Darren Clarke’s Team Europe sealed the EurAsia Cup win with eight of Sunday’s singles matches still out on course. Danny Willett clinching the victory with his singles win over Byeong Hun An at the Glenmarie Golf & Country Club in Malaysia.
Darren who will also captain Europe’s Ryder Cup team later this year, says the experience gained here should stand him in good stead for the upcoming Ryder tussle;
“There have been a lot of positives this week. I’ve learnt a few things, and hopefully I’ll do a better job come September.”
“But if the players don’t play and don’t perform, you can be the best captain in the world and you’re not going to win.”
“This belongs to the players; the quality of the golf this week has been brilliant.”
The final score was 18½-5½, which was a bit of a surprise as the first tournament two years ago ended in a draw.
Lee Westwood spoke of the importance of this win to the younger players in the Team;
“I think everybody has played well this week and obviously contributed. That’s why the scoreline has ended up as it is.”
“I hit the ball pretty well this week and obviously won three points, so it’s nice to contribute.”
“There’s young lads on this team and ones that are going to be playing in The Ryder Cup obviously later on in the year.”
“This is going to be a great experience for them, just feeding them into team golf gradually. And I’m sure they will benefit from this week. Nothing but positives to come out.”
Ian POULTER 4&3 Danny CHIA Danny WILLETT 3&1 Byeong Hun AN
Chris WOOD 1 Hole S.S.P CHAWRASIA Kristoffer BROBERG 5&4 Shingo KATAYAMA
Victor DUBUISSON 1 Up Ashun WU Søren KJELDSEN 3&2 Prayad MARKSAENG
I guess you can only feel sorry for the Team Asia captain Jeev Milka Singh, he must be wondering what hit him.