What they said team Asia- eura asia cup 2016


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LIANG WEN-CHONG: I think this course is very good. It's in very good condition, and the course is not very long. The distance is good for the Asian players. I trust the Asian team. I think the Asian team can play very well in the next few days.
LIANG WEN-CHONG: Actually, I can speak some simple English, so no problem in communication, don't worry.We can team up well !


SHINGO KATAYAMA: It's my first time playing today. I felt very thick rough, very narrow fairways and the greens are small, so you have to hit the fairway, they are very tight.

BYEONGHUN AN:  I believe in my belief and that I will do well 
 it's the same for everywhere, you're playing different courses every week and you have to get used to it, same as this week.
I think I'm more confident on bermudagrass because where I live in Orlando it's very similar to here and the weather is very similar. They are the same golfers; they are all good golfers, so it's not like I have to get used to who I'm playing well.
BYEONGHUN AN: Well, I don't have any problem. It's simple, you have to hit it close, hit the fairway, make putts. It doesn't change. I think foursomes definitely can give advice between the players, and I think it helps even.
on different food different languages

BYEONGHUN AN: You have practise rounds to communicate with the players, especially foursomes, having to play holes like that, and even though we speak different language or have different foods, but still, it's golf.

Can't really show anything in the team room but in the course, definitely, because you play golf -- you know what the golf is. You know who you're playing with and you have kind of a feeling who you're playing with, and you probably know in the team room and you talk about it and talk about how you're going to play.

We've still got two more days to talk about, so I don't think there's any problems with eating different food or speaking a different language.


So you have two or four people reading the same putt, which definitely helps. You can't really prepare for this foursomes. You play events every week, stroke-play events, and, well, just have to hit it close and leave easier shots, easier putts for your partners. That's my goal this week.

Food ??

BYEONGHUN AN: I want more Korean food. That's what I'm thinking. (Laughter).

.S.P. CHAWRASIA: When we play a practise round, we play fourballs. So you're used to fourballs. So I don't think there's any problem.
on match play experince
.S.P. CHAWRASIA: When we play a practise round, we play fourballs. So you're used to fourballs. So I don't think there's any problem.

On captain  Jeev

S.S.P. CHAWRASIA: Honestly, Jeev, obviously a senior player, so we just follow Jeev. So whatever he says, we are just following, everyone. So I think we are everyone very comfortable. So I don't think there's any problem.
S.S.P. CHAWRASIA: Oh, yeah, Jeev honestly helped my a lot when I started The European Tour. He guided me on everything, like sponsor, also. He helped me a lot.
Q. What about the rest of you, I think some of you may not have known Jeev; so what do you think of him as a captain?
BYEONGHUN AN: I talked to Jeev a lot because he played The European Tour last year. Really fun guy to play with. I always enjoy playing with him. So I guess I know him pretty well.

Q. What has he been like as a captain?
BYEONGHUN AN: As a captain, definitely, he's a good captain. As soon as I got here, I felt really comfortable. I felt like at home, I guess. He's trying to make us comfortable any way he can, and every time he'll tell us first or ask us first, how are you feeling, and he says, ask any questions if you want. I think it's a really good thing.

That's how people, not necessarily me, but kind of shy and not talking at first, I think it's good for him to ask us first if we have any problems. I really like him as a captain, yes, and as a person and a friend, yes.

SHINGO KATAYAMA: I've known Jeev for a long time. I've been playing the Japan Tour and I know him from always playing in tournaments, consecutively, always on the road.

As the captain, he's very kind and helpful, and I'm very happy to have him as a captain.


Back problem
S.S.P. CHAWRASIA: Yeah, I'm fine now.

On world rankings

Team Asia has six players ranked in the Top 50 in the world and I think Europe has six players ranked in the Top 60 in the world. Would that make them the slight favourites, or how do you feel you guys would do this week? Do you feel you have a chance to win this week?

SHINGO KATAYAMA: No, but I know what's going to happen. The last time we tied. Well, I didn't join the last tournament, the last competition, but we'll see.
Q. I'd like to ask, what's at stake for you guys in terms of winning or losing here in terms of, say, bragging rights against the Europeans? How do you feel -- how do you feel this will -- what the Asian game can do, if you guys win, for example?
JEUNGHUN WANG: I think this week, we have a good chance to win, because before last year, The Asian Tour and The European Tour have a tie. So today, even the World Ranking is different, because most of the Europe players, they are within the Top-50, and most of the Asian players, they are within 100. But this week, it's just one day, two days, everything can happen. Especially, we have a very good captain. He's very familiar with all the players. Every time he will ask the opinions from the players about the pairing.

And the weather, it's very hot, so it's good for Thai players and for the other players. Yeah, I think we can do well in the next few days.

As we can see in the past few years, a lot of Asian players have played well at the PGA Tour and The European Tour. Especially we have a lot of elite players here, like Ben, like other young players, and most of us, we have a good rest after last season. So it's our advantage and this is our host venue in Asia, and yeah, we think we have a great chance.

Q. How about the ramifications for the future? What will this say about Asian golf in you're able to win? Do you feel like you have something to prove? What would it mean for the Asian game?
JEUNGHUN WANG: Yes, there's a lot of Asian players, they can learn from The European Tour players, but it's the same, The European Tour players, they can learn from our players. A game like this, the players, they can learn from each other, and it's good.






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