Rajasthan Tourism presents Jaipur Open 2022 powered by AU Small Finance Bank gets underway from September 14
• Field to feature Yuvraj Singh Sandhu, Abhijit Singh Chadha, Shamim Khan, Mithun Perera, Jamal Hossain • Prize purse of Rs. 40 lakhs
The TATA Steel Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) will be staging the Rajasthan Tourism presents Jaipur Open 2022 powered by AU Small Finance Bank at the Rambagh Golf Club in Jaipur from September 14 – 17, 2022. The tournament carries a prize purse of Rs. 40 lakhs. The Pro-Am event will be played on September 18.
Rajasthan Tourism is the Presenting Partner for the tournament, AU Small Finance Bank is the Powered By Partner, Rambagh Golf Club is the Host Venue, Rajasthan State Sports Council is the Principal Partner, Aditya Birla Health Insurance is the Associate Partner and Hilton Jaipur is the Hospitality Partner.
A total of 126 players are participating in the tournament including 123 professionals and three amateurs. The tournament features some of the leading Indian professionals such as Yuvraj Singh Sandhu, Abhijit Singh Chadha, former champion Shamim Khan (2017), Om Prakash Chouhan, Akshay Sharma, Abhinav Lohan, Arjun Bhati and Varun Parikh, to name a few.
The prominent foreign names in the field are those of Sri Lanka’s Mithun Perera and N Thangaraja and Bangladesh’s Jamal Hossain and Badal Hossain.
The Jaipur-based professionals in the field are Vishal Singh, Hemendra Choudhary, Prakhar Asawa, Girraj Singh Khadka, Rishi Raj Singh Rathore, Yogendra Kumawat, Damodar Kumawat and Ghulam Mohammed Ghori. The field also features Jaipur-based amateurs Manoviraj Shekhawat and Nitesh Bandawla.
Dr. Rashmi Sharma, Director – Tourism, Govt. of Rajasthan, said, "Rajasthan Tourism’s association with the PGTI's Jaipur Open 2022, an important event on the Indian golfing calendar since it offers Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points, provides us the platform to showcase Rajasthan as an attractive destination for golf tourism for international and domestic tourists alike. We look forward to yet another successful staging of the Jaipur Open and the event bringing the spotlight on the immense potential for golf tourism in the state."
Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI, said, “We thank Rajasthan Tourism and AU Small Finance Bank for partnering with us in staging the fifth edition of the Jaipur Open, an event which has emerged as a major attraction on the PGTI calendar over the years. The staging of the Jaipur Open goes a long way in promoting Rajasthan as a preferred destination for golf tourism. A strong field and perfect playing conditions at the Rambagh Golf Club are sure to provide a fascinating contest this week.”
Mr. Sanjay Agarwal, MD & CEO, AU Small Finance Bank Ltd., said, “AU Bank has always been at the forefront in supporting and enhancing India's sports culture. We are delighted to be associating with the Jaipur Open 2022. In Golf, you are continuously striving to outperform yourself. This spirit of Golf resonates well with AU Bank, as we strive to provide the best-in-class banking service to our customers by making our offerings better with each passing day."
Dr. Ashok Gupta, Captain, Rambagh Golf Club, said, “We look forward to hosting the top professional golfers in the country during the PGTI's Jaipur Open 2022. We are confident that the golfers will relish the excellent playing conditions at the Rambagh Golf Club. The Jaipur Open, in its fifth edition this year, is one of the most eagerly-awaited events for golf fans in Jaipur as they get to witness the highest quality of golf on display. The tournament inspires youngsters in the city to follow and take up the sport of golf.”
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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