This week’s event: EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM
Prize Money: US$4.8 million (Winning Team’s Purse: US$3.6 million, Runner-up: US$1.2 million).
Venue: Glenmarie Golf and Country Club
Starts: From January 12-14, Friday to Sunday
Hashtags: #EurAsiaCup #TeamAsia #whereitsAT
Gavin Green, Nicholas Fung, Yuta Ikeda, Hideto Tanihara, Li Haotong, Anirban Lahiri, S.S.P. Chawrasia, Poom Saksansin, Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Phachara Khongwatmai, Byeonghun An and Sunghoon Kang
Rafa Cabrera Bello, Paul Casey, Paul Dunne, Ross Fisher, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton, Alex Levy, Alex Noren, Thomas Pieters, Henrik Stenson and Bernd Wiesberger.
1400: Team Captains’ Press Conference – Thomas Bjorn and Arjun Atwal
1430: Team Europe Press Conference- Alex Noren, Paul Dunne, Alex Levy, Bernd Wiesberger
1500: Team Asia Press Conference – Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Li Haotong, Sunghoon Kang, Hideto Tanihara & Vice-Captain Zhang Lianwei
1300: Team Asia Press Conference – Byeonghun An, S.S.P. Chawrasia, Poom Saksansin, Nicholas Fung
1430: Team Europe Press Conference – Ross Fisher, Thomas Pieters, Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Matthew Fitzpatrick
1600 Opening ceremony
1645: Team Europe Press Conference- Thomas Bjorn, Henrik Stenson, Paul Casey, Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton
1715: Team Asia Press Conference – Arjun Atwal, Anirban Lahiri, Gavin Green, Phachara Khongwatmai, Yuta Ikeda
First match day (Fourball)
Second match day (Foursomes)
Final match day (Singles)
EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM Fast Facts
- The third edition of the EurAsia Cup returns to Glenmarie Golf and Country Club with DRB-HICOM Berhad continuing its relationship as presenting sponsor for the third time.
- The EurAsia Cup will feature 24 matches, with day one showcasing six Fourball matches, followed by six Foursomes matches and 12 Singles matches on the third day.
- Team Europe recorded a comprehensive 18½-5½ win in the last edition of the tournament in 2016, lifting the trophy outright for the first time after the inaugural event ended in a 10-10 tie in 2014.
- The EurAsia Cup captaincy will be the first for Thomas Bjorn since taking the helm of Continental Europe in the 2009 Seve Trophy. It will provide the perfect preparation for the Dane ahead of The 2018 Ryder Cup in France in September. For Arjun Atwal, it will be his first time in the captaincy role. The Indian won the Asian Tour Order of Merit title in 2003.
- Asia’s number one Gavin Green of Malaysia together with China’s Li Haotong, Thailand’s Poom Saksansin, Phachara Khongwatmai, Korea’s Sunghoon Kang and Japan’s Yuta Ikeda will be making their first appearances at the EurAsia Cup.
- Asian Tour Order of Merit champions Anirban Lahiri and Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat along with Malaysia’s Nicholas Fung are making their third appearances at the EurAsia Cup.
- Kiradech is coming off a solid 2017 season where he ended the year in 49th place on the Official World Golf Ranking. He also finished second at the European Tour’s season-ending DP World Tour Champions and Italian Open in 2017.
- China’s Zhang Lianwei has also been picked as Vice-Captain by Atwal to help him lead Team Asia against Thomas Bjorn’s Team Europe.
- Thailand’s Phachara will be the youngest-ever player to play in the EurAsia Cup at the age of 18 followed by Li (21). Green and Poom are also among the youngest at 24.