KUALA LUMPUR: National number one Danny Chia believes the partnership with his coach will be decisive in cementing his place with the EurAsia Cup Team this week.
Chia, a two-time Asian Tour winner, will take his place among the game’s elite at this week’s Thailand Golf Championship and with his coach on the bag, the Malaysian knows a good showing at the US$1 million Thai showpiece will guarantee him a spot at the match-play event on home soil in January.
“The game’s good. My coach, Steven Giuliano, is on my bag for the first time this week. I actually wanted him to get into the ropes with me to see what else I need to do to improve my game. It’s going to be an interesting week,” said Chia.
Placed eighth on the money list, Chia is currently the fourth leading Asian on the Order of Merit after Thai veteran Thongchai Jaidee, Indian duo Anirban Lahiri and S.S.P. Chawrasia, poised to qualify for the EurAsia Cup presented by DRB-HICOM.
The 43-year-old Malaysian is determined to round off a great season, where he has already notched one victory and three top-10s, with a resounding result at the Amata Spring Country Club.
“The golf course is playing long but I will try my best to cap a good week as I need a good result to secure my place at the EurAsia Cup.
“It’s a tournament which I have never played before and I really want to try and get in as it’s a big event at home. I really want to experience it,” said Chia.