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  • New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 21-04-2021

    Atwal excited to team up with Kiradech for the Zurich Classic of New Orleans

    Source: PGA Tour

    India’s veteran golf star Arjun Atwal predicts his partnership with Thai ace Kiradech Aphibarnrat in the Zurich Classic of New Orleans will see them producing “awesome golf” as the duo seek to surprise the stars gathered at TPC Louisiana.

    This week’s US$7.4 million PGA TOUR showpiece sees 80 two-man teams slugging it out under a different format as in a typical week, with Four-Ball being used in the first and third roun...

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  • Atzenbrugg, Austria, 18-04-2021

    SSP Chawrasia registers his season-best tied 15th at Austrian Golf Open

    India’s SSP Chawrasia (72-68-73-70) delivered a two-under-70 in the final round of the European Tour’s Austrian Golf Open at Atzenbrugg to register his season-best finish of tied 15th. Chawrasia, who slipped one spot from his overnight tied 14th, totaled five-under-283 for the week.

    SSP, a six-time international winner, produced three birdies and a bogey on Sunday.

    The tournament was won by American John Catlin who overcame Germany’s Maximilian Kieffer on...

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  • Atzenbrugg, Austria, 17-04-2021

    SSP Chawrasia in tied 14th place at Austrian Golf Open, Shubhankar Sharma is tied 25th

    India’s SSP Chawrasia (72-68-73) struck a one-over-73 to drop nine spots to tied 14th place at a total score of three-under-213 in round three of the European Tour’s Austrian Golf Open at Atzenbrugg.

    Chawrasia, a six-time international winner with four titles on the European Tour, came up with three birdies, two bogeys and a double-bogey during his round. He trailed the joint leaders Alejandro Canizares of Spain and Martin Kaymer of Germany by six shots.

    Shubhankar...

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  • Atzenbrugg, Austria, 16-04-2021

    Big gains for Indians in Austria, SSP moves into tied fifth, Shubhankar in tied 20th, Ajeetesh too makes the cut

    Indian star golfer SSP Chawrasia (72-68) moved into tied fifth position at a total of four-under-140 after posting a four-under-68 in round two of the European Tour’s Austrian Golf Open at Atzenbrugg.

    SSP, a four-time European Tour winner, still searching for his first win on European soil, thus climbed 26 spots from his overnight tied 31st position. The two-time Indian Open champion trailed the leader Alejandro Canizares of Spain by three shots.

    Chawrasia, yet to regist...

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  • Atzenbrugg, Austria, 14-04-2021

    Shubhankar Sharma on a European sojourn with eye on Olympic qualification

    Picture: Gurbaaz Mann

    Shubhankar Sharma resumes his European Tour campaign at this week’s Austrian Golf Open in Atzenbrugg near Vienna after a refreshing two-week break back home in India where he enjoyed a vacation at a quaint tea estate in Palampur, Himachal Pradesh, along with friend and fellow professional Khalin Joshi.

    Two-time European Tour winner Shubhankar, even though not at his best in recent months, has shown some spark early in the y...

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  • Nagoya, Japan, 13-04-2021

    Rejuvenated Rahil Gangjee returns to Japan Golf Tour after encouraging India trip

    Rahil Gangjee returns to play in Japan after nearly five months as he is all set to tee it up at this week’s Token Homemate Cup in Nagoya which begins on Thursday, April 15.

    Rahil, who won the Panasonic Open Championship on the Japan Golf Tour three years back in April 2018, has been plying his trade in Japan ever since having earned full playing rights on the tour.

    However, the 2020 season was hit by the Covid 19 pandemic and as a result two-time Asian Tour winner Gangj...

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  • San Antonio, Texas, USA, 05-04-2021

    Anirban Lahiri posts season’s best fifth place finish at Valero Texas Open

    Source: PGA Tour

    India’s Anirban Lahiri could finally put a smile back on his face and breathe a sigh of relief after months of struggles on the golf course.

    After knocking in a closing birdie on the last at TPC San Antonio, the 33-year-old signed for a 3-under 69 to post his best finish of the season on the PGA TOUR with a fifth place finish at the Valero Texas Open on Sunday. His 10-under 278 total was some eight shots behind winner Jordan Spieth but t...

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  • San Antonio, Texas, USA, 04-04-2021

    Anirban Lahiri zooms into fifth place in penultimate round of Valero Texas Open

    Source: PGA Tour

    Anirban Lahiri, searching for his maiden PGA Tour title, fired a second straight three-under-69 in round three of the Valero Texas Open to make a gain of three spots and move up to fifth place at seven-under 209.

