13 December 2017
Green Out to Impress at Indonesian Masters
Jakarta, December 13: Newly crowned Asian Tour Order of Merit champion Gavin Green of Malaysia is looking forward to showing why he is deserving of being labelled as Asia's best player when the Indonesian Masters presented by Bank Negara Indonesia (BNI), Bank Mandiri, Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI), Bank Tabungan Negara (BTN) and Telkom Indonesia starts on Thursday.
The Malaysian holds an unassailable lead on the money list and will be officially presented with the prestigious Order of Merit trophy at the Asian Tour glamorous Awards Night which will take place in the evening of the final day of the event.
The proud distinction of being the first Malaysian to hoist the coveted trophy is an honour Green holds dearly with pride. And the 23-year-old is determined to put up a performance that underlines his status as Asia’s number one at the Royale Jakarta Golf Club.
World number six Justin Rose, who will be playing alongside Green in the first two rounds, is under no illustrious his debut at the Indonesian Masters will be a stroll in the park.
The Englishman has enjoyed a stellar 2017 season which has been highlighted by back-to-back wins in China and Turkey. While he wants to close the year with another victory in Jakarta, Rose is wary of the strength and depth of the Asian Tour field, which can put a dent in his title ambitions this week.
Brandt Snedeker, an eight-time PGA Tour winner, is also aware of the tough challenges ahead as he seeks to end an injury plagued year with a memorable finish at the Asian Tour’s season-ending flagship event.
Indonesia’s highest ranked golfer George Gandranata will spearhead the home charge which will be represented by 26 locals.