Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez has predicted big things for a new Europe-versus-Asia golf tournament.
The Ryder Cup-style EurAsia contest to be held near Kuala Lumpur in March next year.
Jimenez, launching the cup in Hong Kong, said he hoped it would become as big as the Ryder Cup, the biennial contest between Europe and the United States.
He said: “I think this event is going to have a big future and I’m delighted to be the first captain of this event and I’ll do my best for them.”
Thongchai Jaidee, Asia’s captain, said: “The cup going to be a thing in the future, I would like to see, like pretty close to Ryder Cup, that’s more important.
“I think this event, this competition is going to be key for long, long term. I mean I would like to see it keep this format. Keep this event for many year. I would like to see that. I don’t know what it’s going to be.”
Meanwhile world number 12 Graeme McDowell has given the EurAsia Cup a massive boost by pledging to represent Europe.
Also confirmed is Jamie Donaldson, Victor Dubuisson and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano.