Video: #EurAsiaCup Captains face off in Sepang

Tue 12 Jan 2016

Video: #EurAsiaCup Captains face off in Sepang

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Sepang, January 12: EurAsia Cup Team Captains Darren Clarke and Jeev Milkha Singh faced off at the Sepang International Circuit early Tuesday to gain an upper hand before the EurAsiaCup presented by DRB-HICOM begins on Friday.
Singh and Clarke are no strangers to each other on the green as they have competed against each other on the Asian Tour and European Tour.
But on the world-class race circuit, it was anyone’s game. Driving the latest Lotus Exige, both captains felt the adrenaline rush through their veins as they were taken around the track by professional drivers in a friendly competition.
The golfing pros received a safety and track briefing from Lotus and Sepang International Circuit (SIC) representatives before they each took a lap around the track.
Sharmila Nadarajah, Chief Commercial Officer of SIC said, “The circuit has played host to many riders and drivers, and today we are glad to see these two golfing legends, Jeev and Darren on our track. This is also a historical high point before a quiet time as we will be closing our track for repairs in just under four weeks.”
The captains tossed a coin to decide on the professional drivers who would represent their teams - Team Asia was represented by Tengku Djan Ley Tengku Mahaleel, Head of Lotus Cars Malaysia while Team Europe was represented by Hairulizan Nordin, Lotus Cars Malaysia’s Technical Consultant. Team Europe was the first to hit the track, clocking in at 3’42’’. However, it was clearly Team Asia’s win with a time of 2’31’’.
Singh quipped: “It was a great morning on an amazing track. I have driven on the Yas Marina Circuit but I must say I was extremely in awe of the Sepang Circuit. Taking my first test lap around the track had my heart pumping; now that’s how you start the morning.”
Clarke added: “The Sepang Circuit not only has a great track but is an architectural masterpiece. Though we were not quite fast enough this morning, Team Europe will certainly be bringing on their ‘A’ game this weekend.”
Fans can catch the EurAsia Cup at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club. For more information, log on www.eurasiacup.com.
About DRB-HICOM
DRB-HICOM Berhad is one of Malaysia’s leading conglomerates with core businesses in the Automotive and Defence; Services; and Property, Asset & Construction sectors. With more than 90 active companies in its stable and over 60,000 employees group-wide, DRB-HICOM’s aim is to continue adding value and propelling the nation’s development. In the Automotive and Defence sector, DRB-HICOM is involved in the manufacturing, assembly and distribution of passenger and commercial vehicles, including composites component supply for aircrafts. In Services, DRB-HICOM is involved in various businesses, including concession and financial-related services. In Property, Asset & Construction, DRB-HICOM is involved in residential and commercial developments.
About Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM)
Professional Golf of Malaysia (PGM) is a Company Limited by Guarantee, registered on 5th August 2010 in Malaysia. As a non-profit organisation, PGM’s objectives are to promote the sport of golf and to contribute towards its enjoyment and growth as well as to conduct and/or coordinate training on golf-related courses in order to enhance the playing capabilities and hone the skills of professional golfers in Malaysia.  Our ultimate goal is to produce good Malaysian Professional Golfers in time for the Olympics in 2016 and to see Malaysians in the world ranking list. The PGM Tour provides a platform for Malaysia’s professional golfers to enable them to focus on playing while PGM shoulders the responsibility of arranging and financing these tournaments. For further information, please log in to http://pgmtour.com.my
About the Asian Tour
As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include FENIX Golf (Official Apparel Supplier), Fuji Xerox (Official Office Solutions Partner), Hilton Worldwide (Official Hotel Partner), Titleist (Official Web Partner) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). Sentosa, Singapore is the Home of the Asian Tour which also has an office in Kuala Lumpur. Also, visit us at www.asiantour.com, www.facebook.com/asiantourgolf, www.twitter.com/asiantourgolf, www.youtube.com/theasiantour and www.weibo.com/asiantourgolf.
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The European Tour is committed to celebrating the game of golf from the origins of the professional game, building a proud history of achievement, sportsmanship and integrity as well as showcasing our diverse global talent and rich landscapes. The European Tour's innovative approach enables us to embrace the world, combining championships of tradition with new tournaments in the cities and countries of the future. The European Tour International Schedule, which from 2009 has incorporated The Race to Dubai, is a thriving global brand which, in 2016, will feature a minimum of 45 tournaments spread across five continents; the European Challenge Tour focuses on the up and coming players of the future; while the European Senior Tour provides a new start for champions celebrating their 50th birthday. The European Tour’s corporate identity features the iconic silhouette image of six-time Open Champion Harry Vardon who gives his name to The Harry Vardon Trophy, presented to the player who is crowned European Tour Number One and winner of The Race to Dubai at the end of the season.