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Golf: Asian Tour looking to expand into new areas despite tough year, chief says

Published on Dec 6, 2013 4:04 PM

HONG KONG (AFP) - The Asian Tour is looking to expand into new markets in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Laos, its executive chairman Kyi Hlan Han told AFP, insisting that other tournaments would not "fall off" despite a difficult year for golf in the region.

The tour chief said the golfing body was also working hard to make sure a postponed event in Vietnam goes ahead and indicated that a stop in Cambodia could be re-introduced to its calendar.

"We're out there trying to look into new markets," he said in Hong Kong, where he was attending the Chinese Special Administrative Region's Open, co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the European Tour.

"There are still other countries in Asia who are trying to do tournaments and we're always trying to grow and get more prize money into each tournament," he added.

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