EurAsia Cup added to 2014 European Tour schedule
A new matchplay event between Europe and Asia will form part of the 2014 European Tour schedule.
Last Updated: 26/08/13 12:25pm
The EurAsia Cup will take place at Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Malaysia from March 28-30 and will feature 10 of Europe's leading players take on a team from Asia in a format similar to the Ryder Cup.
The leading four players available from the final Race to Dubai rankings at the conclusion of the 2013 season will compete for Europe.
They will be joined by the leading four players available from the Official World Golf Ranking on Monday 3 February 2014 as well as two captain's picks.
The Asian team will be made up of the leading four available players from the final 2013 Asian Tour Order of Merit, the leading three players invited on the basis of their Official World Golf Ranking and three captain's picks.
The two captains will be selected by The European Tour and the Asian Tour closer to the competition.
The inaugural EurAsia Cup is one of two new events confirmed, along with the Nedbank Golf Challenge, which takes place in Sun City, South Africa, from 5-8 December 2013.
The event is to be co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour and will boast a 30-player field instead of the usual 12.
It is one of seven events in South Africa on the initial stages of the 2014 Race to Dubai, which is launched with the South African Open Championship at Glendower Golf Club, Johannesburg, from 21-24 November 2013.
2014 European Tour International Schedule:
Nov 21-24: South African Open Championship, Glendower GC, Gauteng,Johannesburg,
Nov 28-1 Dec: Alfred Dunhill Championship, Leopard Creek CC, Malelane, SA
Dec 5-8: Nedbank Golf Challenge Gary Player CC, Sun City, SA
Dec 5-8: Hong Kong Open, Hong Kong GC, Fanling, Hong Kong
Dec 12-15: The Nelson Mandela Championship, Mount EdgecombeCC, Durban, Kwa
-Zulu Natal, SA, presented by ISPS Handa
Jan 9-12: Volvo Golf Champions, Venue TBD
Jan 16-19: Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, Abu Dhabi GC, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Jan 22-25 (Sat finish): Commercialbank Qatar Masters, Doha GC, Doha, Qatar
Jan 30-2 Feb: Omega Dubai Desert Classic, Emirates GC, Dubai, UAE
Feb 6-9: Joburg Open, Royal Johannesburg & Kensington GC, Johannesburg, SA
Feb 13-16: Africa Open, East London GC, East London, Eastern Cape, SA
Feb 19-23: WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship, Ritz-Carlton GC, Dove
Mountain, Marana, Arizona, USA
Feb 27-2 Mar: Tshwane Open, Copperleaf Golf & Country Estate, Centurion, SA
Mar 6-9: WGC-Cadillac Championship, Doral Golf Resort & Spa, Doral, Florida,
Mar 13-16: Trophee Hassan II, Golf du Palais Royal, Agadir, Morocco
Mar 20-23: TBC, TBC
Mar 28-30: EURASIA CUP presented by DRB-HICOM, Glenmarie G&CC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.