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Green aims to seal Olympic spot in Taipei

Malaysia’s rising star Gavin Green is looking to confirm his place at the Rio Olympics with a strong showing in this week’s Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (TPC) in Taipei.

Gavin Green - Yeangder TPC 2016

Fresh off a creditable tied-12th finish at the ISPS Handa Global Cup on the Japan Golf Tour last week, the 23-year-old Green is confident he can get the job done when the qualifying window closes next week.

“It’s huge. It’s not every day that golfers get to go to the Olympics and it’ll be massive if I can get to play there. I’m just trying to play my best each week and hopefully the results will take of itself,” said Green, who is currently in 57th place on the Olympic rankings.

The top 60 players on July 11 are guaranteed a spot at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro this August, when golf  makes its return to the Games after a 112-year absence.

Although Green missed the cut at the Linkou International Golf & Country Club last year, he is optimistic of a better showing this time around.

“The game has been getting more consistent which is what I’m looking for. I’ve been working with my coach to get my swing right and we are just tweaking and fine tuning it.

“It obviously showed in Japan where that finish definitely helped boost my world ranking points. If I can play like what I did in Japan again, be consistent, the results will naturally take care of itself,” said Green, who has won three times on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) including once as an amateur 2014.


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