TATA Steel PGTI’s Emerging Players down the years
Here’s a look at TATA Steel PGTI’s Emerging Players or best rookie golfers down the years.
Australia’s Anthony Choat posted two top-10s to finish 42nd on the PGTI Order of Merit with earnings of Rs. 5,75,553.
Abhishek Jha of Bengaluru claimed two top-10s to be 29th on the PGTI money list with season’s earnings of Rs. 10,29,905.
Rashid Khan of Delhi registered a win at the Surya Nepal Masters and eight other top-10s to finish fourth on the merit list and amass earnings of Rs. 27,13,800.
Chandigarh's Abhijit Chadha recorded a win at the Surya Nepal Masters and seven other top-10s to take 14th place in the Order of Merit and end up with earnings of Rs. 17,93,478.
Bengaluru's Chikkarangappa S won the CG Open and clinched nine other top-10s to bag second place in the Order of Merit and pocket Rs. 32,65,313 for the season. Chikka thus holds the PGTI record for the highest earnings and highest Order of Merit ranking for a rookie.
Jamshedpur's Karan Taunk secured two top-10s to finish 44th in the season’s rankings with earnings of Rs. 5,83,095.
Bengaluru-based Udayan Mane became the first player on the PGTI to win two titles in his rookie season. He also had three other top-10s during the year and therefore took fifth place in the PGTI Rankings with earnings of Rs. 22,21,507.
Patna golfer Aman Raj’s three top-10s saw him finish 29th on the Order of Merit with earnings of Rs. 10,34,427.
Kolkata-based Viraj Madappa’s six top-10s helped him end the year in ninth place on the PGTI merit list with earnings of Rs. 23,49,641.
Mysuru's Yashas Chandra MS achieved two top-10s to be 25th on the Order of Merit with earnings of Rs. 13,26,493.
At 18 years of age Kshitij Naveed Kaul of Delhi became the youngest rookie to win on the PGTI when he bagged the Pune Open. He also secured seven other top-10s to finish sixth in the PGTI’s money list with earnings of Rs. 29,65,420.
Formed in 2006, Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) is the recognised official body of professional golf in India. PGTI's objective is to promote professional golf in the country, as well as to give players an opportunity to be involved in the decision making on all aspects of the game. Headed by Mr. Gautam Thapar (President), PGTI's governing body comprises leading Indian golf professionals. PGTI currently has over 300 members.
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