2018 EurAsia Cup

The 2018 EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM was the third edition of the EurAsia Cup, a team golf event contested between teams representing Asia and Europe. It was held from 12–14 January at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia. The team captains were Thomas Bjørn and Arjun Atwal.[1]

2018 EurAsia Cup
Dates12–14 January 2018
VenueGlenmarie Golf and Country Club
LocationShah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
Captains
Asia 10 14 Europe
Europe wins the EurAsia Cup
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The event had a $4,800,000 purse; $300,000 to each member of the winning team and $100,000 to each member of the losing team.[2]

Europe won the match 14 to 10. Asia had held a narrow 6½ to 5½ lead at the start of the final day's singles session but Europe won 8 of the first 9 matches and retained the trophy.[3][2]

TeamsEdit

Asia
Player Country Age Money list ranks OWGR Previous
appearances
Matches W–L–H Winning
percentage
Asian Japan Euro PGA
Tour
Arjun Atwal   India 44 Non-playing captain
Gavin Green   Malaysia 24 1 179 0 Rookie
Shiv Chawrasia   India 39 5 109 214 1 3 1–2–0 33.33
Phachara Khongwatmai   Thailand 18 3 87 123 159 0 Rookie
Poom Saksansin   Thailand 24 8 64 188 172 0 Rookie
Yuta Ikeda   Japan 32 4 36 0 Rookie
Li Haotong   China 22 17 59 0 Rookie
Kiradech Aphibarnrat   Thailand 28 11 49 2 6 2–3–1 41.67
Anirban Lahiri   India 30 133 51 68 2 6 3–3–0 50.00
Hideto Tanihara   Japan 39 55 27 69 1 3 0–2–1 16.67
Kang Sung-hoon   South Korea 30 59 81 0 Rookie
An Byeong-hun   South Korea 26 93 102 100 1 3 1–2–0 33.33
Nicholas Fung   Malaysia 27 28 255 335 2 6 0–4–2 16.67

OWGR as of 7 January.
Yellow background indicates a captain's pick.

The Asian team was selected as follows: the leading four available Asian players from the 2017 Asian Tour Order of Merit as of 27 November, the leading four eligible and available Asian players from the Official World Golf Ranking as of 27 November, and four captain’s picks. The leading four Asian players from the Asian Tour Order of Merit were Gavin Green (1), Shiv Chawrasia (4), Phachara Khongwatmai (5) and Poom Saksansin (6).[4] The leading Asian players from the Official World Golf Ranking were Hideki Matsuyama (5), Yuta Ikeda (37), Kim Si-woo (40), Satoshi Kodaira (53), Li Haotong (57), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (59) and Anirban Lahiri (65). Matsuyama, Kim and Kodaira did not play. The captain's picks were Hideto Tanihara, Kang Sung-hoon, An Byeong-hun and Nicholas Fung.

Europe
Player Country Age Euro
rank
OWGR Previous
appearances
Matches W–L–H Winning
percentage
Thomas Bjørn   Denmark 46 Non-playing captain
Tommy Fleetwood   England 26 1 18 0 Rookie
Tyrrell Hatton   England 26 5 17 0 Rookie
Ross Fisher   England 37 6 31 1 3 2–0–1 83.33
Rafael Cabrera-Bello   Spain 33 7 20 0 Rookie
Alex Norén   Sweden 35 8 19 0 Rookie
Matthew Fitzpatrick   England 23 12 29 1 3 2–1–0 66.67
Bernd Wiesberger   Austria 32 14 42 1 3 2–1–0 66.67
Henrik Stenson   Sweden 41 15 9 0 Rookie
Paul Dunne   Ireland 25 16 75 0 Rookie
Thomas Pieters   Belgium 25 20 38 0 Rookie
Alexander Lévy   France 27 21 74 0 Rookie
Paul Casey   England 40 n/a 14 0 Rookie

OWGR as of 7 January.
Yellow background indicates a captain's pick.

The European team was selected as follows: the leading 10 available European players from the final 2017 European Tour Race to Dubai rankings plus two captain’s picks. The qualifiers from the Race to Dubai were Fleetwood (1), Hatton (5), Fisher (6), Cabrera-Bello (7), Norén (8), Fitzpatrick (12), Wiesberger (14), Stenson (15), Dunne (16), and Pieters (20); Justin Rose (2), Jon Rahm (3), Sergio García (4), Francesco Molinari (9) and Rory McIlroy (13) chose not to participate. Lévy and Casey were chosen as captain picks.[5]

ScheduleEdit

  • 12 January (Friday) Four-ball x 6
  • 13 January (Saturday) Foursomes x 6
  • 14 January (Sunday) Singles x 12

Friday's matches (four-ball)Edit

Asia Results Europe
An/Aphibarnrat 4 & 3 Fleetwood/Casey
Ikeda/Green 2 & 1 Pieters/Fitzpatrick
Tanihara/Khongwatmai 2 up Norén/Dunne
Kang/Saksansin 5 & 4 Stenson/Lévy
Fung/Li halved Wiesberger/Cabrera-Bello
Lahiri/Chawrasia 5 & 4 Fisher/Hatton
Session
Overall

Saturday's matches (foursomes)Edit

Asia Results Europe
Chawrasia/Lahiri 3 & 2 Fleetwood/Stenson
Aphibarnrat/An 2 & 1 Casey/Hatton
Green/Ikeda 1 up Cabrera-Bello/Lévy
Saksansin/Kang 3 & 2 Fitzpatrick/Pieters
Khongwatmai/Tanihara 2 & 1 Dunne/Norén
Li/Fung 3 & 1 Fisher/Wiesberger
3 Session 3
Overall

Sunday's matches (singles)Edit

Asia Results Europe
Fung 4 & 2 Norén
Saksansin 1 up Casey
Chawrasia 2 & 1 Fleetwood
Tanihara 2 & 1 Stenson
Green 4 & 3 Cabrera-Bello
Khongwatmai 2 & 1 Wiesberger
Aphibarnrat 3 & 1 Lévy
An 1 up Pieters
Lahiri 2 & 1 Hatton
Kang halved Fitzpatrick
Ikeda 1 up Fisher
Li 3 & 1 Dunne
Session
10 Overall 14

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Thomas Bjørn and Arjun Atwal confirmed as captains for 2018 EurAsia Cup". EurAsia Cup. 28 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Team Europe rallies to take home EurAsia Cup 2018". 15 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Europe come from behind to win EurAsia Cup". 14 January 2018.
  4. ^ "Order of Merit". Asian Tour. Retrieved 28 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Team Europe announcement". EurAsia Cup. 23 November 2017.

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