His full name is Gavin Kyle Green but he goes with Gavin Green. This 6 foot, young man is one of the most distinguished Malaysian golfers today who have enjoyed much success in the international golf circuit.
Background of Gavin
Born in 1993, Gavin is considered quite tall for a Malaysian where he stands at 6 ft 1. He is of Chinese, Irish and Portuguese descent. He had his education at the College University of New Mexico and plays professional golf in the European Tour and Asian Tour. Gavin turned professional in 2015 at the young age of 22. Since then, he has recorded many professional wins in his career. Gavin was the first Malaysian to ever hit the heights of the Asian Tour Order of Merit. This came through a successful 2017 year which saw him earn his spot in the European Tour.
Achievements by Gavin
Before turning Pro, Gavin has had more than 21 wins in his amateur career. Among his most remarkable achievements was representing Malaysia at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games as the EurAsia Cup in 2018. Having played college golf when he was studying, Gavin was very much an emerging golfer when he won 8 times while taking home the golfer of the year a few times in the All-American and Mountain West Conference golfer of the year. Among his achievements include winning the Asian Development Tour 3 times (2014 and twice in 2016). He would then finish in 47 which brought him to the Olympics.
In 2017, he started playing in the Asian Tour where he led the Order of Merit that year. In the same year, he would also win the Mercuries Taiwan Masters while finishing second at the Shinhan Donghae Open, the Hero Indian Open and at the Yeangder Heritage.
Gavin and the Summer Olympics
Having played at the 2016 Summer Olympics, Gavin repeated this success when he qualified again for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 which was to be held in 2021 due to delays of the COVID-19 pandemic. This would be his second time in the games which was reinstalled since 2016. At the time of qualifying, Gavin is ranked 56th on the Olympic Ranking which is based on the Official World Golf Ranking. He will be joined by fellow ladies’ golfer Kelly Tan at the Games.
Other wins that he won previously include:
- Perlis Amateur in 2009
- The 2009 Malaysian Amateur Closed
- The 2009 Malaysian Junior Open
- The 2010 Malaysian Amateur Closed and the Sabah International Junior Masters
- The 2011 Malaysian Amateur Closed and the Kuala Lumpur Amateur
- The 2013 Western Refining College All-American
- The 2014 UTSA Lone Star Invitational and the Western Refining College All-American
- The 2014 PGM Vascory Templer Park Championship in the amateur category
- The 2016 PGM Northport Glenmarie Championship
- The 2017 Mercuries Taiwan Masters
- 2018 SMBC Singapore Open
- 2019 Omega European Masters
- 2019 Belgian Knockout
- 2019 Dubai Duty Free Irish Open
- Third at the 2021 Saudi International Powered by SBIA