RICHARD McEvoy will be looking to use Team Europe’s incredible Ryder Cup win for inspiration when he competes in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship today.

Team Europe, led by Thomas Bjorn, claimed a 17½-10½ victory over Team USA at France’s Le Golf National.

And like millions around the world, McEvoy was tuned in as Team Europe came out on top.

The Thorpe Hall Golf Club member said: “It was absolutely fantastic to watch.

“I had a feeling that home advantage would help us having played on the course a few times at the French Open.

“The course went against the way the Americans play and what the courses are like in the States.

“I knew the course would be very difficult, particularly with the rough, for them.

“Team USA were 3-1 up after the first morning but the whitewash that afternoon was incredible and the Americans never recovered.”

Open champion Francesco Molinari beat Phil Mickelson to get Europe to the 14½-point winning mark and simultaneously became the first European to win five points in one Ryder Cup.

And the Shoebury-based McEvoy was full of praise for Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood.

McEvoy, who spoke to Echosport while preparing for the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, added: “I gave Tommy a big hug when I saw him yesterday morning!

“Tommy and Francesco are very good friends and I knew they would be great partners.

“They were incredible and for Francesco to win five points out of five was amazing.”

But McEvoy, along with a number of the winning Ryder Cup team, will turn their attentions to the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship today.

The PGA European Tour event takes place on the infamous St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns courses.

While fellow Thorpe Hall member Matt Southgate will be tested at St Andrews, McEvoy will join the Basildon-born Daniel Brooks on the Carnoustie course.

And McEvoy cannot wait to get the competition underway.

“All of the courses are looking very nice and I love all three of them for different reasons,” admitted McEvoy, 39.

“St Andrews has the history, Carnoustie is a wonderful course and Kingsbarns has fantastic views across the course.”