Jaipur Open Presented by Rajasthan Tourism returns for its fourth edition, begins from October 12
• Prize purse of Rs. 40 lakhs • Field to feature Olympian Udayan Mane, Chikkarangappa, Viraj Madappa, Rashid Khan, Khalin Joshi, Karandeep Kochhar, Aman Raj, Shamim Khan
The TATA Steel Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) will be staging the Jaipur Open 2021 Presented by Rajasthan Tourism at the Rambagh Golf Club in Jaipur from October 12th – 15th, 2021. The tournament carries a prize purse of Rs. 40 lakhs. The Pro-Am event will be played on October 16th. This will be the 15th event of the 2020-21 TATA Steel PGTI season.
Rajasthan Tourism is the Presenting Partner for the tournament while Rajasthan State Sports Council is the Associate Partner. Hotel Hilton Jaipur is the Hospitality Partner for the event. The host venue is the Rambagh Golf Club.
A total of 126 players are participating in the tournament (123 professionals and three amateurs). The top five finishers will earn Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points. The break-up of OWGR points is as follows: Winner – 5 points, Runner-up – 3 points, Third Place – 2 points, Fourth Place – 1.6 points, Fifth Place – 1.2 points.
The tournament will feature some of the leading Indian professionals such as Olympian Udayan Mane, Chikkarangappa, Viraj Madappa, Rashid Khan, Khalin Joshi, Karandeep Kochhar (PGTI Order of Merit leader) and former champions Aman Raj (2018) and Shamim Khan (2017). Interestingly, Udayan Mane won his first professional event at the Rambagh Golf Club back in 2015 during his rookie season.
The prominent foreign names in the field are those of Sri Lanka’s Mithun Perera and N Thangaraja and Bangladesh’s Md Zamal Hossain Mollah, Badal Hossain and Md Sayum.
The Jaipur-based professionals in the field are Vishal Singh, Hemendra Choudhary, Girraj Singh Khadka, Rudra Pratap Singh Panwar and Nikhil Singh. The field also features Jaipur-based amateur Prakhar Asawa.
Shri Govind Singh Dotasara, Hon'ble Minister for Tourism, Govt. of Rajasthan, said, "We are delighted to be associated with the PGTI's Jaipur Open 2021 which is an important event on the international golfing calendar since it offers Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points. With Golf Tourism emerging as an important segment within the Tourism sector, tournaments such as the Jaipur Open help us promote and project the golfing opportunities in Rajasthan for international and domestic tourists alike. We look forward to yet another successful edition of the Jaipur Open and wish the players all the best."
Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI, said, “We thank Rajasthan Tourism for partnering with us in staging the fourth edition of the Jaipur Open, an event which has emerged as an important stop on the PGTI schedule over the years. We wish to work closely with Rajasthan Tourism in bringing the spotlight on the state as a preferred destination for golf tourism. The magnificent setting of the Rambagh Golf Club, the impressive field and prize purse make for an exhilarating week of golf. We wish the players all the best.”
Dr. Ashok Gupta, Captain, Rambagh Golf Club, said, “We are excited to host a PGTI event after two years. We are confident that the players will enjoy the excellent golfing conditions at the Rambagh Golf Club. The Jaipur Open provides a great opportunity for golf fans in Jaipur to witness the country’s leading players in action which will in turn help in further popularizing the sport in the city.”
Rambagh Golf Club, the premier golfing venue of Rajasthan, is a challenging Par 70 championship course with a yardage of 6303. The course is strategically designed on sandy loam soil and has a picturesque location with beautiful surroundings. Moving around the course, one is afforded with a view of the Rambagh Palace Hotel, Moti Doongri Fort, Nahargarh Fort and the Birla Planetarium.
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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