Gavin Green aims to build on decent showing in Magical Kenya Open

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Gavin Green hopes to build on a decent performance in the Magical Kenya Open, where he finished T41 on eight-under-par after rounds of 68, 69, 68 and 71 at Karen Country Club in Nairobi.

The long-hitting Malaysian No 1 noted that his game is moving in the right direction after a rough start on the 2021 European Tour.

“Hopefully this is the start of something better. I’ve got four rounds under my belt and the game is shaping out to be better … I just have to piece it together and hopefully it clicks,” said the 27-year-old, who climbed up seven spots to 148th place on the European Tour’s Race To Dubai rankings.

The European Tour stays in Nairobi this week for the Kenya Savannah Classic, which will be played at Karen Country Club as well. Gavin noted that his game plan will remain basically the same on the short but tight, tree-lined course.

“It’s an old-school golf course, short but tight. You’ve got to keep it in play and take advantage of the par-fives, so the tee-shot has to be spot on and you need to make some putts. Will be out doing some work on Trackman to dial in my distances better. I’m sticking to the same game plan and, like I said, just need a few more putts to drop and get it going,” Gavin explained.

This is Gavin’s fourth full season on the European Tour. He finished a career-high 52nd on the 2020 Race To Dubai rankings and also made it to the season-ending DP World Tour Championship for the first time.

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