Tomorrow will tee of the 27th Nomura Cup (an Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC) event) at Yas Links Abu Dhabi with 27 four-man amateur teams. As you can remember, in 2013, Team Australia won the 26th Nomura Cup with a total score of 828. Team Korea finished in 2nd place, while Team Thailand in 3rd place. So the big question is whether Australia be able to defend its title or not.
As we could see in other golf championships Koreans, Chinese, Japanese and Taipei are performing pretty well. So I am expecting that they will have a big say in the outcome.
Based on past performance of Team Australia, when can easily assume they will win the 27th Nomura Cup. Australia has won a record 10 Nomura Cups including 7 of the last 8 titles, their only recent blemish a none-too-shabby 6th placing at the 2009 edition won by hosts South Korea in Seoul.
Did you know that Geoff Ogilvy is in the alumni of The Nomura Cup? Ogilvy played in the 1997 tournament in Hong Kong.