Shankar Das of Kolkata fired a timely seven-under-65 to surge ahead in round three of the Rs. 1.5 crore McLeod Russel Tour Championship at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) on Saturday. Shankar's three-day total now stands at 13-under-203 and he enjoys a two-shot lead over his nearest rival Rashid Khan of Delhi who shot a 71 in the third round. Delhi's Shamim Khan lies third at 10-under-206.
Rashid Khan matches course record with phenomenal 63 to move into second; Emerges contender in Rolex Rankings
It turned out to be an eventful second day at the McLeod Russel Tour Championship as Delhi's Rashid Khan matched the course record at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) with a phenomenal nine-under-63 to climb from overnight tied 14th to second place at 10-under-134. Rashid, currently fourth in the Rolex Rankings, has now also emerged as a major contender for the Rolex Player of the Year title. Gurgaon's Shubhankar Sharma maintained his overnig...
The Rs. 1.5 crore McLeod Russel Tour Championship, the year-ending event of the PGTI, got off to a cracking start at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) on Thursday as teenager Shubhankar Sharma of the DLF Golf & Country Club, Gurgaon, posted a blistering eight-under-64 for the round one lead. Chikkarangappa of Bangalore ended the opening day of the richest-ever domestic event to be staged in India, in second place as he registered a score of 66.<...
Here are some quotes from top contenders Arjun Atwal and Gaganjeet Bhullar ahead of the McLeod Russel Tour Championship:
I had a career-threatening injury and it had got to a point where I thought I would never compete again. It was therefore a relief to win the tournament in Dubai. It’s great to have a full card at least on the Asian Tour.
All my friends here in India and the United States have been very helpful through my tough times....
Kolkata, 24-12-2014PGTI’s Year Ending ChampionshipPrize purse of Rs. 1.5 Cr, highest-ever in IndiaTop 60 players on the Rolex Rankings to be joined by four sponsor invites including Arjun Atwal, Gaganjeet Bhullar, SSP Chowrasia and Rahil Gangjee
Moinuddin Malak and Vinod Kumar lead their respective teams to victory in the Pro-Am events of the McLeod Russel Tour Championship 2014The two Pro-Am events of the McLeod Russel Tour Championship 2014, played at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) on December 23 and 24, saw India’s leading professionals play alongside amateur golfers from all over the country.The tournament week got off to a rousing start as the two Pro-Ams received an overwhelming response. A tota...Read More
21-12-2014India’s Arjun Atwal won the Asian Tour’s inaugural Dubai Open in a nail-biting finish to return to winning ways after four years. Atwal blasted a six-under-66 in the final round to end up the victor by one shot at 16-under-272. Korean Wang Jeung-hun finished runner-up at 15-under-273.The Indian duo of Gaganjeet Bhullar and Shiv Kapur finished tied 11th at 10-under-278.Arjun A...Read More
Om Prakash Chouhan of Mhow coasted to a four-shot victory at the 13th TATA Open, a Rs. 75 lakh event, after firing a one-under-70 in the final round. Chouhan, who bagged his second title of the year, ended the week at Jamshedpur with a tournament total of 14-under-271. The 28-year-old Om Prakash has now overtaken Chikkarangappa as the Rolex Rankings leader.
Bangalore's Khalin Joshi came in second with a 10-...
Dubai, 20-12-2014The Indian duo of Arjun Atwal and Shiv Kapur went into the final round of the inaugural Dubai Open holding the joint lead along with South Africa’s Jbe Kruger and Korean teenager Wang Jeung-hun after an exhilarating third round on Saturday.No fewer than 21 players, all within three shots of the lead, will have a chance of lifting the top prize a...Read More
Om Prakash Chouhan of Mhow established a four-shot lead in round three of the 13th TATA Open, a Rs. 75 lakh event, to emerge frontrunner for the title. Chouhan struck a four-under-67 in Jamshedpur on Saturday to take his total to 13-under-201. Gurgaon's Abhishek Kuhar came up with a three-under-68 in the third round to be placed second at nine-under-205.
On Saturday, the entire field consisting of the 53 pl...
