THE Asian Tour and the Japan Golf Tour have failed to resolve their differences with the PGA of Australia after talks about the controversial 'super series' of Asia-Pacific golf tournaments.
Representatives from the three organisations met in Perth during the Johnnie Walker Classic at The Vines Resort but little progress was made on reaching agreement over the planned series which is due to start this year.
Both the Asian Tour and the Japan Golf Tour believe it is too soon to be involved and say 2010 is a more realistic timeline to launch the concept, which is aimed at creating a rival to the lucrative US PGA and European Tours.
Asian Tour executive chairman Kyi Hla Han said that he felt the series had merit as the three Tours naturally complemented each other, but said it had been too rushed.
'From our side, we want to make sure everything is clear cut before everything goes ahead,' he said.
'Right now, there are a lot of uncertainties we feel from our side, and as of now it really hasn't moved on anywhere.'
The super series, which was launched by the Australian PGA and involves the China Golf Association, the Korea Golf Association and the Korea PGA, is due to begin with six elite tournaments.
It is scheduled to open with the China Open from 16-19 April and wind up with the Australian PGA Championship on 10-13 December.