Kuala Lumpur - European Ryder Cup captain
Darren Clarke and Jeev Milkha Singh of India will lead rival teams at the 2016
EurAsia Cup in Malaysia, organisers announced on Monday.
Following a spectacular 10-10 draw at the
inaugural edition in 2014, the biennial Ryder Cup-styled showdown between
Europe and Asia will take place at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Cup, located
west of the capital Kuala Lumpur, from January 15 to 17, 2016.
With Singh, a former two-time Asian Tour
number one, and Northern Ireland's major champion Clarke helming the teams, the
EurAsia Cup will have two of golf's most respected men leading Asia and Europe.
"We want to go to Malaysia and win the
EurAsia Cup. I've already had a lot of players talking to me about it and no
matter who is in the European side, we will be hungry to win," said
"It's going to be very tough - we saw
what happened the last time," he added, referring to the draw in the first
Meanwhile the 44-year-old Singh, who won
the Asian Tour Order of Merit in 2006 and 2008, said it was an honour to be
offered the EurAsia Cup captaincy.
"I am very excited by the prospect of
leading what I hope will be a very strong Asian team. I hope I can get a great
team out there and keep them calm and collected and get the best out of
them," he said.
The winning 12-player team will share prize
money of $3.6 million while the runners-up will share $1.2 million.
Malaysia will also host the EurAsia Cup in