The DP World Tour is launching a new team match play contest called the Hero Cup to give European players experience in the format, with the inaugural edition scheduled for the Abu Dhabi Golf Club from Jan. 13-15 2023.
The DP World Tour said in a statement on Tuesday that the tournament in the United Arab Emirates will be presided over by 2023 European Ryder Cup captain Luke Donald.
The two 10-man teams will consist of players from Britain & Ireland and Continental Europe, selected by Donald at a later date.
The tournament will consist of foursomes, fourballs and singles matches, with all 20 players taking part in each session. "One of the first things I was keen to do when I was appointed as Ryder Cup captain was to reinstate a team match play contest to give playing and leadership experience to future Ryder Cup players, vice-captains and Captains," Donald said.
(Reporting by Tommy Lund in Gdansk; Editing by Ken Ferris)