Golf: Yang Yong Eun and Jose Maria Olazabal named Royal Trophy captains
SINGAPORE (REUTERS) - Asia's first male winner of a golf Major, Yang Yong Eun, will captain the continent at the Royal Trophy against a European team led by Jose Maria Olazabal, organisers said on Tuesday.
South Korean Yang, who beat world No. 1 Tiger Woods to claim the 2009 US PGA Championship, takes over from Japan's Joe Ozaki for the defence of the annual team title at the Dragon Lake Golf Club in Guangzhou, China from Dec 20-22.
Ozaki had led Asia in five of the six previous editions of the eight-man event.
"I am truly honoured to undertake the leadership role of Asian team captain for the next edition of the Royal Trophy,"Yang said in a statement on Tuesday.