Kuala Lumpur -
European captain Darren Clarke welcomed an "extremely strong" EurAsia
Cup line-up on Tuesday as Race to Dubai runner-up Danny Willett and French star
Victor Dubuisson were confirmed among 10 automatic qualifiers.
World number 20
Willett, 28, is among five Englishmen to qualify for the January 15-17
tournament as the leading 10 available players on the European Tour's final
Race to Dubai standings.
Dubuisson and fellow
Ryder Cup player Ross Fisher also made the cut, along with Chris Wood, Michael
Fitzpatrick and Andy Sullivan, who was runner-up to Rory McIlroy at the
European Tour's season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai.
Ireland's Shane Lowry,
Bernd Wiesberger of Austria, Denmark's Soren Kjeldsen and Swede Kristoffer
Broberg round out the 10 who will face Jeev Milkha Singh's Asian team in Kuala
They will be joined by
two captain's picks in two weeks' time from Clarke, who will also mastermind
Europe's team for next year's Ryder Cup.
"I am delighted
with the make-up of the team. It may be a relatively young one, but it is
extremely strong and packed with experience," said Clarke, in comments
released by the Asian Tour.
"The EurAsia Cup
also offers many of our players the opportunity to enhance their prospects of
making next September's Ryder Cup team. It's also a good chance for me to see
how comfortable they are with and in a team environment," he added.
Europe and Asia will
both be trying to win the EurAsia Cup for the first time after the inaugural
edition in 2014, also at Glenmarie Golf and Country Club, ended in a 10-10