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Golf: Asian ace Thongchai predicts upset over formidable Europe team at EurAsia Cup

Published on Mar 26, 2014 4:19 PM
Thongchai Jadee of Thailand during the first round of the World Golf Championships - Accenture Match Play Championship at The Golf Club at Dove Mountain on February 19, 2014 in Marana, Arizona. The captain of Team Asia in the US$4 million (S$5.08 million) EurAsia Cup, which tees off in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday, March 27, 2014, says his team stands a good chance of winning the trophy. -- PHOTO: AFP

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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