Europe, Asia to battle in new match-play event in '14


Make room for another team competition in golf.

The $4 million EurAsia Cup, a biennial event co-sanctioned by the European and Asian tours, will debut in March 2014, it was announced Monday.

The event will pit 10 players from each region against each other in a three-day, match-play competition that begins March 28 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Europe will form its team by selecting the top four available players from the final 2013 Race to Dubai Standings, the top four players from the Official World Ranking and two captain’s picks.

Team Asia, meanwhile, will include the four available players from the Order of Merit, the top three players in the Official World Golf Ranking and three wild-card picks.

The captains for the respective teams will be chosen at a later time.

The competition could struggle to attract top European players because of its timing, however. The March 28-30 event is less than two weeks before the Masters and immediately after a busy Florida swing on the PGA Tour.

Players on the winning team will receive $300,000 each, while the runner-ups will take home $100,000 apiece.