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Singh calls for unity amid Asia tour rift

INDIA'S Jeev Milkha Singh has urged the region's golf chiefs to end their row over the formation of an Asian-Pacific "super series" and work together to promote Asian golf.

The Asian Tour has accused the professional tours of Australia, China and South Korea of trying to muscle in on its turf after the PGA of Australia made the announcement last month.

The super series is proposed to be launched this year with six events. There are plans to extend it in 2010.

"I just feel we should promote the game globally," the 2008 Asian Tour order of merit winner said.

"It should be good for the region. Even if they have differences, they should start a dialogue and try to join hands to make the game big because Asia is a big market.

"Let us try to make this game big in Asia...instead of trying to make statements at each other and not making the game big in the region," he told reporters in New Delhi.

He said having three separate tours - Asian, Japanese and the Australasian series - in the region made it tough.

The 37-year-old won four titles across the European, Asian and Japanese tours in 2008 and was tied for ninth at the US PGA Championship.


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