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A roaring wish for Gavin’s success in Brazil

28 July 2016

4 min read

Maybank brand ambassador Gavin Green, receiving a “roaring” wish from Maybank Chairman Tan Sri Megat Zaharuddin Megat Mohd Nor, for his upcoming trip to Brazil.

Gavin made Malaysia proud when he was one of only 4 Malaysian golfers to earn a spot at the prestigious sporting event next month.

Tan Sri Megat Zaharuddin said that Maybank is proud that its brand ambassador had made the cut to the prestigious games and wishes Gavin, together with the rest of the Malaysian contingent, all the best in flying Malaysia’s flag high at the event.

He added that Maybank’s sponsorship of Gavin is part of its commitment to develop young Malaysian sports people to excel at the international level and bring glory to the country.

“We are pleased that the support we have provided Gavin has helped him qualify for Brazil. He appears pretty determined to continue his learning journey as a golf professional competing against some of the world's elites in Brazil, whilst relishing the company of other world class competitors and coaches in other sports. At the sporting event in Brazil, it's all about how to peak, mentally and physically, for that final moment of glory, and seeing how the different sports people do it there undoubtedly enhances confidence. I am sure Gavin will do well there,” said Tan Sri Megat Zaharuddin.

Tan Sri Megat Zaharuddin continued on saying that Maybank is proud that its involvement in the development of top class golf over the last 11 years has contributed significantly in elevating not only Malaysian golfing standards but has helped other players gain valuable exposure to international standard events in Malaysian settings.

Prior to Gavin, Maybank had also sponsored Danny Chia, for a three-year period from 2012 to 2014. Danny will also be off to Brazil. Meanwhile, the inaugural winner of the Maybank Championship Malaysia (MCM) 2016, Marcus Fraser, had been selected to represent his country, Australia, in Brazil. Three other ASEAN players at the MCM - Thongchai Jaidee, Kiradech Aphibarnrat (both from Thailand) and Miguel Tabuena (Philippines) - will also be representing their respective countries in Brazil.

“This validates our belief that the MCM, which emerged as one of the highest co-sanctioned world ranking point events in Asia, is an ideal platform for Maybank to help golfing talents flourish to greater heights, hopefully also for more Malaysians in future,” he added.