Europe to Take on Asia in Team Event

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Asia will take on Europe in a newly-launched team matchplay golf tournament, the EurAsia Cup, at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Malaysia from March 28-30, 2014.

Sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the European Tour, the EurAsia Cup will be held biennially and pits 10 of the finest golfers from Asia and Europe over three days, which officials predict will herald the start of a new and exciting rivalry between the two powerhouse continents.

Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) Chairman Tun Ahmad Sarji Abdul Hamid said: "The EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM will showcase world-class golf at its best as both continents will be represented by 10 of its finest players competing in a three-day event which will produce great drama, excitement and passion.

"Malaysia will benefit greatly from hosting The EurAsia Cup. The event will be broadcast 'live' to a licensed TV platform of over 670 million homes around the world. Furthermore, the staging of a world-class event will reinforce Malaysia's capabilities to host a sporting mega-event placing our great nation firmly on the global sporting calendar.

The make-up of the Asian team will include the leading four available players from the final 2013 Asian Tour Order of Merit, the leading three available players invited on the basis of their official world golf ranking and three captain's picks.

Europe will select the leading four available players from the final Race to Dubai rankings at the conclusion of the 2013 season, the leading four available players from the official world golf ranking on Monday, February 3, 2014 and two captain's picks.

Asian Tour Chairman Kyi Hla Han said: "The launch of The EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM is an exciting new milestone for the Asian Tour and our partners, The European Tour. It will be a fantastic event showcasing world-class golf at the highest standard as matchplay competitions always bring out great excitement and drama for golf fans and television viewers.

"On behalf of our players, I would like to express our fullest appreciation to the Government of Malaysia for its outstanding support towards The EurAsia Cup which will significantly promote this beautiful country as a premier golfing and tourism destination to the world via the extensive television broadcasts."

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