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Darren Clarke and Jeev Milkha Singh named rival EurAsia Cup captains

Published 28/09/2015 | 10:05

Europe's Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke will get a dress rehearsal at January's EurAsia Cup
Europe's Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke will get a dress rehearsal at January's EurAsia Cup

Darren Clarke and Jeev Milkha Singh have been announced as the team captains for January's EurAsia Cup in Malaysia.

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Clarke will have the opportunity to test his mettle as Europe captain ahead of next September's Ryder Cup, and he will do so against a long-time friend in Asia captain Singh.

"We have known each other a very, very long time," said the Northern Irishman. "We have played together on tour for most of our careers."

The second staging of the event, following a 10-10 draw in 2014, will take place at Kuala Lumpur's Glenmarie Golf and Country Club from January 15 to 17.

Clarke added: "Both teams that are assembled will be desperate to win the EurAsia Cup for the first time - when we get to Kuala Lumpur Jeev will be trying to kick my butt and I will be trying to kick his. It's going to be a great week - the guys are really looking forward to it already."

Singh said: "It's an honour to be offered the EurAsia Cup captaincy and I am very excited by the prospect of leading what I hope will be a very strong Asian team. It is a special event.

"I'm looking forward to going up against Darren - I'm going to have a lot of fun with him."

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