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Team Europe is treating this year's EurAsia Cup like it's the Ryder Cup

January 14, 2016

Is there anything European Tour pros look forward more to than international team competition? From a prank birthday gift for Ian Poulter to making fun of a sweaty team captain Darren Clarke, those in Malaysia this week for the EurAsia Cup look to be thoroughly enjoying themselves.

They also look like they're taking this other team competition quite seriously. Here's what Andy Sullivan had to say after Wednesday's team meeting:

Check out the inspirational message Danny Willett tweeted to his teammates:

Again, this is the EurAsia Cup. Ian Poulter certainly seems jacked up for the opening matches:

Here's Clarke's message to the team upon arriving:

Practicing foursomes and putting a little money on the line? Sounds like something the Americans should think about doing more:

And how about the messages from other European Tour players:

Of course, September refers to the Ryder Cup when Team Europe will try to win for a seventh time in eight tries. You can bet Clarke's crew will be taking that competition seriously as well.