Kelly Tan urges Malaysians to stay positive during Movement Control Order

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Malaysia’s top lady golfer Kelly Tan has urged Malaysians to stay positive during the ongoing Movement Control Order due to the worsening Covid-19 pandemic.

“I know everyone is going through a tough time but I am always looking at the positives. Not many people get weeks doing nothing but stay at home,” said Tan.

“So I think everyone should change their negative mindset of how the Movement Control Order is awful. Instead, look at the positives such as how we all are getting to spend more time with our loved ones! Staying safe and healthy is number one,” she added.

Tan is currently in Calgary, Canada, working with her strength and conditioning coach Rich Hesketh, as she awaits the suspended LPGA Tour to resume. As things stand, this will not happen until at least mid-May.

“I’ve been working out a lot, taking advantage of this time off and really getting my body ready to go,” said the 26-year-old from Batu Pahat, Johor.

Tan is back on the LPGA Tour this season after regaining full playing rights via last year’s Q-Series at Pinehurst, but had only managed to play two events in Australia before the tour was suspended.

She played four full seasons on the LPGA Tour from 2014 but lost full playing rights following the 2017 season, competing mainly on the second-tier Symetra Tour in 2018 and 2019 where she won the Florida’s Natural Charity Classic last year for her first international professional title.

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