    American Jordan Spieth and Englishman Matt Wallace share the lead at 12-under-204.

    The 33-year-old Lahiri’s ball-striking stood out on a day he missed several putts from inside 12 feet. Anirban scored four birdies agains...

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  • Gurugram, 19-03-2021

    Udayan Mane reignites season with victory at Prometheus School presents Delhi-NCR Open Golf Championship 2021; Winner Mane likely to make a big push in the world rankings and Olympic qualification race

    Pune’s Udayan Mane, who had been struggling to find his ‘A’ game since the resumption of the tour in November last year, finally reignited his season with a two-shot victory at the Prometheus School Presents Delhi-NCR Open Golf Championship 2021 being played at the Golden Greens Golf Club in Gurugram.

    The 30-year-old Mane clinched his 11th title on the PGTI after he totaled 14-under-274 to prevail by two strokes at the Rs. 30 lakh event. Udayan’s third title of...

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  • Gurugram, 18-03-2021

    Late flourish propels Udayan Mane into the third round lead at Prometheus School Presents Delhi-NCR Open Golf Championship 2021

    Pune-based Udayan Mane’s late flourish which saw him sink birdies on the last three holes propelled him into the third round lead at a total of 11-under-205 at the Prometheus School Presents Delhi-NCR Open Golf Championship 2021 being played at the Golden Greens Golf Club in Gurugram.

    The burly Mane, a 10-time winner on the PGTI, struck a second consecutive five-under-67 on Thursday, the day’s lowest round, to move up three spots from his overnight tied fourth position at...

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  • Gurugram, 17-03-2021

    Defending champion Chikkarangappa rises to the top with a 65 on day two of Prometheus School Presents Delhi-NCR Open Golf Championship 2021

    Defending champion Chikkarangappa S of Bengaluru carded a sublime seven-under-65, the day’s joint best score, to emerge as halfway leader at a total of nine-under-135 at the Prometheus School Presents Delhi-NCR Open Golf Championship 2021 being played at the Golden Greens Golf Club in Gurugram.

    Gurugram’s Tapy Ghai (67) and Chandigarh’s Harendra Gupta (70) were in joint second place with totals of eight-under-136 at the Rs. 30 lakh event.

    The cut was decl...

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  • Gurugram, 16-03-2021

    Ajeetesh Sandhu, Harendra Gupta and Honey Baisoya share first round lead at Prometheus School Presents Delhi-NCR Open Golf Championship 2021

    The Chandigarh duo of Ajeetesh Sandhu and Harendra Gupta along with Delhi’s Honey Baisoya were tied for the lead at six-under-66 in round one of the Prometheus School Presents Delhi-NCR Open Golf Championship 2021 being played at the Golden Greens Golf Club in Gurugram.

    Delhi-based Rashid Khan and Bengaluru’s Trishul Chinnappa occupied tied fourth place, one behind the lead, at five-under-67.

    Asian Tour winner Ajeetesh Sandhu began the day with birdies on the f...

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  • New Delhi, 15-03-2021

    Prometheus School Presents Delhi-NCR Open Golf Championship 2021 to tee off on March 16

     

    •    Top names in the field include Rashid Khan, Udayan Mane, Chikkarangappa, Rahil Gangjee, Ajeetesh Sandhu, Viraj Madappa, Khalin Joshi, Karandeep Kochhar

     

    •    Tournament to have prize purse of Rs. 30 lakh

     

    The TATA Steel Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) and Prometheus School, Noida, will be jointly staging the Prometheus School Presents Delhi-NCR Open Golf Championship 2021. The tourna...

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  • Doha, Qatar, 14-03-2021

    Gaganjeet Bhullar posts a tied second at Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

    India’s Gaganjeet Bhullar posted an impressive tied second finish at the European Tour’s Commercial Bank Qatar Masters after he produced a hard-fought two-under-69 in the final round on Sunday.

    Bhullar (67-73-68-69), a 10-time international winner, totaled seven-under-277 for the week to be in a three-way tie for second place along with Italy’s Guido Migliozzi and South Africa’s Darren Fichardt, one shot behind eventual winner Antoine Rozner of France.

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  • Ahmedabad, 26-02-2021

    Resilient Om Prakash Chouhan dominates final day’s proceedings, makes up for last week’s heartbreak with massive four-shot victory at Glade One Masters 2021

    Om Prakash Chouhan of Mhow dominated the final day’s proceedings to win the Glade One Masters 2021 with a massive four-shot margin at 17-under-199. Chouhan shot a five-under-67 at the magnificent Glade One Golf Resort in Ahmedabad on Friday to make up for his heartbreaking loss on the PGTI last week.

