Golf: Asian ace Thongchai predicts upset over formidable Europe team at EurAsia Cup
Published on Mar 26, 2014 4:19 PM
CONTINENTAL pride is on the line as the US$4 million (S$5.08 million) EurAsia Cup tees off in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday.
The inaugural three-day matchplay event will see Team Asia, led by Thai ace Thongchai Jaidee, do battle with their European counterparts, skippered by veteran Miguel Angel Jimenez.
Thongchai, who holds an unprecedented three Asian Tour Order of Merit titles, said: "We have a very complete team and I believe we stand a good chance of winning the trophy. It's all about team work and there is a rich mix of youth and experience that will guide the team to victory."
The EurAsia Cup is based on a format similar to the Ryder Cup, where the teams will go head-to-head in the fourball format on day one, foursomes on day two, before culminating with the singles on the final day.
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