2016 EurAsia Cup

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2016 EurAsia Cup
Dates 15–17 January 2016
Venue Glenmarie Golf and Country Club
Location Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Captains
Asia18½Europe
Europe wins the EurAsia Cup
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The 2016 EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM was the second edition of the EurAsia Cup, a team golf event contested between teams representing Asia and Europe. It was held from 15–17 January at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. The inaugural event in 2014 finished in a tie, and so the Cup was shared between the teams. For the 2016 edition, the team size was increased from 10 to 12 with a corresponding increase in the number of matches from 20 to 24. [1]

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EurAsia Cup

The EurAsia Cup is a biennial men's professional team golf tournament between teams representing Europe and Asia. It started in 2014, superseding the Royal Trophy which had been played from 2006 to 2013. It is held at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club, west of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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The event had a $4,800,000 purse; $300,000 to each member of the winning team and $100,000 to each member of the losing team.

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Europe comfortably won the match 18½ to 5½ and, in doing so, became the first winners of the trophy. [2]

Teams

Asia
PlayerCountryAgeMoney list ranksOWGRPrevious
appearances
MatchesW–L–HWinning
percentage
AsianJapanEuro
Jeev Milkha Singh Flag of India.svg  India 44Non-playing captain
Anirban Lahiri Flag of India.svg  India 2812043132–1–066.67
Shiv Chawrasia Flag of India.svg  India 3241132160Rookie
Thongchai Jaidee Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 4661027131–1–150.00
Danny Chia Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 4382530Rookie
An Byeong-hun Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 247290Rookie
Kiradech Aphibarnrat Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 261338131–1–150.00
Kim Kyung-tae Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 291590Rookie
Shingo Katayama Flag of Japan.svg  Japan 425580Rookie
Prayad Marksaeng Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand 49102098131–1–150.00
Wu Ashun Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China 30441700Rookie
Wang Jeung-hun Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea 209691710Rookie
Nicholas Fung Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia 2533426130–3–000.00

OWGR as of 11 January.
Yellow background indicates a captain's pick.

The Asian team was selected as follows: the leading four available Asian players from the 2015 Asian Tour Order of Merit as of 14 December, the leading four eligible and available Asian players from the Official World Golf Ranking as of 14 December, and four captain’s picks. [1] The leading four Asian players from the Asian Tour Order of Merit were Anirban Lahiri (1), Shiv Chawrasia (4), Thongchai Jaidee (6) and Danny Chia (8). [3] The leading Asian players from the Official World Golf Ranking were Hideki Matsuyama (15), An Byeong-hun (28), Jaidee (29), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (37), Lahiri (41), Kim Kyung-tae (59) and Shingo Katayama (60). Matsuyama did not play while Jaidee and Lahiri had already qualified through their Asian Tour Order of Merit positions. The captain's picks were Nicholas Fung, Prayad Marksaeng, Wang Jeung-hun and Wu Ashun.

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Anirban Lahiri professional golfer

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Europe
PlayerCountryAgeEuro
rank
OWGRPrevious
appearances
MatchesW–L–HWinning
percentage
Darren Clarke Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland 44Non-playing captain
Danny Willett Flag of England.svg  England 282190Rookie
Shane Lowry Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland 285210Rookie
Andy Sullivan Flag of England.svg  England 288360Rookie
Bernd Wiesberger Flag of Austria.svg  Austria 309330Rookie
Victor Dubuisson Flag of France.svg  France 251132131–2–033.33
Matthew Fitzpatrick Flag of England.svg  England 2112440Rookie
Kristoffer Broberg Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden 2914650Rookie
Søren Kjeldsen Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 4015470Rookie
Chris Wood Flag of England.svg  England 2817410Rookie
Ross Fisher Flag of England.svg  England 3519800Rookie
Lee Westwood Flag of England.svg  England 4238510Rookie
Ian Poulter Flag of England.svg  England 4039560Rookie

OWGR as of 11 January.
Yellow background indicates a captain's pick.

The European team was selected as follows: the leading 10 available European players from the final 2015 European Tour Race to Dubai rankings plus two captain’s picks. [1] The qualifiers from the Race to Dubai were Willett (2), Lowry (5), Sullivan (8), Wiesberger (9), Dubuisson (11), Fitzpatrick (12), Broberg (14), Kjeldsen (15), Wood (17), and Fisher (19); Rory McIlroy (1), Justin Rose (4), and Henrik Stenson (18) chose not to participate. [4] Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood were chosen as captain picks.

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Schedule

Friday's matches (four-ball)

AsiaResultsEurope
Lahiri/Wang4 & 3Wiesberger/Poulter
An/Jaidee3 & 1Willett/Fitzpatrick
Chia/FunghalvedKjeldsen/Dubuisson
Kim/Marksaeng6 & 4Broberg/Fisher
Wu/Katayama2 & 1Sullivan/Lowry
Aphibarnrat/Chawrasia2 & 1Wood/Westwood
Session
Overall

Saturday's matches (foursomes)

AsiaResultsEurope
An/Jaidee3 & 2Poulter/Willett
Kim/Wang2 upWiesberger/Fisher
Chawrasia/Aphibarnrat2 upBroberg/Wood
Marksaeng/Katayama3 & 2Lowry/Sullivan
Chia/FunghalvedKjeldsen/Dubuisson
Lahiri/Wu5 & 4Westwood/Fitzpatrick
Session
3Overall9

Sunday's matches (singles)

AsiaResultsEurope
Chia4 & 3Poulter
An3 & 1Willett
Jaidee4 & 3Sullivan
Aphibarnrat2 upFitzpatrick
Lahiri2 & 1Lowry
Kim3 & 2Wiesberger
Fung7 & 6Westwood
WanghalvedFisher
Chawrasia1 upWood
Katayama5 & 4Broberg
Wu1 upDubuisson
Marksaeng3 & 2Kjeldsen
Session
Overall18½

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