Players win ruling vs. Asian Tour

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The Singapore High Court has ordered the Asian Tour repay fines and pay legal fees to four golfers sanctioned last year for competing in rival OneAsia events.


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Australians Matthew Griffin and Terry Pilkadaris, Guido van der Valk of the Netherlands and Malaysia's Anis Hassan brought the restraint-of-trade legal action when they were fined $5,000 and banned from competing in Asian Tour events after they played OneAsia tournaments in 2010.

Griffin said in a statement Wednesday all he and his fellow players wanted from the court action was ''the right to play golf wherever we had earned the right.''

The case arose out the friction caused by the launch of OneAsia in 2009, which threatened the regional dominance of the Asian Tour.

The Asian Tour said it is reviewing the court judgment.

Tagged: Guido Van Der Valk

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