Green takes valuable lessons from Korean outing

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Malaysia’s Gavin Green has taken his roller-coaster performance in the CJ Cup @ Nine Bridges in Korea as another chapter in his golfing education.

Strong winds wreaked havoc on play at the Ronald Fream-designed Nine Bridges course, especially during Rounds 2 and 3. Green opened with a superb 66, then fell back with rounds of 82 and 79 with some big names also making big numbers. He closed with a 75 to finish T67.

“It was frustrating but on the bright side, it’s just going to add to my experience and I’m only going to learn from it. It’s going to just help me, which is fine,” said Green.

“A part of me knows that I can actually compete. You’ve got to believe so. Also a part of me knows that there’s something to work on.

“I didn’t putt very well obviously and my short game has been awful this week. A couple tee shots cost me but it’s a part of learning I guess. I’m going to handle it and you’ve got to accept it,” he added.

Green noted that he needed to learn how not to push too much.

“I don’t want to push it … I’ve been trying to push a lot. I don’t think you have to especially on weeks like this. I think it’s more like I’ve got to learn to enjoy it more than anything else. I’m really hard on myself, I’m really frustrated because I don’t get what I want. You just got to learn from it,” he stressed.

2017 FedExCup champion Justin Thomas of the United States won the inaugural event by beating Australia’s Marc Leishman in a playoff after both men finished on nine-under-par.

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