    Gurugram’s Manu Gandas took second place at 13-under-203 after firing a one-under-71 in the final round.

    The unique format for the tournament was as follows. The first...

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  • Ahmedabad, 25-02-2021

    Om Prakash Chouhan produces super 64, Manu Gandas shoots determined 67, duo hold joint third round lead at Glade One Masters 2021

    Om Prakash Chouhan of Mhow produced a super eight-under-64 while Manu Gandas of the DLF Golf & Country Club, Gurugram, shot a determined five-under-67, as the duo held the joint third round lead at 12-under-132, three shots ahead of the rest, at the Glade One Masters 2021 being played at the Glade One Golf Resort in Ahmedabad.

    Panchkula’s Angad Cheema also fired a brilliant seven-under-65 to lie third at nine-under-135.

    Bengaluru’s Chikkarangappa, the winner on...

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  • Ahmedabad, 24-02-2021

    Manu Gandas’ fiery six-under-30 gives him halfway lead at Glade One Masters 2021

    Young guns Manu Gandas and Yuvraj Singh Sandhu hogged the limelight in round two of the Glade One Masters 2021 being played at the Glade One Golf Resort in Ahmedabad. Both 24-year-olds, searching for their maiden wins on the PGTI, have been knocking on the doors of victory for some time now.

    While Manu Gandas (35-30) of the DLF Golf & Country Club, Gurugram, produced a fiery bogey-free six-under-30 featuring five straight birdies to seize the halfway lead at seven-under-65, Yuvr...

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  • Ahmedabad, 23-02-2021

    Seasoned M Dharma and local lad Anshul Patel lead the pack on day one of Glade One Masters 2021

    The first ever professional round played at the magnificent Glade One Golf Resort saw the seasoned M Dharma of Bengaluru and Ahmedabad-based rookie Anshul Patel take the honours. Dharma and Patel shot scores of three-under-33 over nine holes to take the first round lead at the inaugural Glade One Masters.

    The six players bunched together in tied third place with scores of two-under-34 were Delhi’s Honey Baisoya, Patna’s Aman Raj, Bengalureans Khalin Joshi and Trishul Chinn...

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  • Ahmedabad, 22-02-2021

    TATA Steel PGTI & Glade One Golf Resort to jointly stage Glade One Masters 2021

     

    • TATA Steel PGTI to stage its first event at the magnificent Glade One Golf Resort

     

    • Top names in the field include Udayan Mane, Viraj Madappa, Rashid Khan, Ajeetesh Sandhu, Chikkarangappa, Khalin Joshi, Karandeep Kochhar

     

    • Tournament to have prize purse of Rs. 30 lakh

     

    The TATA Steel Professional Golf Tour of India (PGT...

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  • Ahmedabad, 19-02-2021

    Chikkarangappa’s solid final round 68 earns him remarkable come-from-behind win at Gujarat Open Golf Championship 2021 Presented by Gujarat Tourism

    Bengaluru’s Chikkarangappa took centre-stage on Friday as he shot a solid final round score of four-under-68 to earn a remarkable come-from-behind win at the Gujarat Open Golf Championship 2021 Presented by Gujarat Tourism being played at the Kalhaar Blues & Greens Golf Club in Ahmedabad.

    The 27-year-old Chikka, a two-time winner on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) and an Asian Tour regular, ended the week at the Rs. 30 lakh event with a winning total score of nine-under-2...

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  • Ahmedabad, 18-02-2021

    Om Prakash Chouhan enjoys commanding five-shot lead despite his 73 in round three of Gujarat Open Golf Championship 2021 Presented by Gujarat Tourism

    Om Prakash Chouhan of Mhow didn’t have the best of days on the golf course on Thursday but he still continued to enjoy a substantial lead for the third consecutive day at the Gujarat Open Golf Championship 2021 Presented by Gujarat Tourism being played at the Kalhaar Blues & Greens Golf Club in Ahmedabad.

    The 34-year-old Chouhan, a five-time winner on the PGTI, returned a disappointing one-over-73 in round three which resulted in his overnight lead of seven being reduced t...

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  • Ahmedabad, 17-02-2021

    Om Prakash Chouhan stretches lead to a massive seven shots with a steady 69 in round two of Gujarat Open Golf Championship 2021 Presented by Gujarat Tourism

    After his enthralling nine-under-63 in round one, Om Prakash Chouhan of Mhow had a relatively quieter second round of three-under-69 but still managed to stretch his lead to a massive seven shots as his total moved to 12-under-132 at the Gujarat Open Golf Championship 2021 Presented by Gujarat Tourism being played at the Kalhaar Blues & Greens Golf Club in Ahmedabad.

