Monday, March 24, 2014
Jimenez: My Mind Is Focused On Winning
Kuala Lumpur, March 24: Team Europe Captain Miguel Angel Jiménez arrived at Glenmarie Golf & Country Club in Kuala Lumpur today ahead of leading his team against Thongchai Jaidee’s Team Asia in the quest to win the inaugural EurAsia Cup – presented by DRB-HICOM.
The popular Spaniard is excited by the week ahead as he prepares to lead his ten-man team to victory.
“It’s great to be here, everything looks in good shape at the golf club and I am really looking forward to the week. My mind is focused on winning the first edition of the EurAsia Cup,” said Jiménez.
With his team arriving in Kuala Lumpur over the next 24 hours, the 20-time European Tour champion is looking forward to pitting his wits against Thongchai, the three-time Asian Tour Order of Merit holder.
“It’s going to be a week of exciting competition with two great teams going head to head,” said Jiménez. “My team is in good shape and I know Thongchai is happy with his too.”
The laid back 50 year old will approach his captaincy in typically relaxed Jiménez style, but behind the enigmatic smile will be a burning desire to succeed.
He said: “For now I am trying to make sure they have everything they need to perform to their best. I am going to be a very relaxed captain; they all know how to play their game so I will not interfere too much with each player’s preparations.
“I will just be helping everyone stay calm and to try and help my team enjoy the week as much as possible. In my experience golfers tend to play their best when they are in a good frame of mind.”
Tickets for the inaugural EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM are available for purchase via online and hotline. Golf fans can purchase tickets on www.ticketpro.com.my or call +603 7880 7999 for further details.
Tickets are priced as follow: Day 1 RM78, Day 2 RM78, Day 3 RM98 and Season Ticket RM158. Entry is free for children under the age of 16. Entry is free to all on March 26, Wednesday which is the pro-am day. Each ticket will include a voucher for a free EurAsia Cup team cap. This can be redeemed on site at the EurAsia Cup at the Official Merchandise shop at Glenmarie Golf and Country Club.
The EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM is sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour. Professional Golf Malaysia (PGM) will act as the local facilitator for the event. Keep up to date with the EurAsia Cup at www.eurasiacup.com, www.facebook.com/eurasiacupgolf and twitter @EurAsiaCupGolf
Thongchai Jaidee (Captain, Thailand), Kiradech Aphibarnrat (Thailand), Gaganjeet Bhullar (India), Nicholas Fung (Malaysia), Kim Hyung-sung (Korea,) Anirban Lahiri (India), Prayad Marksaeng (Thailand), Koumei Oda (Japan), Siddikur Rahman (Bangladesh), Hideto Tanihara (Japan).
Miguel Angel Jiménez (Captain, Spain), Thomas Björn (Denmark), Jamie Donaldson (Wales), Victor Dubuisson (France), Gonzalo Fernandez-Castaño (Spain), Stephen Gallacher (Scotland), Pablo Larrazábal (Spain), Joost Luiten (Netherlands), Graeme McDowell (N Ireland), Thorbjørn Olesen (Denmark).