Ryder Cup of the east EuraAsia Cup 2014

Thongchai at practice 

This week’s event: EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM

Prize Money: US$4 million (Winning Team's Purse: US$3million, Runner-up: US$1million).

Venue: Glenmarie Golf and Country Club

Starts: From March 27 to March 29Thursday to Saturday

Team Asia
Thongchai Jaidee (Captain, Thailand), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Thailand), Gaganjeet Bhullar (India), Nicholas Fung (Malaysia), Kim Hyung-sung (Korea,) Anirban Lahiri (India), Prayad Marksaeng  (Thailand), Koumei Oda (Japan), Siddikur Rahman (Bangladesh), Hideto Tanihara (Japan).

Team Europe
Miguel Angel Jimenez (Captain, Spain), Thomas Bjorn (Denmark), Jamie Donaldson (Wales), Victor Dubuisson (France), Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (Spain), Stephen Gallacher (Scotland), Pablo Larrazabal (Spain), Joost Luiten (Netherlands), Graeme McDowell (N Ireland), Thorbjorn Olesen (Denmark).

Fast Facts – 2014 EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM
1.      The battle between the best players from Asia and Europe will begin at the inaugural EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM at Glenmarie Golf & Country Club from Thursday to Saturday

2.      The event features a field of 10 players for each team and they will play fourball (day one), foursomes (day two) and singles (final day).

3.      Playing captains Miguel Angel Jimenez for Team Europe and Thongchai Jaidee for Team Asia will spearhead their respective continents charge.

4.      Team Asia will consist of some of the world’s top-200 players such as 2013 Asian Tour Order of Merit winner Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Thailand), seven-time Asian Tour winner, Prayad Marksaeng (Thailand), two-time Asian Tour winner Siddikur Rahman (Bangladesh), three-time Asian Tour winner Anirban Lahiri (India), five-time Asian Tour winner Gaganjeet Bhullar (India).

5.      Team Asia will also be represented by Korea’s Kim Hyung-sung as well as Japan’s Koumei Oda and Hideto Tanihara who finished second, third and sixth on the Japan Golf Tour money list last season. 

6.      Team Asia’s Vice Captain Boonchu Ruangkit of Thailand will be a great asset to Team Asia as he will use his vast experience to guide the young Asian Tour stars to victory.

7.      2013 Asian Development Tour (ADT) winner, Nicholas Fung will fly the Malaysian flag.

8.      Team Europe will be strengthened by captain Jimenez’s and Graeme McDowell’s Ryder Cup experience.

9.      Graeme McDowell is the highest ranked player for Team Europe as he sits in 15th position on the Official World Golf Ranking.

10.  Jamie Donaldson of Wales, ranked 27th in the world, has hailed the EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM as the ‘Ryder Cup of the East’.