    PGTI Order of Merit leader Karandeep Kochhar of Chandigarh and Gurugram-based Tapy Ghai were in joint second place...

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  • Ahmedabad, 16-02-2021

    Om Prakash Chouhan equals course record of 63 with his first round birdie blitz, takes three-shot lead at Gujarat Open Golf Championship 2021 Presented by Gujarat Tourism

    It was an eventful start to the year for the TATA Steel PGTI as a much leaner and fitter looking Om Prakash Chouhan of Mhow, a five-time winner on the tour, went on a rampage to produce a course-record equaling nine-under-63 on day one of the Gujarat Open Golf Championship 2021 Presented by Gujarat Tourism.

    The 34-year-old Chouhan’s flawless round gave him a handy three-shot lead at the Rs. 30 lakh event being held at the Kalhaar Blues & Gre...

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  • Ahmedabad, 15-02-2021

    TATA Steel PGTI begins 2021 with inaugural Gujarat Open Golf Championship Presented by Gujarat Tourism

     

    • Tournament to have prize purse of Rs. 30 lakh

     

    • Top names in the field include SSP Chawrasia, Rahil Gangjee, Rashid Khan, Ajeetesh Sandhu, Chikkarangappa, Viraj Madappa, Khalin Joshi, Udayan Mane, Karandeep Kochhar

     

    • Kalhaar Blues & Greens Golf Club to host event

     

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  • Jamshedpur, 20-12-2020

    Gaganjeet Bhullar sees it home with a hard-fought 68 at TATA Steel Tour Championship 2020, records 10th PGTI win, first in nine years

    Gaganjeet Bhullar saw it home with a hard-fought four-under-68 despite a bumpy ride on the final day of the TATA Steel Tour Championship 2020 in Jamshedpur. Bhullar, who totaled an outstanding 24-under-264 for the week, thus collected his 10th trophy on the PGTI and first in nine years on the tour.

    The final round of the Rs. 1.5 crore event was witness to an absorbing contest as Kapurthala’s Bhullar, Bengalureans Chikkarangappa and Khalin Joshi, Kolkata’s SSP Chawrasia a...

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  • Jamshedpur, 19-12-2020

    Three-way tie at the top between Bhullar, Chawrasia, Malik sets up final day thriller at TATA Steel Tour Championship 2020

    A three-way tie at the top between Gaganjeet Bhullar, SSP Chawrasia and Amardeep Malik has nicely set up the final day of the TATA Steel Tour Championship 2020 being played at the Beldih and Golmuri golf courses in Jamshedpur.

    Kapurthala-based Bhullar and Kolkata’s Chawrasia, both winners on the European Tour and Asian Tour, as well as Noida’s Malik, a two-time winner on the PGTI, ended the penultimate day of the Rs. 1.5 crore event with matching totals of 20-under-196. Read More

  • Jamshedpur, 18-12-2020

    Harendra Gupta takes route 63 to the top, enjoys one-shot halfway lead with second straight error-free round

    Chandigarh’s Harendra Gupta came up with a remarkable nine-under-63, his second straight bogey-free round, to make his way to the top of the leaderboard at 17-under-127 at the end of day two of the TATA Steel Tour Championship 2020 being played at the Beldih and Golmuri golf courses in Jamshedpur.

    Kolkata-based Indian star SSP Chawrasia, a three-time winner in Jamshedpur, fired the best round of the tournament so far, an astonishing 11-under-61, to move into second place at 16-u...

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  • Jamshedpur, 17-12-2020

    Chikkarangappa’s blistering 62 hands him first round lead at TATA Steel Tour Championship 2020

    Bengaluru’s Chikkarangappa S struck a blistering 10-under-62 to take the first round lead at the TATA Steel Tour Championship 2020 being played at the Beldih and Golmuri golf courses in Jamshedpur.

    Noida’s Amardeep Malik posted an impressive nine-under-63 to be placed second on day one of the Rs. 1.5 crore PGTI event.

    Gurugram’s Manu Gandas, Delhi-based Kshitij Naveed Kaul and Arjun Prasad and Chandigarh’s Harendra Gupta were all in tied third place...

