New Ryder Cup-style event unveiled

A new match-play event between Europe and Asia, the EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM, will be part of the 2014 European Tour schedule.

A new match-play event between Europe and Asia, the EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM, will be part of the 2014 European Tour schedule.

Taking place at Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Malaysia from March 28-30, 2014, the EurAsia Cup will see 10 of Europe's leading players take on a team from Asia in a format similar to the Ryder Cup.

Europe will select the leading four players available from the final Race to Dubai rankings at the conclusion of the 2013 season, the leading four players available from the Official World Golf Ranking on Monday, February 3, 2014 and two captain's picks.

The Asian team will include 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 chosen by The European Tour and the Asian Tour respectively and announced at a later date.

The inaugural EurAsia Cup is one of two new events announced along with the Nedbank Golf Challenge, which takes place in Sun City from December 5-8, 2013.

With a prize fund of USD6,500,000, the event will be co-sanctioned with the Sunshine Tour and feature a 30-player field instead of the usual 12.

It is one of seven events in South Africa on the initial sector of the 2014 Race to Dubai, which is launched with the South African Open Championship at Glendower Golf Club, Johannesburg, from November 21-24, 2013.

2014 European Tour International Schedule

2013

Nov 21-24: South African Open Championship, Glendower GC, Gauteng,Johannesburg, SA

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

2014

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, USA

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.

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