Bjorn gets chance to eye potential of Ryder rookies

European captain Thomas Bjorn is to get the chance to run his rule over potential Ryder Cup rookies in January.

In the build up to taking on the Americans at Le Golf National in Versailles in a year’s time the Dane will lead Europe against an Asian Team in the second week of January.

The 10-a-side match will be staged at the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club in Kuala Lumpur with Arjan Atwal

Bjorn said: “I was lucky enough to be a member of the European Team for the first EurAsia Cup in 2014 and I have seen the event grow and develop since then.

“We have some of the best golfers in the world in Europe and I am relishing the opportunity to work closely with them as individuals and as a team to try and ensure we keep the trophy in European hands.”