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  • Jamshedpur, 15-12-2020

    Tata Steel Group & PGTI to host Tata Steel Tour Championship 2020

    The Tata Steel Group and PGTI will be hosting the Tata Steel Tour Championship at the Beldih and Golmuri golf courses in Jamshedpur from December 17 to December 20, 2020. The event offers a handsome prize purse of Rs 1.5 crore and will feature a field of 125 professionals.

    The Tata Steel Tour Championship will be the seventh event of the 2020-21 Tata Steel PGTI season. The tournament will be a 72-hole stroke-play championship and there will be a cut applied after 36 holes. The Pro-A...

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  • Chandigarh, 07-12-2020

    Local favourite Karandeep Kochhar prevails in playoff against Anirban Lahiri to fashion remarkable come-from-behind win at Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational 2020 Presented by TAKE Sports

    Chandigarh’s Karandeep Kochhar fashioned a remarkable come-from-behind win at his home course, the Chandigarh Golf Club, after prevailing in the playoff against Indian star Anirban Lahiri thus lifting the trophy at the Rs. 1.5 crore Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational 2020 Presented by TAKE Sports. The tournament was decided in a playoff for the third year in succession.

    Twenty-one-year-old local favourite Kochhar, who began the tournament with a disastrous four-over-76 to lie tied 7...

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  • Chandigarh, 06-12-2020

    Anirban Lahiri and Karandeep Kochhar to continue playoff duel on Monday after being tied on first two extra holes

    The Rs. 1.5 crore Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational Presented by TAKE Sports, in its third edition this year, continues to delight golf fans with pulsating finishes year after year at the revered Chandigarh Golf Club.

    This year’s tournament has again produced a playoff like the two previous editions and to add to the drama the duel between Indian star and former Asia No. 1 Anirban Lahiri (70-68-70-69) and local favourite Karandeep Kochhar (76-66-67-68) has been extended into Monday...

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  • Chandigarh, 05-12-2020

    Akshay Sharma continues as frontrunner with a 71 on day three, leader’s task cut out with strong contenders in chasing pack

    Chandigarh’s Akshay Sharma capitalized on his familiarity with his home conditions once again as he managed to pull himself out of trouble on day three to continue as the frontrunner in the title race for the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational 2020 Presented by TAKE Sports.

    Thirty-year-old Akshay, the overnight leader by one shot, carded a hard-fought one-under-71 on a day that witnessed swirling winds at the Chandigarh Golf Club to take his tournament total to 10-under-206, one ahe...

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  • Chandigarh, 04-12-2020

    Akshay Sharma thrives in home conditions, takes halfway lead

    Local favourite Akshay Sharma, riding on the confidence of his win on the PGTI last month, came up with yet another top-notch performance, a four-under-68 in testing conditions at the Chandigarh Golf Club, to take the halfway lead at the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational 2020 Presented by TAKE Sports.

    Thirty-year-old Akshay, thriving in home conditions, took his tournament tally to nine-under-135 to gain one spot from his overnight tied second at the Rs. 1.5 crore event.

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  • Chandigarh, 03-12-2020

    Khalin Joshi sits atop the leaderboard with a 66 powered by two eagles

    Bengaluru’s Khalin Joshi braved an injured wrist and some inconsistent putting to put up the first round’s best score of six-under-66 at the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational 2020 Presented by TAKE Sports.

    The 28-year-old Khalin, a winner of four titles including one on the Asian Tour, had an eventful day as he sank two eagles, five birdies and three bogeys en route his 66 to take a one-shot lead at the Rs. 1.5 crore event being held at the Chandigarh Golf Club.

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  • Chandigarh, 01-12-2020

    Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational 2020 Presented by TAKE Sports to feature a galaxy of stars

    TAKE Sports and the TATA Steel Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) will be staging the third edition of the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational Presented by TAKE Sports at the esteemed Chandigarh Golf Club from December 3 – 6, 2020. The main event will be preceded by the Pro-Am event on December 2.

    The tournament had been jointly launched by TAKE Sports and TATA Steel PGTI in 2018 as a gesture to honour Indian golfing legend Jeev Milkha Singh. 

    The much-anticipated to...

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  • Chandigarh, 12-11-2020

    Karandeep Kochhar clinches victory on home turf with stoic last round effort of 69, Kochhar’s long-awaited win his second on PGTI and first since turning professional

    Chandigarh’s Karandeep Kochhar clinched victory on his home turf with a stoic last round effort of three-under-69 at the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 Presented by Chandigarh Golf Club.

    Twenty-one-year-old Kochhar’s long-awaited win was his second on the PGTI and his first since turning professional in 2017. His first win on the PGTI came in 2016 at the age of 17 while he was still an amateur. Karandeep, the leader since round two, ended up with a tournament...

