Three-way tie at the top between Bhullar, Chawrasia, Malik sets up final day thriller at TATA Steel Tour Championship 2020
A three-way tie at the top between Gaganjeet Bhullar, SSP Chawrasia and Amardeep Malik has nicely set up the final day of the TATA Steel Tour Championship 2020 being played at the Beldih and Golmuri golf courses in Jamshedpur.
Kapurthala-based Bhullar and Kolkata’s Chawrasia, both winners on the European Tour and Asian Tour, as well as Noida’s Malik, a two-time winner on the PGTI, ended the penultimate day of the Rs. 1.5 crore event with matching totals of 20-under-196. Read More
Harendra Gupta takes route 63 to the top, enjoys one-shot halfway lead with second straight error-free round
Chandigarh’s Harendra Gupta came up with a remarkable nine-under-63, his second straight bogey-free round, to make his way to the top of the leaderboard at 17-under-127 at the end of day two of the TATA Steel Tour Championship 2020 being played at the Beldih and Golmuri golf courses in Jamshedpur.
Kolkata-based Indian star SSP Chawrasia, a three-time winner in Jamshedpur, fired the best round of the tournament so far, an astonishing 11-under-61, to move into second place at 16-u...
Bengaluru’s Chikkarangappa S struck a blistering 10-under-62 to take the first round lead at the TATA Steel Tour Championship 2020 being played at the Beldih and Golmuri golf courses in Jamshedpur.
Noida’s Amardeep Malik posted an impressive nine-under-63 to be placed second on day one of the Rs. 1.5 crore PGTI event.
Gurugram’s Manu Gandas, Delhi-based Kshitij Naveed Kaul and Arjun Prasad and Chandigarh’s Harendra Gupta were all in tied third place...
The Tata Steel Group and PGTI will be hosting the Tata Steel Tour Championship at the Beldih and Golmuri golf courses in Jamshedpur from December 17 to December 20, 2020. The event offers a handsome prize purse of Rs 1.5 crore and will feature a field of 125 professionals.
The Tata Steel Tour Championship will be the seventh event of the 2020-21 Tata Steel PGTI season. The tournament will be a 72-hole stroke-play championship and there will be a cut applied after 36 holes. The Pro-A...
Local favourite Karandeep Kochhar prevails in playoff against Anirban Lahiri to fashion remarkable come-from-behind win at Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational 2020 Presented by TAKE Sports
Chandigarh’s Karandeep Kochhar fashioned a remarkable come-from-behind win at his home course, the Chandigarh Golf Club, after prevailing in the playoff against Indian star Anirban Lahiri thus lifting the trophy at the Rs. 1.5 crore Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational 2020 Presented by TAKE Sports. The tournament was decided in a playoff for the third year in succession.
Twenty-one-year-old local favourite Kochhar, who began the tournament with a disastrous four-over-76 to lie tied 7...
Anirban Lahiri and Karandeep Kochhar to continue playoff duel on Monday after being tied on first two extra holes
The Rs. 1.5 crore Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational Presented by TAKE Sports, in its third edition this year, continues to delight golf fans with pulsating finishes year after year at the revered Chandigarh Golf Club.
This year’s tournament has again produced a playoff like the two previous editions and to add to the drama the duel between Indian star and former Asia No. 1 Anirban Lahiri (70-68-70-69) and local favourite Karandeep Kochhar (76-66-67-68) has been extended into Monday...
Akshay Sharma continues as frontrunner with a 71 on day three, leader’s task cut out with strong contenders in chasing pack
Chandigarh’s Akshay Sharma capitalized on his familiarity with his home conditions once again as he managed to pull himself out of trouble on day three to continue as the frontrunner in the title race for the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational 2020 Presented by TAKE Sports.
Thirty-year-old Akshay, the overnight leader by one shot, carded a hard-fought one-under-71 on a day that witnessed swirling winds at the Chandigarh Golf Club to take his tournament total to 10-under-206, one ahe...
