Wednesday, 26 March 2014
We put the EurAsia Cup Teams in Focus...  (EuropeanTour)
We put the EurAsia Cup Teams in Focus... (EuropeanTour)

By Will Pearson, europeantour.com
in Kuala Lumpur

europeantour.com takes a closer look at the European and Asian teams competing in the inaugural EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM this week in Malaysia...

TEAM EUROPE

10 players from 7 different countries
Spain (3); Denmark (2); France, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales (1 each)

10 European Tour winners with 64 victories between them
Miguel Angel Jimenez (20); Thomas Bjorn (15); Graeme McDowell (9); Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (7); Stephen Gallacher (3); Pablo Larrazabal (3); Joost Luiten (3);   Jamie Donaldson (2); Victor Dubuisson (1); Thorbjorn Olesen (1)

4 winners in The 2014 Race to Dubai
Thomas Bjorn (Nedbank Golf Challenge)
Miguel Angel Jimenez (Hong Kong Open)
Pablo Larrazabal (Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship)
Stephen Gallacher (Omega Dubai Desert Classic)

38 – Average position in the Official World Golf Ranking

14 – The highest World Ranking position of a Team Europe player (Graeme McDowell)

3 Ryder Cup players with 9 appearances between them
Miguel Angel Jimenez (4); Graeme McDowell (3); Thomas Bjorn (2)

9 Seve Trophy players with 27 appearances between them
Thomas Bjorn (8); Miguel Angel Jimenez (8); Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano (3); Jamie Donaldson, Graeme McDowell (2); Stephen Gallacher, Pablo Larrazabal, Joost Luiten, Thorbjorn Olesen (1)

1 Major Champion
Graeme McDowell (2010 US Open Championship)

1 winner of the Volvo World Match Play Championship
Graeme McDowell (2013)

TEAM ASIA

10 players from 6 different countries
Thailand (3); India, Japan (2); Bangladesh, Korea, Malaysia (1)

7 Asian Tour winners with 35 victories between them
Thongchai Jaidee (13); Prayad Marksaeng (8); Gaganjeet Bhullar (5); Anirban Lahiri (3); Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Siddikur Rahman, Hideto Tanihara (2)

2 European Tour winners with 6 victories between them
Thongchai Jaidee (5); Kiradech Aphibarnrat (1)

1 Challenge Tour winner
Gaganjeet Bhullar (2011 Gujarat Kensville Challenge)

2 Asian Tour Number Ones
Thongchai Jaidee (2001, 2004, 2009)
Kiradech Aphibarnrat (2013)

122 – Average position in the Official World Golf Ranking

49 – The highest World Ranking position of a Team Asia player (Thongchai Jaidee)

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