Ahead of the third edition of the biennial transcontinental match play contest, EuropeanTour.com breaks down the where’s, what’s and how’s of the 2018 EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM.
A biennial (once every two years) Ryder Cup-style team match contest between two 12-man sides from Europe and Asia, respectively captained by Thomas Bjørn and Arjun Atwal.
Garden Course, Glenmarie Golf and Country Club, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
January 12-14, 2018
For Bjørn, it will be his first captaincy assignment since taking the helm of Continental Europe in the 2009 Seve Trophy and will provide perfect preparation for the Dane ahead of The 2018 Ryder Cup in France in September.
For Atwal, it will be his first time in the captaincy role. An eight-time Asian Tour champion, three-time European Tour winner and a winner on the US PGA Tour, the Indian will be looking to showcase the strength of Asian golf as his team chases a maiden win at the EurAsia Cup.
Qualification Criteria – Team Europe
The European Team competing in the 2018 EurAsia Cup comprises the following European Tour Members:-
(a) The leading ten available European Members from the final 2017 Race to Dubai Rankings.
(b) The Captain, Thomas Bjørn, chose the remaining two European Members
Qualification Criteria - Team Asia
The Asian Team competing in the 2018 EurAsia Cup comprises the following Asian Tour Members:-
(a) Top four available players from the Asian Tour Order of Merit as at 27 November, 2017.
(b) Top four available players from the Official World Golf Rankings as at 27 November, 2017.
(c) The Captain, Arjun Atwal, chose the remaining four Asian Members in the week commencing Monday 27 November.
Team Asia Captain Arjun Atwal announced his line-up for EurAsia Cup 2018 presented by DRB-HICOM. A team mixed with young talent and experienced players will face a strong European side which will be playing at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia from 12-14 January 2018.#eurasiacup #teamasia #teamasiaboleh
Friday: 6x fourball matches starting at 08.35 local time
Saturday: 6x foursomes matches from 09.35
Sunday: 12x singles matches from 08.35