Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational 2022 presented by TAKE to feature galaxy of stars
Top names at the event include Jeev Milkha Singh, defending champion Shiv Kapur, Gaganjeet Bhullar, SSP Chawrasia, Jyoti Randhawa, Rahil Gangjee, Ajeetesh Sandhu, Rashid Khan, Udayan Mane, Yuvraj Singh Sandhu
Prize Purse of Rs. 1.5 crore
TAKE Sports and the TATA Steel Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) will be staging the fifth edition of the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational presented by TAKE at the renowned Chandigarh Golf Club from October 13 – 16, 2022. The main event will be preceded by the Pro-Am event on October 12.
The tournament had been jointly launched by TAKE Sports and TATA Steel PGTI in 2018 as a gesture to honour Indian golfing great Jeev Milkha Singh.
The tournament being staged at Jeev’s home course, the Chandigarh Golf Club, for the fifth year in succession and offers a handsome prize purse of 1.5 crore. The field will feature 132 participants including 129 professionals and three amateurs.
The glittering field for the tournament this year will feature event host Jeev Milkha Singh along with India’s international stars such as defending champion Shiv Kapur, Gaganjeet Bhullar, SSP Chawrasia, Jyoti Randhawa, Rahil Gangjee, PGTI Order of Merit leader Ajeetesh Sandhu (2019 winner), Rashid Khan, Udayan Mane, Viraj Madappa, Khalin Joshi and Yuvraj Singh Sandhu, to name a few. The presence of other former champions Karandeep Kochhar (2020) and Chikkarangappa (2018), also adds to the strength of the field.
The foreign challenge will be led by Sri Lankans Mithun Perera, N Thangaraja, Anura Rohana and K Prabagaran, as well as Bangladeshis Jamal Hossain, Badal Hossain, Md Akbar Hossain and Nepal’s Sukra Bahadur Rai.
The other prominent names from Chandigarh besides Jeev Milkha Singh, Ajeetesh Sandhu, Yuvraj Singh Sandhu and Karandeep Kochhar, are those of Akshay Sharma, Aadil Bedi, Abhijit Singh Chadha, Angad Cheema, Harendra Gupta, Harmeet Kahlon, Amandeep Johl, Gurbaaz Mann, Ranjit Singh and Amritinder Singh.
The legendary Jeev Milkha Singh is the first Indian professional golfer to have a PGTI event named after him. Jeev conquered uncharted territory over two decades back when he became one of the first Indian golfers to taste success at the international level. Since then he has added many more firsts and Indian records to his name.
Jeev has the rare distinction of being the only Indian to have won the Asian Tour Order of Merit twice (in 2006 & 2008). He has won multiple titles on the European Tour, Japan Golf Tour and Asian Tour and has 14 Major appearances to his name. Jeev has also achieved a career-high world ranking of 28, an Indian record.
Tournament host Jeev Milkha Singh said, “I’m excited about hosting the fifth edition of the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational presented by TAKE. It’s a matter of great pride for me that the tournament has set new benchmarks on the PGTI in recent years in terms of the depth of the field, the handsome prize purse on offer, the fierce competition on display and the excellent playing conditions provided by the host venue Chandigarh Golf Club.
“All previous editions of the event have been a visual treat for golf fans with playoffs deciding the winner each time. I look forward to another thrilling finish this year.
“I would like to thank Mr. Srinivasan HR and TAKE for being the driving force behind the event and the PGTI, all our players and the Chandigarh Golf Club for their invaluable contribution in making the event a huge success.”
Mr. Srinivasan H R, Director, TAKE Solutions Limited and Joint President, PGTI, said, “I am absolutely delighted to partner Jeev Milkha Singh in hosting the fifth edition of the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational. This event is now one of the most sought after and prestigious golf events on the PGTI. We are committed to taking it from strength to strength.”
Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI, said, “The fifth edition of the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational presented by TAKE has all the makings of a grand contest with a star-studded line-up competing for the top prize. The tournament has delighted golf fans each year with nail-biting playoff finishes. With a lot of depth in the field this year, we look forward to yet another down-to-the-wire finish.
“The event celebrates Jeev Milkha Singh’s outstanding achievements on the international stage and his huge contribution to Indian golf which continue to inspire young Indian golfers. We thank TAKE for their continued support to the event. We also thank the Chandigarh Golf Club, Jeev's home course, for hosting the event for the fifth year in succession.”
Col. H S Chahal, President, Chandigarh Golf Club, said, “The Chandigarh Golf Club is proud to host the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational 2022 presented by TAKE from 13th to 16th October 2022. The City Beautiful will host the finest golfers from across the country and this tournament will not only encourage young golfers from the region to emulate these leading professionals but will also give an opportunity to sportsmen of the city to watch some good golf.”
Mr. K S Sibia, Captain, Chandigarh Golf Club, said, “We're honoured to host the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational 2022 presented by TAKE, one of the most eagerly-awaited events on the Indian golf calendar which has become synonymous with the Chandigarh Golf Club over the years. Besides Jeev, one of the flag-bearers of Indian golf, the Chandigarh Golf Club has produced many other Indian professionals of international repute such as Harmeet Kahlon, Uttam Singh Mundy, Amandeep Johl, Amritinder Singh, Ajeetesh Sandhu, Sujjan Singh, Gurbaaz Mann and A S Lehal, to name a few. We seek to build on this rich legacy by continuing to produce more champion golfers from Chandigarh with the staging of events such as the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational. We have worked towards providing the perfect playing conditions which will test the skills of the best golfers in the country.”
Yuvraj Singh Sandhu; Dr. G S Kocchar (Vice President and Chairman - Media, Chandigarh Golf Club); Col. H S Chahal, President, Chandigarh Golf Club); Indian Golf Legend and Tournament Host Jeev Milkha Singh; Shiv Kapur (Defending Champion); Uttam Singh Mundy (CEO, PGTI) and K S Sibia (Captain, Chandigarh Golf Club)
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