In The Clubhouse

Gavin Green

Gavin Green of Malaysia hitting a drive during round one of the Singapore Open golf tournament at the Serapong golf course.
Gavin Green of Malaysia hitting a drive during round one of the Singapore Open golf tournament at the Serapong golf course. PHOTO: AFP

The Malaysian, 24, had his maiden Asian Tour win last year and also bagged the money title.

Q Tiger's best result this season?

A I hope he'll win a Major. If not, a couple of US PGA Tour events will be great.

Q Who will win a Major this year -- Jon Rahm, Hideki Matsuyama, Rickie Fowler or Tommy Fleetwood?

A Rickie Fowler. He's been close a lot of times and he always plays well in the Majors and he's a great player. He has so much experience under his belt and his experience (will count) against Hideki or Rahm. He tops it all.

Q Who's going to be No. 1 at the end of the year?

A I'm hoping it's Tiger but, if it's not, I don't really know.

A One rule change you'd like to see this year?

A I heard the belly putter rule is coming back, I don't know if it's true or not. Rule-wise I don't really know, I just play. If I have a problem, I just ask a rules official to help me.

Q Who's going to have a better year: Rory, Jason or Jordan?

A Rory, because I like Rory better than anybody else. He played with my brother in 2007 or 2008, when my brother was nine at the Maybank Malaysian Open pro-am and I was still an amateur. Rory (had) just turned pro. We clicked and we remember each other. Even till this day when we bump into each other, we will say hello, it's great.

Q Who has the best swing in golf?

A Either Tiger or Rory.

Nicole Chia

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 20, 2018, with the headline 'Gavin Green'. Print Edition | Subscribe