Dubai, 19-12-2014India’s Shiv Kapur soared on eagle’s wings as he fired a superb six-under-par 66 to share the halfway lead with Thai prospect Pavit Tangkamolprasert at the inaugural Asian Tour’s Dubai Open on Friday.Kapur, who triumphed in Dubai on the European Challenge Tour at the end of last season, maintained his love-affair with the vibrant cit...Read More
Jamshedpur, 19-12-2014Mhow golfer Om Prakash Chouhan took the lead in round two of the 13th TATA Open after firing a five-under-67 at Beldih Golf Club on Friday. Chouhan, who had shot a four-under-67 in the first round at Golmuri Golf Club, took his two-day total to nine-under-134. Delhi’s Shamim Khan carded a six-under-65 at Golmuri to be placed second at eight-under-135.On Thursday one half of the field had played its 18 holes at the...Read More
Jamshedpur, 18-12-2014Himmat Singh Rai and Abhishek Kuhar, both of whom hail from the DLF Golf & Country Club, Gurgaon, shared the round one lead at the 13th TATA Open. While Himmat fired a five-under-66 at the Golmuri Golf Club on Thurday, Abhishek shot a five-under-67 at the Beldih Golf Club. Seven golfers were tied for third place with rounds of four-under-67 at Golmuri.On Thursday one half of the field played its 18 holes at the par-7...Read More
Jamshedpur, 17-12-2014The Pro-Am event of the 13th TATA Open witnessed amateur golfers from the Tata Group and Jamshedpur play alongside some of the top professional golfers in the country.The Pro-Am event was played in the Team Stableford format with each team comprising of one professional and three amateurs.
Jamshedpur, 17-12-2014Prize money of Rs. 75 lakhsTop names in the field include Chikkarangappa, Mukesh Kumar, Shamim Khan, Om Prakash ChouhanJamshedpur, December 16, 2014: The TATA Group and PGTI have announced the 13th TATA Open Golf which will be held in Jamshedpur fro...Read More
Kolkata, 15-12-2014PGTI’s Year Ending ChampionshipPrize purse of Rs. 1.5 Cr, highest-ever in IndiaOnly top 60 players on the Rolex Rankings to be eligibleMcLe...Read More
Noida, 12-12-2014Amardip Sinh Malik of Greater Noida clinched his maiden title at the Rs. 40 lakh PGTI Noida Masters after a playoff win against Md Zamal Hossain Mollah of Bangladesh at the Noida Golf Course. Chikkarangappa S of Bangalore won the Super Series title to earn a bonus prize of Rs. 30 lakh after ending top of the table at the seventh and final Super Series event of 2014.Amardip Sinh Malik (70-67-70-78) and Md Zamal Hossain Mo...Read More
Amardip Sinh Malik of Greater Noida took a commanding four-shot lead in round three of the PGTI Noida Masters, the seventh and final event of the 2014 Super Series, being played at the Noida Golf Course. Malik's two-under-70 on Thursday helped him emerge as the clear title favourite as his total moved to nine-under-207. Mukesh Kumar of Mhow was placed second at five-under-211 after his third round of even-par-72.
Amardip Sinh Malik of Greater Noida powered ahead in round two of the PGTI Noida Masters with a five-under-67. Malik thus totaled seven-under-137 at the halfway stage of the seventh and final Super Series event of 2014. Mukesh Kumar of Mhow was in second place at five-under-139 after a second round of one-over-73.
The cut was declared at seven-over-151. Fifty-two professionals made the cut.
Noida, 09-12-2014Mukesh Kumar of Mhow set the pace in round one of the PGTI Noida Masters, the seventh and final event of the 2014 Super Series, with a brilliant round of six-under-66. Nine golfers are tied for second place at two-under-70.Mukesh Kumar, a 10th tee starter on Tuesday, was exceptional on the back-nine as he picked up an early birdie from 10 feet on the...Read More
- Seventh and final Super Series event of 2014
- Prize Money of Rs. 40 lakh
The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) has announced the PGTI Noida Masters, the seventh and final event of the 2014 Super Series, which will be staged at the Noida Golf Course from 9th to 12th Dece...Read More
- Top names in the field include Rashid Khan, Chikkarangappa, Shamim Khan, Mukesh Kumar, Shankar Das
Jakarta, Indonesia, 07-12-2014
Jyoti Randhawa's tied seventh finish was the best among the Indians at the Bank BRI Indonesia Open. Randhawa totaled eight-under-276 after a final round of five-under-66. Irishman Padraig Harrington was the winner with a 16-under-268 total.