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  • Chandigarh, 11-11-2020

    Karandeep Kochhar raises title hopes with determined third round of 67, stretches lead to an imposing four shots

    Chandigarh’s Karandeep Kochhar raised hopes of a second title, his first since turning professional, when he struck a bogey-free five-under-67 in round three of the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 Presented by Chandigarh Golf Club.

    Kochhar’s sublime effort moved his total to 15-under-201 thus giving him an imposing four-shot lead ahead of the final round. He extended his overnight lead by a further two shots.

    Chandigarh’s Akshay Sharma, last wee...

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  • Chandigarh, 10-11-2020

    Karandeep Kochhar emerges halfway leader, enjoys two-shot advantage

    Chandigarh’s Karandeep Kochhar, still searching for his first win since turning professional, continued to impress at the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 Presented by Chandigarh Golf Club as he emerged halfway leader after returning a four-under-68 on Tuesday.

    Kochhar, playing at his home course, the Chandigarh Golf Club, climbed one spot from his overnight tied second, taking his total to 10-under-134.

    Delhi-based Arjun Prasad carded the day’s joint...

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  • Chandigarh, 09-11-2020

    Aadil Bedi sets the pace with a flawless 65 in round one

    Chandigarh lad Aadil Bedi set the early pace courtesy a flawless seven-under-65 at his home course during round one of the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 Presented by Chandigarh Golf Club.

    Karandeep Kochhar, also from Chandigarh, Gurugram’s Veer Ahlawat and Kolkata’s Divyanshu Bajaj were all in tied second place having returned matching scores of six-under-66 at Panchkula Golf Club.

    The tournament has a unique format as it is being played across two...

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  • Chandigarh, 08-11-2020

    TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 Presented by Chandigarh Golf Club begins from November 9

    The second leg of the TATA Steel PGTI’s Chandigarh Tricity November swing is all set to tee off from November 9.

    The TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 Presented by Chandigarh Golf Club, the fifth event of the 2020-21 PGTI season, will be played from November 9 – 12 across two venues – Chandigarh Golf Club and Panchkula Golf Club (in Haryana) – both located in the Chandigarh Tricity region.

    The tournament carrying a prize purse of Rs. 30 lakh...

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  • Panchkula, Haryana, 07-11-2020

    Akshay Sharma registers resounding five-shot win after coasting home with a 67, Sharma’s 24-under tally equals record for lowest winning total on the PGTI

    Chandigarh’s Akshay Sharma registered a resounding five-shot victory after coasting home with a final round of five-under-67 at the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 Presented by Panchkula Golf Club.

    The 30-year-old Akshay captured his second title in style by taking his tournament tally to 24-under-264 which also equaled the record for the lowest winning total on the PGTI previously jointly held by Anirban Lahiri and...

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  • Panchkula, Haryana, 06-11-2020

    Akshay Sharma extends lead to a commanding five shots after a composed 67 in round three

    Chandigarh’s Akshay Sharma emerged as the outright favourite for the title after extending his lead to a commanding five shots in round three of the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 Presented by Panchkula Golf Club.

    Akshay, the overnight leader by three shots, came up with a composed five-under-67 on Friday despite some early jitters in his round. The 30-year-old who has led the field for the first th...

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  • Panchkula, Haryana, 05-11-2020

    Akshay Sharma capitalizes on home turf in Chandigarh, posts a 66 in round two to build on lead

    Chandigarh’s Akshay Sharma was confident of capitalizing at his home course in Chandigarh ahead of round two and that’s exactly what he did. After a superb 64 in the first round at Panchkula, the 30-year-old Akshay made merry in familiar conditions at the Chandigarh Golf Club with a six-under-66, a second straight bogey-free round.

    Sharma thus stretched his overnight lead to three shots at 14-under-130 at the TATA Steel...

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  • Panchkula, Haryana, 04-11-2020

    Local lad Akshay Sharma takes round one honours with a 64 at Panchkula

    Akshay Sharma of Chandigarh celebrated the resumption of events on the PGTI with some fireworks of his own as he shot a blistering eight-under-64 to take the round one honours at the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 Presented by Panchkula Golf Club.

    Asian Tour regular Chikkarangappa of Bengaluru occupied second place at six-under-66.

    The tournament has a unique format as it is being played across two venues in close proximity - Pa...

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  • Panchkula, Haryana, 03-11-2020

    TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 Presented by Panchkula Golf Club to get underway from November 4

    The TATA Steel Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) is all set to stage its first event since March 2020 as the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 Presented by Panchkula Golf Club gets underway from November 4.

