Tue Feb 19 2013Experience to help Green win the Vic Open
Richard Green will headline the Victorian Open when it gets underway this week at Thirteenth Beach Golf Links.
Teeing off on Thursday, this is the first time Green will tee it up in the Victorian Open since 2001.
“It’s a great opportunity to stay at home and play in a part of the world that I really enjoy and be back for the Vic Open, it’s been a long time since I last played so I have been looking forward to it,” said Green.
The highest ranked player in the field, Green has many accomplishments to his name including three victories on the European Tour but would love to add a Victorian Open.
“It’s been one of the tournaments that has been on my list of tournaments I would like to win – it’s in good company with The British Open.”
“The Australian Masters was one that I wanted to win and I have got that - to achieve a Vic Open would mean just as much as those other goals in my life.”
“Hopefully I will give myself a good chance this week, my form in Dubai was good, better than it has been so hopefully I can continue it on this week.”
Green has come close to claiming the title twice in his career, once as an amateur in 1992 where he finished third and again in 2001 as a Professional when he finished runner up behind Scott Laycock.
This week will provide the perfect opportunity for Green to claim the title given his experience on Links courses.
“It’s golf that I am used to - playing in Europe in difficult conditions, if conditions stayed like this all week then I think that it would suited me,” added Green, whilst the temperature in Barwon Heads dropped to 14 degrees with rain.
“The golf course itself, in its layout and format, is very similar to links golf in Europe, I have a good repertoire of shots to use so hopefully they will work well.”
The Victorian Open will be played at Thirteenth Beach Golf Links from the 21st – 24thFebruary for a prizepurse of $150,000 as well as Official World Golf Ranking points.