Anirban Lahiri claimed tied 15th at six-under-278 while SSP Chowrasia was a further shot back in tied 19th.
Arjun Atwal grabb...
Mumbai, 07-12-2014The Pro-Am event of the CG Open 2014 was won by Mumbai-based professional Anil Bajrang Mane and his team at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club on Sunday.The Pro-Am was played in the team scramble format where the team’s best ball was chosen on every shot including the putting green. After the best ball was chosen all other players were to place the...Read More
Mumbai, 06-12-2014Bangalore’s Chikkarangappa S successfully defended his title at the Rs. 1 crore CG Open 2014 with a final round of four-under-66 at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club. Chikkarangappa, who totaled 17-under-263 at the penultimate event of the 2014 PGTI Super Series, emerged leader in the Rolex Rankings and the Super Series post his win on Saturday.Om Prakash Chouhan of Mhow shattered the course record with a sensational...Read More
Bangalore’s C Muniyappa fired a hole-in-one en route his course record score of nine-under-61 to seize the third round lead at the Rs. 1 crore CG Open, the penultimate event of the 2014 PGTI Super Series, being played at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club. Muniyappa, a former Indian Open champion, emerged a top contender for the title after his third round effort that moved his total to 14-under-196. Defending champion Chikkarangappa, who also hails fr...
Mumbai, 04-12-2014Om Prakash Chouhan of Mhow and Lucknow’s Sanjay Kumar shared the spoils in round two of the Rs. 1 crore CG Open, the penultimate event of the 2014 PGTI Super Series, after firing matching scores of six-under-64. Chouhan and Sanjay were joint leaders at the halfway stage at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club as their total scores moved to 10-under-130. Mukesh Kumar, another Mhow-based professional, occupied third place at eight-under-132.
Mumbai, 03-12-2014Randhir Singh Ghotra of Chandigarh shot a six-under-64 to grab the lead on day one of the CG Open, the penultimate event of the 2014 PGTI Super Series, being played at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club. The Chandigarh duo of Abhijit Singh Chadha and Ajeetesh Sandhu occupied joint second place along with Delhi’s Shamim Khan at five-under-65.Randhir Singh Ghotra, who came into the tournament, looking to improve upon hi...Read More
Mumbai, 02-12-2014Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Prize purse of Rs 1 croreÃ¢â‚¬Â¢ Penultimate Super Series event of 2014Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ Line-up includes Rashid Khan...Read More
Khon Kaen, Thailand, 30-11-2014Anirban Lahiri of India came close to winning his third Asian Tour title of the year at the King’s Cup but finally had to settle for a joint runners-up finish as veteran and local favourite Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand sealed a two-shot victory with a 20-under-268 total at the US$ 500,000 Asian Tour event.Wiratchant brought all his experience to the fore as he posted a final round of five-under-67 to upstag...Read More
Khon Kaen, Thailand, 29-11-2014India’s Anirban Lahiri set up a mouth-watering showdown with some of Thailand’s finest golfers after taking a slender one-shot lead with a third round four-under-par 68 at the King’s Cup on Saturday.Thaworn Wiratchant, a 17-time Asian Tour winner, is ready to deny Lahiri’s title ambitions as he carded a flawless 66 to take seco...Read More
Khon Kaen, Thailand, 28-11-2014India’s Anirban Lahiri took the outright lead by signing for a five-under-67 after the second round of the King’s Cup at the Singha Park Khon Kaen Golf Club on Friday.The five-time Asian Tour winner, who shared the overnight lead with compatriot SSP Chowrasia, compiled a two-day total of 12-under-132 to take pole position on his own, holdi...Read More
Khon Kaen, Thailand, 27-11-2014The Indian duo of SSP Chowrasia and Anirban Lahiri, both winners on the Asian Tour in 2014, fired an ominous warning to their rivals when they took a share of the opening round lead at the King’s Cup on Thursday.Chowrasia charged into the early morning lead with a seven-under-65 while Lahiri, who had an afternoon start, enjoyed a flawless round...Read More
Manila, The Philippines, 23-11-2014
Chiragh Kumar shot scores of 72, 71, 67 and 70 to post a tied ninth finish at the Asian Tour's Resorts World Manila Masters. Chiragh totaled eight-under-280 for the week to secure his best finish on the Asian Tour in 2014.
