EurAsia Cup

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EurAsia Cup
Tournament information
Location2018: Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Established2014
Course(s)2018: Glenmarie Golf and Country Club
Tour(s) Asian Tour
European Tour
FormatTeam match play
Prize fund2018: $4,800,000
Month playedJanuary
Current champion
Team Europe
Golf current event.svg 2018 EurAsia Cup
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Glenmarie G&CC
Location in Malaysia

The EurAsia Cup was 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 was previously held at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club, west of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in January of even-numbered years, as a warm-up event for the European Ryder Cup captain.

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Format

The EurAsia Cup involves various match play competitions between players selected from two teams of twelve.

The winner of each match scores a point for his team, with a half point each for any match that is tied after the 18 holes. The winning team is determined by cumulative total points. The inaugural EurAsia Cup concluded with both teams tied on 10 points each, which resulted in the EurAsia Cup being shared between the two teams. In the event of a tie in future editions, the EurAsia Cup will be retained by the team who held it before the contest.

YearDay 1Day 2Day 3Total points
20145 fourballs5 foursomes10 singles20
2016–186 fourballs6 foursomes12 singles24

History

All three contests were held at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. The first contest was played in March 2014. Ten-man teams played a series of 20 matches involving four-ball, foursomes and singles. The result was a 10–10 tie and the Cup was shared. The second contest was played in January 2016. The team size was increased to 12 with a total of 24 matches played. [1] Europe won the match 18½–5½. The third contest was played from 12–14 January 2018. Europe retained the cup with a 14–10 win, although Asia had held a narrow lead at the start of the final day.

The tournament served as a prelude for the Ryder Cup in even-numbered years, but was not played in 2020. [2]

Results

YearWinning teamScoreEurope captainAsia captain
2018 Team Europe14–10 Flag of Denmark.svg Thomas Bjørn Flag of India.svg Arjun Atwal
2016 Team Europe18½–5½ Ulster Banner.svg Darren Clarke Flag of India.svg Jeev Milkha Singh
2014 Tied [3] 10–10 Flag of Spain.svg Miguel Ángel Jiménez Flag of Thailand.svg Thongchai Jaidee

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References

  1. "EurAsia Cup: Darren Clarke & Jeev Milkha Singh named captains". BBC Sport. 28 September 2015. Retrieved 29 September 2015.
  2. Corrigan, James (10 October 2019). "Demise of EurAsia Cup illustrates that European Tour's decision-making is guided by greed". The Telegraph. Retrieved 2020-02-08.
  3. Under the rules of the inaugural event the Cup was shared between the teams.