Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Tun Abdul Razak said the Malaysian Government has committed to hosting the next two editions of the EurAsia Cup.
Speaking after a stunning final day in which Team Asia fought back from four points down to secure a 10-10 draw, resulting in the inaugural trophy being shared with Team Europe, the Prime Minister said: “I am delighted to confirm that the next two editions of the EurAsia Cup will be played here in Malaysia, in 2016 and 2018.
“Our aim is to continue the fantastic growth the sport of golf has already seen in Asia. We have seen (at the EurAsia Cup) why this game is so popular and therefore why I am standing here now making this statement. This event has the full support of the Malaysian Government.”
In front of a packed 18th green at the tournament’s closing ceremony at Glenmarie Golf and Country Club, the Prime Minister, a keen golfer himself, added: “We have seen this week that golf is alive and well in this part of the world.”