Mardan Mamat of Singapore won the event with a total of 20-under-268.
Shiv Kapur claimed tied 20th place at seven-under-281.
Digboi, Assam, 23-11-2014The Pro-Am event of the IndianOil Servo Masters Golf 2014 was won by professional Karan Taunk and his team.The Pro-Am event was played in the Team Stableford format with each team comprising of one professional and three amateurs.PGTI member Karan T...Read More
Manila, The Philippines, 22-11-2014
Shiv Kapur's third round effort of five-under-67 helped him move up from tied 29th place to tied 13th place at the Asian Tour's Resorts World Manila Masters. Kapur's three-day total of seven-under-209 places him 10 shots behind the leader Mardan Mamat of Singapore.
Chiragh Kumar also shot a 67 to jump from tied 41st to tied 21st. His 54-hole total reads six-under-210.
Digboi, Assam, 22-11-2014
Delhi’s Shamim Khan wrapped up his 10th title in style after easing to a five-shot victory in the final round of the IndianOil Servo Masters Golf 2014 at the Digboi Golf Links. Shamim signed off with a rock-solid one-under-71 in round four of the Rs. 30 lakh PGTI event to finish with a tournament total of 13-under-275. Kolkata’s Shankar Das, who finished runner-up at eight-under-280 after returning an ordinary four-over-76 on Saturday, went pa...
Manila, The Philippines, 21-11-2014
The Indian duo of Arjun Atwal and Rashid Khan are in tied 15th place at four-under-140 after two rounds of the Asian Tour's Resorts World Manila Masters. Atwal and Rashid trail the co-leaders Singaporean Mardan Mamat and South Korean Jeung-hun Wang by seven shots.
While Arjun moved up 30 places from overnight tied 45th after a second round of four-under-68, Rashid held on to tied 15th as a result of his one...
Digboi, Assam, 21-11-2014
Delhi's Shamim Khan fired a top-class six-under-66 to throw his hat in the ring in round three of the IndianOil Servo Masters Golf 2014. Shamim's three-day total of 12-under-204 placed him in the joint lead along with Kolkata's Shankar Das who shot a two-under-70 on Friday at the Digboi Golf Links. Rookie Karan Taunk of Jamshedpur was two shots off the lead in third place.
Shamim Khan (69-69-66), a winner of nin...
Girona, Spain, 21-11-2014
Anirban Lahiri continued his dream run in 2014 by earning a European Tour card for the first time in his career after finishing inside the top-25 at the European Tour Q-School Final Stage in Girona, Spain. Lahiri (65-68-66-73-75-72) carded an even-par-72 in the sixth and final round of the event on Thursday to claim tied 16th place at nine-under-419.
Mikko Korhonen of Finland won the event with a 20-under-408 total.
Manila, The Philippines, 20-11-2014
Himmat Rai carded a four-under-68 in round one of the Asian Tour's Resorts World Manila Masters to be the highest-placed Indian in tied 10th position. He was three behind the co-leaders Mardan Mamat of Singapore and Japanese Daisuke Kataoka.
Himmat, a winner on the Asian Tour, submitted a card with five birdies and a bogey in the first round to end the day in a strong position.
Digboi, Assam, 20-11-2014Kolkata’s Shankar Das followed up his opening round 65 with a three-under-69 in round two to enjoy a two-shot advantage at the halfway stage of the IndianOil Servo Masters Golf 2014. Das totaled 10-under-134 for two days at the Digboi Golf Links.Jaipur’s Vishal Singh shot the day’s joint best score of 67 to be placed second at eight-under-136.The cut fell at three-over-147. F...Read More
Girona, Spain, 19-11-2014
Anirban Lahiri stays on course for top-25 finish and maiden European Tour card despite slipping on day five
Anirban Lahiri stayed on course for a top-25 finish and his maiden European Tour card despite slipping from joint second to tied 11th in round five of the European Tour Q-School Final Stage in Girona, Spain.
