KUALA LUMPUR: Sharing the field with 17 Major winners, Gavin Green’s six-over-par 290 for joint 61st placing in his debut at The Open is notable.
The 24-year-old shared the Carnoustie outing with the likes of former World No 1 Tiger Woods, David Duval, Ernie Els, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth.
The Open also acted as a learning curve for Gavin, who recorded rounds of 72-73-71-74.
“It was a successful week, making the cut in my first Major is huge. I wished I had played better but it is what it is. It’s a huge learning curve and a great experience.
“Playing links golf is great. I love it very much. Hopefully I can come back stronger next time,” he said.
In the closing round, Gavin double bogeyed on 6 and did not fully recover as he collected two more bogeys on 13 and 17 which ruined his momentum.
“It was a steady start but that double-bogey kind of ruined it a little bit. But I came back with a lot of pars and then birdied 14th.”
The British Open experience has given the 2017 Asian Tour Order of Merit winner a major boost as he shifts focus to maintaining his European Tour card.