HONG KONG (AP) — Y.E. Yang will return as captain of the Asian team for the eighth edition of the Royal Trophy.
Yang, the first Asian man to win a golf major, will lead the team against Europe in the Dec. 19-21 event at Guangzhou's Dragon Lake Golf Club.
Yang's team was leading until the back nine on the final day of singles matches last year before losing 8 ½-7 ½ to Jose Maria Olazabal's European team.
He says it was "very painful to lose the match after our team led for the first 2 ½ day ... now we will do all possible to defeat the Europeans."