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Despite huge growth, Asian golf has problems

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Rapid growth has made Asia the big new destination for world golf but there's an unmistakable sense of gloom as long-standing events face an uncertain future and local talent stalls. 

World number one Rory McIlroy (R) and Tiger Woods took part in the "Duel at Jinsha Lake", in Zhengzhou, central China, on October 29, 2012. The unsanctioned event featured only Woods and McIlroy and was over in just one day of spectator mayhem and gratuitous displays of wealth by the organisers.

While rich tournaments and even richer stars continue to flood east, grabbing widespread attention and making large sums for the game's elite, for the home-grown scene it's a different story entirely.

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