Arjun Atwal turns to Tiger Woods for advice before EurAsia Cup

Arjun Atwal turns to Tiger Woods for advice before EurAsia Cup

Team Asia captain Arjun Atwal said that his players also refused to see themselves as underdogs.

And Casey, who has lost only two matches in his three Ryder Cup appearances, is determined to prove he deserves to be back in the fold when Europe host the U.S. at Le Golf National in Paris in late September. Yes, I can spend time with them on Tour, but there they are very into their own commitments and what they want to do. Asia have what is probably their strongest team ever in this event and we have to be focused.

Seasoned Ryder Cup golfer Paul Casey of England and France's Alex Levy completes Team Europe as the two wildcards picked by Bjorn. We are getting used to playing a team event already because of our past experiences at the EurAsia Cup and I think we can do well.

The EurAsia Cup will feature 24 matches across three days of competition - six Fourball matches on the opening day, followed by six Foursome matches on day two and 12 Singles matches on the final day.

Fitzpatrick, who made his Ryder Cup debut alongside Pieters at Hazeltine, added: "Just to add on Ross' point, I think golf does need a little bit of a different format, maybe more team events, maybe more partner events".

"I thought I might play a few tournaments in December, but when I came off the 18th green at the Nedbank Golf Challenge I changed my mind and was glad not to be playing in December, because I have so many thoughts about the team". "There is no such thing as an underdog in matchplay golf".

Dunne is now well-placed in the Ryder Cup standings at seventh in the European points list and sixth in the world points list but there is still a long way to go before the team is finalised. "I even wake up in the middle of the night thinking about it".

The pride of Greystones (25) had a stellar record in team matchplay combat as an amateur, winning the Palmer Cup, the St Andrews Trophy and the Home Internationals in 2014 before helping Great Britain and Ireland to Walker Cup glory the following year. "You can be underdogs on paper, but once the matches start, anything can happen".

The captain is no stranger to success having won the Asian Tour Order of Merit in 2003 and enjoying multiple victories across Asia, Europe and the PGA Tour.

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