Graeme McDowell partnered Jamie Donaldson to Europe’s only foursome win as Team Asia fought back gallantly by winning the second day’s foursome session at the inaugural EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM on Friday.
Team Europe still lead by four points going into Saturday’s singles matches.
McDowell has been drawn against Team Asia captain, Thongchai Jaidee in a repeat of last year’s Volvo Match-Play final, won by the Portrush golfer.
“That was a great final at the
Volvo World Match Play there, and I would certainly enjoy playing with Thongchai,” said McDowell.
“He’s a great guy and he’s been a great captain this week. It will be fun.”
McDowell also took the opportunity to further clarify comments he made on social media relating to Tiger Woods.
“I have a tendency to talk a little too much and sometimes I like to make a slightly negative statement whilst trying to make a very positive one, and that’s what I managed to do last week a few times,” said McDowell refering to an interview he gave ahead of the Bay Hill Invitational.
“A few nice journalists there in the States managed to pull my negative sentences and put them together into one piece and it read very negatively, and I received a little bit of negative feedback on Twitter and some bits and pieces. “So certainly all I was trying to say was that, you know, Tiger Woods has raised the bar, he’s made everyone better.
“The fact that he has not won a major championship for a few years is not so much due to his bad play as it is due to the fact that everyone else has got better.
“So that’s really all I was trying to say. Like I say, really shouldn’t talk so much.”