SSP Chawrasia’s extraordinary achievements at the international stage have now become part of Indian golfing folklore. On Sunday, the plucky Indian added another glorious chapter to his glittering career as he marched to an emphatic seven-shot victory at the US$ 1.75 million Hero Indian Open 2017, to successfully defend his crown
Gurgaon, 12 Mar 17
Chawrasia rises to 18th in Europe and second in Asia
Here are some of the stats relating to SSP Chawrasia’s victory at the Hero Indian Open 2017
With this win:
• SSP Chawrasia became the second Indian after Jeev Milkha Singh to bag four European Tour titles, his sixth win on the Asian Tour and overall sixth international victory.
• Became the first Indian to defend a European Tour title.
Chawrasia climbed from 194th place to 18th position in the European Tour’s Race to Dubai and from 60th to second place in the Asian Tour Order of Merit
Gurgaon, 11 Mar 17
Chawrasia joint leader on day three; Keeps Indian hopes alive
Gurgaon, March 11, 2017: Defending champion SSP Chawrasia kept Indian hopes alive at the Hero Indian Open 2017 on Saturday as he led the field along with Spaniard Carlos Pigem and Englishman Eddie Pepperell. The trio was placed at six-under through 11 holes in round three when play was suspended due to fading light.
The third round of the US$ 1
Gurgaon, 10 Mar 17
Defending champ Chawrasia on the rise on day two; Emerges clubhouse leader
Defending champion SSP Chawrasia of India was back in familiar territory on day two of the Hero Indian Open 2017. The three-time European Tour winner posted a sublime five-under-67 to take the second round clubhouse lead as weather interrupted play for the second straight day at the pristine DLF Golf & Country Club.
While Chawrasia led the field at five-under-139, Englishman David Horsey was placed second at four-under-140
Gurgaon, 09 Mar 17
Slow start for Indians in round one
The opening day of the Hero Indian Open 2017 didn’t go as per script for the 41 Indians in the field.
While Italian Matteo Manassero emerged clubhouse leader at four-under-68 on the weather-interrupted opening day, Shubhankar Sharma, Rahil Gangjee and amateur Rigel Fernandes, shot scores of even-par-72 to be the highest-placed among the Indians.
The threat of lightning led to suspension of play for 90 minutes on Thursday between 1515 hrs and 1645 hrs IST