    The TATA Steel PGTI thus resumes events after its forced break of about eight months due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent lockdown. The current season has been extended till 2021.

    The PGTI has formulated strict regulations and guidelines in order...

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  • Southampton, Bermuda, 01-11-2020

    Anirban Lahiri claims tied 11th at Bermuda Championship, Shubhankar Sharma secures tied 14th at Cyprus Open

    It turned out to be a good week for Indians as both Anirban Lahiri and Shubhankar Sharma clinched top-20 finishes on the PGA Tour and European Tour respectively.

    Anirban Lahiri (68-70-69-67) claimed tied 11th place at the PGA Tour's Bermuda Championship on Sunday, five shots behind winner Brian Gay of the United States. Gay won in a playoff against compatriot Wyndham Clark.

    Lahiri's last round of four-under-67 punctuated by six birdies and two bogeys at the Port...

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  • Southampton, Bermuda, 31-10-2020

    Indian duo of Anirban Lahiri and Shubhankar Sharma well-placed after third round in Bermuda and Cyprus respectively

    The Indian duo of Anirban Lahiri and Shubhankar Sharma were well-placed after their respective third rounds in Bermuda and Cyprus on Saturday.

    Anirban Lahiri (68-70-69) fired a two-under-69 to move up one position to tied 11th at six-under-207, four off the lead, at the Bermuda Championship on the PGA Tour. Lahiri's third round featured six birdies, two bogeys and a double-bogey.

    The lead in Bermuda was held by American Doc Redman at 10-under-203.

    On the other hand, Sh...

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  • Paphos, Cyprus, 30-10-2020

    Big gains for Indians as Shubhankar climbs to tied sixth in Cyprus and Anirban moves to tied 12th in Bermuda

    There were big gains for Indians in international golfing events on Friday, October 31. 

    While Shubhankar Sharma (67-66) struck a five-under-66 to move up 12 spots to tied sixth in the clubhouse at nine-under-133, to be two shots behind the lead at the Cyprus Open on the European Tour, Anirban Lahiri (68-70) returned a one-under-70 to jump 14 spots to tied 12th at four-under-138, to trail the lead by four shots at the Bermuda Championship on the PGA Tour.

    Shubhankar S...

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  • Southampton, Bermuda, 28-10-2020

    Anirban Lahiri: I’m close to playing my best golf

    Indian star Anirban Lahiri has made a decent start to the 2020-21 PGA Tour season having posted a tied sixth and two other finishes inside the top-40 from his three starts so far. These are some positive signs for the former Asia No. 1 who had a forgettable 2019-20 PGA Tour season where he didn’t secure a single top-25 finish.

    In a virtual interview conducted by the PGA Tour ahead of this week’s Bermuda Championship, Anirban spoke about his current form, spending time in I...

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  • New Delhi, 09-10-2020

    TATA Steel PGTI to resume events from 4th November 2020; Five events to be played this year; PGTI season to be extended to 2021

    The TATA Steel Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) is set to resume events from November 4, 2020, after a forced break of over seven months due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent lockdown.

    Five events are scheduled to be played in 2020 and the current season has been extended to 2021. PGTI will not stage the Qualifying School event for 2021. The criteria for eligibility of players to play events in 2020 will also be extended to 2021.

    The PGTI has formulated strict...

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  • Jackson, Mississippi, 03-10-2020

    Lahiri posts a 70, continues in tied seventh at halfway stage of Sanderson Farms Championship

    Anirban Lahiri (66-70) posted a fighting two-under-70 to continue in tied seventh position after round two of the PGA Tour’s Sanderson Farms Championship.

    Hitting only three fairways at the Country Club of Jackson in Mississippi, the 33-year-old carded four birdies against a double bogey for a two-day total of eight-under-136 to trail the leader American Keegan Bradley by five shots.

    Lahiri made a promising start to his round with birdies on holes 12, 13 and 15. He sank...

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  • Jackson, Mississippi, 02-10-2020

    Anirban Lahiri makes a superb start with opening 66 at Sanderson Farms Championship, lies tied seventh, two off the lead

    Anirban Lahiri seems to have continued from where he left off in the Dominican Republic last week as he shot a flawless opening round of six-under-66 at the PGA Tour’s Sanderson Farms Championship to be placed tied seventh, two off the lead.

    The 33-year-old Lahiri had posted a creditable tied sixth, his first top-10 on the tour in nearly two years, at last week’s Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship.

    Four players – Charley Hoffman, Kevin Chapp...