Lahiri (65-68-66-73-75) carded a three-over-75 in round five to take his total to nine-under-347. Anirban, the sole Indian to make the cut after four rounds, trails the leader Renato Paratore of Italy by eig...
Digboi, Assam, 19-11-2014Shankar Das of Kolkata fired a blistering seven-under-65 in round one of the IndianOil Servo Masters Golf 2014 to open up a three-shot lead at the top at the Digboi Golf Links. Abhinav Lohan of the DLF Golf & Country Club, Gurgaon, was in second place at four-under-68.The tournament was inaugurated on Wednesday morning by Mr. S S Bapat, Executive Director, (CC and Branding), IOCL and Mr. Barun Barpujari, Executive Di...Read More
Girona, Spain, 18-11-2014Anirban Lahiri (65-68-66-73) of India, followed up three sub-par rounds with a contrasting one-over-73 on day four of the European Tour Q-School in Spain. Despite Lahiri’s 73 in round four, he hung on to joint second place with a total of 12-under-272. Matt Ford of England was in the lead at 13-under-271. Italian Renato Paratore shared second place with Lahiri.Read More
Girona, Spain, 17-11-2014Anirban Lahiri (65-68-66) of India was placed second at 13-under-199 after three rounds of the European Tour Q-School in Spain. World Number 75 Lahiri, fired a four-under-66 on day three to trail the leader Pelle Edberg of Sweden by one shot.The Indian golfer has already won twice this season on the Asian Tour and lies second on the Asian Tour Order o...Read More
Digboi, Assam, 17-11-2014
- Prize money is Rs. 30 lakh
The 15th edition of IndianOil SERVO Masters Golf 2014 will be held from 19th to 22nd November, 2014, at the Digboi Golf Links under the aegis of the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI). The prize money for the tournament is Rs. 30 lakh. The Pro-Am event will be held on 23rd...Read More
- Top names in the field include Shamim Khan, Mukesh Kumar and Shankar Das
Shillong, Meghalaya, 16-11-2014
C Muniyappa leads his team to victory at the Pro-Am event of Chief Minister's Meghalaya Open Golf 2014The Pro-Am event of the Chief Minister’s Meghalaya Open Golf 2014 played at the Shillong Golf Course on Sunday was won by professional C Muniyappa’s team.The Pro-Am was played in the team scramble format where the team’s best ball was chosen on every shot including the putting green. After the best ball was chosen all other players w...Read More
Chiangmai, Thailand, 16-11-2014
Rashid Khan triumphs at Chiangmai Golf Classic, claims second title of the year & first overseas win
Rashid Khan of India produced an extraordinary effort of four-under-68 on the final day of the Chiangmai Golf Classic to claim his second Asian Tour title. Rashid, who posted his first overseas win on Sunday, totaled 17-under-271 for the week. Jyoti Randhawa’s joint runner-up finish at 16-under-272 made it two Indians in the top-3. Randhawa shot a 69 in the final round to share second place with Thai golfer Thanyakon Khrongpha.
Shillong, Meghalaya, 15-11-2014The Indian duo of Rashid Khan and overnight leader Jyoti Randhawa are placed two shots off the lead, in joint second place, at the Chiangmai Golf Classic.Rashid, who produced a superb 66, and Jyoti, who carded a solid 70, kept themselves in contention at the US$750,000 Asian Tour event as they totaled 13-under-203 for three rounds. Thailand&rsqu...Read More
Shillong, Meghalaya, 15-11-2014
Lucknow golfer Sanjay Kumar came up with an outstanding final round score of five-under-65 to register a comprehensive five-shot win at the Rs. 40 lakh Chief Minister’s Meghalaya Open Golf 2014. Sanjay ended the week with a total score of 16-under-264 at the richest tournament to be staged in North-East India. Mukesh Kumar of Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, finished a distant second at 11-under-269 after returning a 67 in round four.
