TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship presented by Tollygunge Club kick-starts 2023 PGTI season
Strong field to feature Udayan Mane, Khalin Joshi, defending champion Yuvraj Singh Sandhu, Varun Parikh, Om Prakash Chouhan, Kshitij Naveed Kaul and Aadil Bedi
Prize purse of Rs. 1 crore on offer
The TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2023 presented by Tollygunge Club will be played at the esteemed Tollygunge Club in Kolkata from February 7 – 10, 2023. The tournament offering a prize purse of Rs. 1 crore marks the start of the 2023 TATA Steel PGTI season. The Pro-Am event will be played on February 11.
The tournament will see participation of 126 players including 123 professionals and three amateurs. It is a 72-hole stroke play event with the cut being applied after 36 holes.
The strong field at the event features some of the leading names in Indian professional golf such as Udayan Mane, Khalin Joshi, defending champion Yuvraj Singh Sandhu, Varun Parikh, Om Prakash Chouhan, Kshitij Naveed Kaul and Aadil Bedi, to name a few. Aryan Roopa Anand, the winner of the PGTI Qualifying School last week, will also be seen in action as he turns professional this week.
The foreign names competing are Sri Lankans Mithun Perera, Anura Rohana, N Thangaraja and K Prabagaran, Bangladeshis Jamal Hossain, Badal Hossain and Md Akbar Hossain, Nepal’s Sukra Bahadur Rai, American Varun Chopra, Andorra’s Kevin Esteve Rigaill, Japan’s Makoto Iwasaki and Canada’s Minwoo Park.
The prominent Kolkata-based professionals in the field are Shankar Das, Feroz Ali Mollah, Sunit Chowrasia, Divyanshu Bajaj and Mohammad Sanju. The three Kolkata-based amateurs participating are Gurmehr Bindra, Rudraksh Banerjee and Sandeep Yadav.
Mr. Deep Banerjee, Golf Captain, Tollygunge Club, said, “We at Tollygunge Club are pleased to host the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship, the season-opener on the PGTI this year. The tournament provides a great opportunity for the talented junior and amateur golfers of our Club to witness India’s leading professionals in action and draw inspiration from them. We’re confident the professionals will enjoy the excellent playing conditions at our Golf Course. We wish them all the best for the tournament.”
Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI, said, “We’re excited to begin the 2023 season with the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship presented by Tollygunge Club. We thank Tollygunge Club for partnering with us in staging the event. The handsome prize purse on offer coupled with the impressive field and immaculate playing conditions make for a fascinating week of golf. We wish the players all the best, welcome the rookies on the tour and look forward to a highly competitive season.”
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. Srinivasan H R (President), PGTI's governing body comprises leading Indian golf professionals. PGTI currently has over 300 members.
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