Ryder Cup captain Jose Maria Olazabal is aiming for double success in continental team golf in 2012 when Europe take on Asia in the Royal Trophy.

It will be held in Brunei, only the second country to hold the event after Thailand, the event's home since Seve Ballesteros created it in 2005.

The Royal Trophy will take place in December next year at the Empire Hotel and Country Club close to capital Bandar Seri Begawan.

The tournament will be held in tribute to Ballesteros, who died from cancer earlier this year, aged 54.

"It will be a great honour to lead the European Team at the Royal Trophy and I am looking forward to the competition with great enthusiasm," Olazabal said in a statement.

Olazabal will also lead Europe against the United States in next September's Ryder Cup in Medinah near Chicago before heading to Brunei.

"The fact that the Royal Trophy has been dedicated to the memory of Seve makes the next edition of the matches extremely meaningful to me," Olazabal added.

"I know how special representing Europe and the Royal Trophy were to Seve and this will be a very important occasion."

The event features two teams of eight players contesting foursomes, fourballs and singles competitions, with half of the available 16 points up for grabs on the final day in the singles.

Europe has won four of the five tournaments held to date.