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Golf: Royal Trophy officials again accuse O'Grady over new EurAsia Cup

Published on Feb 19, 2014 6:20 PM

(AFP) - Royal Trophy organisers have again accused European Tour chief George O'Grady of calling the new EurAsia Cup a "mistake", escalating hostilities between the rival golf team tournaments.

O'Grady has already denied branding the EurAsia Cup, which is backed by his organisation, a "mistake" and "not sustainable" during talks with the Royal Trophy's Ivan Ballesteros.

But co-managing director Ballesteros, whose late uncle, Spanish great Seve, was a driving force behind the Royal Trophy, stood by his version of events.

The EurAsia Cup, which will make its debut next month in Malaysia, is a Ryder Cup-style Europe v Asia matchplay event just like the Royal Trophy, which started in 2006.

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