Virus puts paid to Gavin’s hope of playing in second Masters


  • Golf
  • Wednesday, 08 Apr 2020

PETALING JAYA: It’s going to be quite a while before Malaysia’s top golfer Gavin Kyle Green can get back to the greens – no thanks to Covid-19.

The coronavirus pandemic has also dashed his hopes of a second appearance at the prestigious British Open which has been cancelled.

It is the first time since 1945 that the British Open will not be held as world golf are struggling to resume the tournament calendar due to the worsening Covid-19 pandemic that has disrupted worldwide sports events.

The 26-year-old would have been in a very good position to make the cut for the British Open given his current ranking in the European Tour.

Gavin is ranked 17th in the European Tour Race to Dubai rankings after playing only six tournaments so far this season.

He is also ranked No. 142 in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) – the highest placing by a Malaysian golfer so far.

Gavin put himself in contention with a series of consistent performances thus far on the European Tour this season, where he finished no worse than the top 30 in all six appearances.

The Malaysian, whose best result was a third placing at the Saudi International in February, made the weekend cut in his British Open debut two years ago.

He is one of only three Malaysians who have tasted action in the British Open. The others are Danny Chia (2005, 2008 and 2010) and Iain Steel (1996).

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