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Blind trio to contest Singapore golf event

Three blind golfers will play against Asian Tour professionals in a three-hole blind golf challenge at this week's Singapore Classic.

David Blyth of Australia, Englishman Neil Baxter and Malaysia's Yam TW will be paired with a blindfolded professional, the Asian Tour said yesterday.

Singapore-based Unho Park has confirmed his participation in the Texas Scramble format at the inaugural Classic beginning this Thursday and has hailed the Singapore initiative.

"I'm happy to play my part in promoting blind golf," he said. "I strongly believe that golf should be a game enjoyed by all."

The three-hole challenge is an initiative by International Sports Promotion Society chairman Haruhisa Handa, who is promoting blind golf through his sponsorship of the Classic.

Fever adds to Games headaches

An outbreak of Dengue fever threatens to add to the headaches of Commonwealth Games officials already struggling with deadlines and a major clean-up in the host city, New Delhi.

Almost 1,300 cases, including three deaths, have been reported in the city since June and organisers are trying every trick in the book, including 'mosquito fish', to stop the spread before the Games, which run from October 3-14.

Local media reported that 24 participating countries have written to Games organisers seeking assurances of the steps being taken to curb the outbreak.