Gavin hoping to be third time lucky
IT could be third time lucky for Malaysian No 1 golfer Gavin Kyle Green as he tries his luck to qualify for the US Open Championship in Wisconsin on June 12-18.
When Gavin was playing collegiate golf in the US for the University of New Mexico, the 23year-old tried twice and came close three years ago as he only missed out by one stroke.
“I know what to expect and what to do but there are good players. However, I’m going to try,” said Gavin.
After emerging runner-up at last weekend’s Yeangder Heritage in Taiwan, where he finished two strokes behind winner India’s Shiv Kapur and the Hero Indian Open in March, Gavin knows that it’s his emotions that he needs to keep in check if he is to succeed.
“My season is going well, I’m playing solid and it’s a big learning curve for me, especially after Singapore was a big meltdown. Well not a meltdown but it was uncomfortable for me.”
“But playing in Hero and Yeangder helped me where I just did my best and I know I can to control my emotions.”
Gavin will return to action in the Thailand Open on May 18-21 on the Asian Tour as he waits for the opportunity to work closer with the European Tour on a deal he is not at liberty to discuss yet.
“I already got my card for the Asian Tour, that was the ultimate target this year but I might do something with Europe, maybe, and am looking around to see what we can do.”
As for now, Gavin is still waiting for confirmation on the US Open qualifiers but will spend two weeks at home as he takes a break from golf.
“Last year, I played 30-over events which are a lot because of Rio (Olympics 2016) and all, so I had a packed schedule and I was travelling every week.
“Now, I finally have time to rest and do other stuff and it’s been nice.” Farah Azharie