#WorldCupofGolf Rd 4 - What they said

Sun 27 Nov 2016

#WorldCupofGolf Rd 4 - What they said


Team China, Final Round 65 (-7), Total 272 (-16)

Q. Well, Wu, Ashun, a great week for China this week, you guys almost got the trophy.

WU ASHUN: Yeah, we almost touch the trophy. I think we played very well this week and also very good today. And my partner was very exciting play today. We make a couple birdies, we make eight birdies today and just miss one shot short for the par. So it's a good score today and I think it's a great week with my partner play here this week.

Q. Li Haotong, some of the iron shots and some of the drives you hit today were great, you gave yourself plenty of chances for birdies?

LI HAOTONG: Right, especially back nine. I just warm up really it feels like. Last couple holes, we needed to make some putts. That was only like US$500,000 difference, whatever! But finally we finished and we got a decent finish and hopefully next year we can play great again.

Q. You were five shots behind going into today. At what point in the round did you think you had a chance to win?

WU ASHUN: I think when we finished three or four holes and we make two birdies and I think we have a chance to touch the trophy.

LI HAOTONG: It's only like two shots behind at that time. It's quite close.

Q. You had a putt on 17 for birdie and you didn't know how the Danes were going behind you. That was a tough putt to make that one, wasn't it?

LI HAOTONG: Yeah, it's kind of tricky putt. Actually, I had a really good stroke there but just got wrong lie. Also playing last hole. Yeah, we had a couple really good putts that didn't go in. Yeah, that's golf.

Q. This is China's best ever finish in the World Cup. Is it pleasing for you to achieve that or how do you guys feel right now?

LI HAOTONG: Kind of feel average because we didn't play our best again today. Even today, even this week. I think we still have a lot of chance to win the trophy in future, so I looking forward.

Q. It could help the game in China more?

LI HAOTONG: Right, I think will help our game in China a lot. It's actually in China it's already getting popular. You can see HSBC, China Open, have so many such big events right now in China. We love golf, even like normal guy, you know.

Q. Lots of chest bumping today?

WU ASHUN: Yeah, we are very exciting this week play with my partner and play with the team score for China. Really love my partner, he's a great player and keep in touch and keep practice hard and I think we can even try --

LI HAOTONG: We can do better next time, right.

Team Thailand, Final Round 66 (-6), Total 282 (-6)

Thongchai Jaidee

I think we were both a bit tired this week, we couldn’t do too much on the golf course. He helped me a lot today, he made a lot of birdies and gave the team confidence. He was good today. My body was weak today, it’s been a long season and I couldn’t play my normal game. Lost concentration some times and made some mistakes on the greens.

I’m not sure about my future in the World Cup but I would like to see the young kids play for Thailand. Kiradech will be our our future, he’s still in his 20s, and he’s going to be the leading golfer from Asia and Thailand. This might be my last World Cup. Happy to see a few young Thais winning on the Asian Tour.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat

I’ve struggled with my game the past few weeks but with the opportunity to play with Thongchai this week was good. We were a bit tired, we’re supposed to be a good team so we’re disappointed with the results. We enjoyed ourselves even though we didn’t play our A-game. I’d love to come back to the World Cup with Thongchai again if I get the opportunity.

Team Malaysia, Final Round 66 (-6), Total 283 (-5)

Nicholas Fung

To come back with a six under it’s a pretty good score in the fourball. I love this golf course, hopefully I will be back here again some day to play in the World Cup of Golf. I’ve kept my card on the Asian Tour and I’m looking forward to finishing the year strongly and hopefully get a win next season.

Danny Chia

Conditions were a bit easier, with a bit of rain in the morning and the winds were a bit easier. Had a lot of good fun this week, and enjoy ed the city of Melbourne which was my first visit. I’ve learned quite a few shots this week and mentally, it’s also been a good learning curve.

SSP Chawrasia and Chikkarangappa SSP Chawrasia and Chikkarangappa

Team India, Final Round (68 (-4), Total 283 (-5)

SSP Chawrasia

It’s a great experience. We made lots of mistakes but I think we learned a lot with the top guys being in the field. I’ll like to come and play in another World Cup of Golf.

Chikkarangappa S.

It’s a good experience. I learned so many things that I will take it back home with me. Due to the format which we’re not used to generally, coming over here and playing with SSP, we enjoyed ourselves although we would have

wanted to play better. I’m sure the experience will carry on and hopefully we’ll do better. We played good but just had mistakes here and there. The dream would be to come back. I thank SSP for picking me this week, and even though we didn’t do great, I want to thank him for the opportunity and experience. The best part was having the opportunity to compete against some of the best players in the world and also having the opportunity to partner with SSP. Hopefully I’ll get the opportunity again.