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This handout from the Asian Tour taken and released on July 22, 2018 shows Gavin Green of Malaysia looking on during the final round of The 147th Open golf Championship at Carnoustie, Scotland. AFP Photo / Asian Tour / Paul Lakatos
This handout from the Asian Tour taken and released on July 22, 2018 shows Gavin Green of Malaysia looking on during the final round of The 147th Open golf Championship at Carnoustie, Scotland. AFP Photo / Asian Tour / Paul Lakatos

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.

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