|Dates||15–17 January 2016|
|Venue||Glenmarie Golf and Country Club|
|Location||Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia|
|Europe wins the EurAsia Cup|
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.
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Europe comfortably won the match 18½ to 5½ and, in doing so, became the first winners of the trophy.
|Player||Country||Age||Money list ranks||OWGR||Previous|
|Jeev Milkha Singh||44||Non-playing captain|
OWGR as of 11 January.
Yellow background indicates a captain's pick.
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|Darren Clarke||44||Non-playing captain|
OWGR as of 11 January.
Yellow background indicates a captain's pick.
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|Lahiri/Wang||4 & 3||Wiesberger/Poulter|
|An/Jaidee||3 & 1||Willett/Fitzpatrick|
|Kim/Marksaeng||6 & 4||Broberg/Fisher|
|Wu/Katayama||2 & 1||Sullivan/Lowry|
|Aphibarnrat/Chawrasia||2 & 1||Wood/Westwood|
|An/Jaidee||3 & 2||Poulter/Willett|
|Marksaeng/Katayama||3 & 2||Lowry/Sullivan|
|Lahiri/Wu||5 & 4||Westwood/Fitzpatrick|
|Chia||4 & 3||Poulter|
|An||3 & 1||Willett|
|Jaidee||4 & 3||Sullivan|
|Lahiri||2 & 1||Lowry|
|Kim||3 & 2||Wiesberger|
|Fung||7 & 6||Westwood|
|Katayama||5 & 4||Broberg|
|Marksaeng||3 & 2||Kjeldsen|
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