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  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, 28-09-2020

    Anirban Lahiri secures a creditable tied sixth at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship; Lahiri’s first top-10 on the PGA Tour in almost two years lifts him from 690 to 532 in the world ranking and earns him a spot at next week’s event

    India’s Anirban Lahiri secured a creditable tied sixth place at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on Sunday to register his first top-10 on the PGA Tour in almost two years.

    The 33-year-old Anirban (69-72-64-70), lying tied seventh and six off the lead after the penultimate round, shot a two-under-70 in the last round to finish with a total of 13-under 275 at the USD 4 million event.

    Lahiri’s final round featured four birdies and two bogeys and s...

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  • Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, 27-09-2020

    Anirban Lahiri’s exceptional third round of 64 catapults him to tied seventh, six off the lead, at the Corales Championship; Arjun Atwal in tied 36th

    India’s Anirban Lahiri (69-72-64) shot an exceptional third round of eight-under-64 that catapulted him 47 spots to tied seventh at the PGA Tour’s Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship in the Dominican Republic. Lahiri, who was tied 54th at the halfway stage, now lies six shots off the lead with a total of 11-under-205. American Adam Long sits atop the leaderboard at 17-under-199 two ahead of compatriot Hudson Swafford.

    Arjun Atwal (73-68-69), the other Indian in...

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  • 11-09-2020

    PGTI winners Sujjan Singh and Mandeo Singh Pathania follow a different career path away from Indian shores

    Indian professionals Sujjan Singh and Mandeo Singh Pathania, both winners on the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI), have followed a different career path in recent years having established themselves as successful golf coaches in foreign lands.

    Sujjan, who hails from Chandigarh and is a winner on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) and two-time winner on the PGTI, moved base to Dubai in late 2018 and took up coaching at The Els Club. On the other hand, Mandeo, who was originally bas...

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  • New Delhi, 31-08-2020

    Gaurav Ghei walks down memory lane, relives career milestones

    Gaurav Ghei was among the first few Indian professional golfers who made a name for themselves on the international stage. Ghei’s name is etched among the pantheon of Indian golfing greats as some of the landmark achievements of his career also happened to be defining moments for Indian golf.

    The 51-year-old Gaurav, a three-time winner on the Asian Tour, took a walk down memory lane and relived his career milestones when he spoke to PGTI recently.

    Ghei who was India&rsqu...

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  • 26-08-2020

    PGTI Season in Review - 2006-07: Dawn of a new era in Indian golf with inception of PGTI, Ashok Kumar dominates inaugural season with five wins

    Indian professional golf witnessed the dawn of a new era with the birth of the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) in September 2006. PGTI, the controlling body for professional golf in India, was formed as a ‘body by the players for the players’ which was to operate in the same manner as most other international professional tours.

    The PGTI was founded with Mr. Gautam Thapar (Chairman & CEO, Avantha Group) as its President. The Governing Board comprised of leading...

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  • Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, 12-08-2020

    Arjun Atwal returns to Wyndham Championship, the scene of his historic triumph a decade back

    Arjun Atwal, one of India’s most decorated golfers, returns to the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship this week, the scene of his most memorable triumph a decade back. It was at the 2010 Wyndham Championship staged at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina, that one of the most glorious chapters in Indian golfing history was written as Atwal became the first Indian to capture a PGA Tour title and conquer uncharted territory.

    The 47-year-old Arjun, still the...

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  • 04-08-2020

    Rewind: When Anirban Lahiri posted a momentous 12-under-60 to set the record for the lowest-to-par 18-hole score on the PGTI

    Anirban Lahiri took the Jaypee Greens Golf Resort by storm as he dished out a momentous 12-under-60 in round two of the BILT Open 2011 on November 3. Lahiri thus set the record for the lowest-to-par 18-hole score on the PGTI.

     

    Lahiri, who shot a one-under-71 in round one, now enjoys a three-stroke lead as his total reads 13-under-131. Chiragh Kumar is placed second at 10-under-134.

     

    The cut was declared at four-over-148. Sixty-two profession...

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  • 17-07-2020

    Srinagar Diary 2014

    Here are some interesting snippets from the PGTI Kashmir Masters 2014 held at the Royal Springs Golf Course in Srinagar.

     

    The 5th hole, an artist’s delight

    The Royal Springs Golf Course at Srinagar is in many ways a microcosm of the Kashmir valley. The Zabarwan Hills forming the backdrop, the proximity to the Dal Lake, the changes in elevation and the flora and fauna, make Royal Springs truly representative of the region. The highligh...

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