherty/Wilson
Tanihara/Hur 2 & 1 Fasth/Edfors
Jaidee/Marksaeng 4 & 2 Larrazábal/McGinley
Session ½
Overall

Sunday's matches (singles)[edit]

Asia Results Europe
Ishikawa halved Hansen
Liang 3 & 2 Lawrie
Wi 1 up Dougherty
Marksaeng 5 & 4 Larrazábal
Tanihara 3 & 2 Wilson
Hur 5 & 4 Edfors
Taniguchi 7 & 6 Fasth
Jaidee 5 & 4 McGinley
Session
10 Overall 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Asia take maiden Royal Trophy win". BBC Sport. 11 January 2009. Retrieved 2010-01-10. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 13°25′00″N 101°00′48″E / 13.416713°N 101.013361°E / 13.416713; 101.013361