Asia picks young team for Royal Trophy vs. Europe

Bangkok: Asia has opted for youth for the Royal Trophy against Europe in January, selecting four players under the age of 25 in its five-man team.

South Korean pair Kim Kyung-tae, 24, and Noh Seung-yul, 19, were joined by Japanese trio Yuta Ikeda, 24, Shusuke Sonoda, 21, and Ryo Ishikawa, 19.

Liang Wen-chong of China, 32, was the most experienced player to be picked Tuesday. Asian captain Joe Ozaki says the "age of the player was not the critical factor in my selection" for the matchplay event, instead wanting "proven winners who play the brand of fearless, aggressive golf."

Bureau Report