Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 10 July 2014

Seve Ballesteros family angry at new Tour event

The family of Seve Ballesteros has accused the European Tour of being "disrespectful" to the late five-times major winner over its plans to host an inaugural EurAsia Cup event in Malaysia in March.

The European Tour launched the new matchplay event between Asia and Europe last month after removing its sanction from the Royal Trophy, a similar matchplay tournament launched by Ballesteros in 2006.

Ballesteros' brother Vicente has criticised the new event, and in particular the claim by European Tour chief executive George O'Grady that the Ballesteros family had lent their support to the venture.

Vicente Ballesteros said in a statement: "I am certain that Seve would have found this proposal to be in very bad taste and very disrespectful."

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