Thursday, 14 January 2016
Team Europe captain Darren Clarke interacts with Victor Dubuisson   (Getty Images)
Team Europe captain Darren Clarke interacts with Victor Dubuisson (Getty Images)
What did the Queen of Malaysia say to Chris Wood? And how did European Captain Darren Clarke introduce Matt Fitzpatrick at the official photocall? Read on for that and more cracking quotes from the week so far at the EurAsia Cup Presented by DRB-HICOM... 

European Captain Darren Clarke introduces 21 year old Matt Fitzpatrick to the Queen of Malaysia:

“This is Matt – he’s 15 years old.”


The Queen of Malaysia when introduced to 6ft 6ins Chris Wood:

“Oh you’re very tall.”


A hot Andy Sullivan on the very humid conditions in Kuala Lumpur today (the heat index was nearly 40 Celsius):

“You know it’s hot when the Asian players are complaining about it.”

Ian Poulter on his team present, a Tottenham Hotspur football shirt, signed by all of the players:

“As you know I love Arsenal, so that shirt will not be going in my luggage or anywhere near my house.”

The captain jokes with Fitzpatrick about how low he teed the ball up on the 1st tee during practice on Tuesday:

“Are you going to use a tee next time Fitz?”

Soren Kjeldsen reveals who is looking good on the table tennis table, after discussing his own performances:

“I’m about halfway up the table I’d say. Kristoffer Broberg is the man to beat. He is very good.”

Poulter describes his love of match play golf during his press conference:

“It’s the purest form of golf, I love it. You can look your opponent squarely in the eye.”

Fitzpatrick informs us that it’s not grim in the European team room:

“Everyone on the outside probably thinks we’re pretty grim and boring, but personally I’ve not stopped laughing since I arrived here.”

The experienced Ross Fisher reminds us just how hot it has been in Malaysia so far this week:

“I remember playing in 45 celsius in Perth, but in terms of humidity, this is up there with the toughest conditions I’ve ever faced.”

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