Chiangmai, Thailand, 14-11-2014Jyoti Randhawa of India charged into contention with a flawless seven-under-par 65 to seize a one-shot lead at the halfway stage of the US$750,000 Chiangmai Golf Classic presented by PTT on Friday.The 2002 Asian Tour number one birdied the last two holes from close range for an 11-under-par 133 total, which was one shot ahead of local talent Thanyakon...Read More
Shillong, Meghalaya, 14-11-2014
Lucknow golfer Sanjay Kumar’s bogey-free 67 in round three ensured he stayed two shots clear of the rest of the field at the Rs. 40 lakh Chief Minister’s Meghalaya Open Golf 2014. Sanjay’s three-day total stands at 11-under-199 at the richest tournament to be staged in North-East India. Sri Lankan K Prabagaran and Mukesh Kumar of Mhow stayed in the hunt as they occupied second and third places at nine-under-201 and eight-under-202 respec...
Chiangmai, Thailand, 13-11-2014
The Indian duo of Rashid Khan and Jyoti Randhawa got off to flying starts at the Chiagmai Golf Classic with opening rounds of four-under-68. Khan and Randhawa were two off the lead in joint fourth place. The lead was shared by Thailand's Sattaya Supupramai and Indonesian George Gandranata at six-under-66.
While Rashid produced a bogey-free round, Jyoti mixed six birdies with two bogeys on day one.
Shillong, Meghalaya, 13-11-2014Lucknow's Sanjay Kumar fired a second straight four-under-66 to make his way to the top of the leaderboard in round two of the Rs. 40 lakh Chief Minister's Meghalaya Open Golf 2014. Sanjay's eight-under-132 total placed him two shots ahead of Sri Lankan K Prabagaran who shot a second successive 67 on day two.The cut was declared at four-over-144 at the richest tournament to be staged in India's North-Eastern region. Fift...Read More
Shillong, Meghalaya, 12-11-2014Mukesh Kumar of Mhow shot a six-under-64 in the opening round of the Chief Minister's Meghalaya Open Golf 2014 to open up a two-shot lead. Abhishek Kuhar of Gurgaon, Lucknow's Sanjay Kumar and Kolkata's Mohammad Sanju fired scores of four-under-66 to be tied second at the Shillong Golf Course.The seasoned Mukesh Kumar, a winner of over 100 titles in India, came out firing on all cylinders as he landed it within five feet...Read More
Shillong, Meghalaya, 11-11-2014• PGTI makes its debut in Meghalaya• Strong field expected as professional golf returns to Shillong after nine yearsThe...Read More
Shanghai, China, 09-11-2014India’s Anirban Lahiri wrapped up his challenge with a two-under-70 in testing conditions at the US$8.5 million WGC-HSBC Champions on Sunday.Lahiri’s four-day total of even-par-288 saw him finish tied for 28th place and brought about mixed emotions for the five-time Asian Tour winner, who was playing in his first World Golf Championship at...Read More
New Delhi, 09-11-2014India’s SSP Chowrasia saved his best for the last as he followed up an astounding six-under-66 in the final round with a gritty playoff performance to bag his third international title at the Panasonic Open India played at the Delhi Golf Club. Rahil Gangjee of India and PGTI member Mithun Perera of Sri Lanka finished joint runners-up after losing out in the playoff to Chowrasia at US$ 300,000 event cosanctioned by the Asian Tour and PGTI. The...Read More
Shanghai, China, 08-11-2014After enjoying a brief resurgence with a second round 70, Anirban Lahiri (74-70-74) stumbled to a 74 in round three of the US$ 8.5 million WGC-HSBC Champions on Saturday. Lahiri, now placed 34th at two-over-218, trails the leader Graeme McDowell of Northern Ireland by 13 strokes.The Indian, a five-time Asian Tour winner, started off promisingly...Read More
New Delhi, 08-11-2014
India's Rahil Gangjee battled hard for a one-under-71 to enjoy a one-stroke advantage on day three of the Panasonic Open India 2014. Gangjee's three-day total at the US$ 300,000 event, jointly sanctioned by the Asian Tour and PGTI, stood at 11-under-205.
There was a four-way tie for second place at 10-under-206 between Shubhankar Sharma of India, PGTI members Siddikur Rahman of Bangladesh and Mithun Pe...