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Boys will not be thinking about Ryder Cup: Shane Lowry

By Staff Reporter

Shane Lowry insists the EurAsia Cup is not just a dry run for this year's Ryder Cup as Europe look to make amends for squandering a massive lead in the inaugural event two years ago.

Darren Clarke captains the 12-man European team in Kuala Lumpur before performing the same role at Hazeltine in September and has chosen Ryder Cup stalwarts Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood as his wild cards.

Team-mates Victor Dubuisson, Matt Fitzpatrick, Andy Sullivan, Chris Wood, Danny Willett and Kristoffer Broberg all currently occupy automatic qualifying places, but Lowry believes the visitors will be focused on the task at hand.

"The EurAsia Cup is a great tournament in its own right, so we want to play as well as we can and we want to try and win on Sunday," said Lowry. "I'm pretty sure that the 12 of us will not be thinking anything about the Ryder Cup on Friday, Saturday and Sunday."

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