Local favourite Akshay Sharma, riding on the confidence of his win on the PGTI last month, came up with yet another top-notch performance, a four-under-68 in testing conditions at the Chandigarh Golf Club, to take the halfway lead at the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational 2020 Presented by TAKE Sports.
Thirty-year-old Akshay, thriving in home conditions, took his tournament tally to nine-under-135 to gain one spot from his overnight tied second at the Rs. 1.5 crore event.
Bengaluru’s Khalin Joshi braved an injured wrist and some inconsistent putting to put up the first round’s best score of six-under-66 at the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational 2020 Presented by TAKE Sports.
The 28-year-old Khalin, a winner of four titles including one on the Asian Tour, had an eventful day as he sank two eagles, five birdies and three bogeys en route his 66 to take a one-shot lead at the Rs. 1.5 crore event being held at the Chandigarh Golf Club.
TAKE Sports and the TATA Steel Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) will be staging the third edition of the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational Presented by TAKE Sports at the esteemed Chandigarh Golf Club from December 3 – 6, 2020. The main event will be preceded by the Pro-Am event on December 2.
The tournament had been jointly launched by TAKE Sports and TATA Steel PGTI in 2018 as a gesture to honour Indian golfing legend Jeev Milkha Singh.
The much-anticipated to...
Karandeep Kochhar clinches victory on home turf with stoic last round effort of 69, Kochhar’s long-awaited win his second on PGTI and first since turning professional
Chandigarh’s Karandeep Kochhar clinched victory on his home turf with a stoic last round effort of three-under-69 at the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 Presented by Chandigarh Golf Club.
Twenty-one-year-old Kochhar’s long-awaited win was his second on the PGTI and his first since turning professional in 2017. His first win on the PGTI came in 2016 at the age of 17 while he was still an amateur. Karandeep, the leader since round two, ended up with a tournament...
Karandeep Kochhar raises title hopes with determined third round of 67, stretches lead to an imposing four shots
Chandigarh’s Karandeep Kochhar raised hopes of a second title, his first since turning professional, when he struck a bogey-free five-under-67 in round three of the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 Presented by Chandigarh Golf Club.
Kochhar’s sublime effort moved his total to 15-under-201 thus giving him an imposing four-shot lead ahead of the final round. He extended his overnight lead by a further two shots.
Chandigarh’s Akshay Sharma, last wee...
Chandigarh’s Karandeep Kochhar, still searching for his first win since turning professional, continued to impress at the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 Presented by Chandigarh Golf Club as he emerged halfway leader after returning a four-under-68 on Tuesday.
Kochhar, playing at his home course, the Chandigarh Golf Club, climbed one spot from his overnight tied second, taking his total to 10-under-134.
Delhi-based Arjun Prasad carded the day’s joint...
Chandigarh lad Aadil Bedi set the early pace courtesy a flawless seven-under-65 at his home course during round one of the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 Presented by Chandigarh Golf Club.
Karandeep Kochhar, also from Chandigarh, Gurugram’s Veer Ahlawat and Kolkata’s Divyanshu Bajaj were all in tied second place having returned matching scores of six-under-66 at Panchkula Golf Club.
The tournament has a unique format as it is being played across two...
The second leg of the TATA Steel PGTI’s Chandigarh Tricity November swing is all set to tee off from November 9.
The TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 Presented by Chandigarh Golf Club, the fifth event of the 2020-21 PGTI season, will be played from November 9 – 12 across two venues – Chandigarh Golf Club and Panchkula Golf Club (in Haryana) – both located in the Chandigarh Tricity region.
The tournament carrying a prize purse of Rs. 30 lakh...
Panchkula, Haryana, 07-11-2020
Akshay Sharma registers resounding five-shot win after coasting home with a 67, Sharma’s 24-under tally equals record for lowest winning total on the PGTI
Chandigarh’s Akshay Sharma registered a resounding five-shot victory after coasting home with a final round of five-under-67 at the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 Presented by Panchkula Golf Club.
The 30-year-old Akshay captured his second title in style by taking his tournament tally to 24-under-264 which also equaled the record for the lowest winning total on the PGTI previously jointly held by Anirban Lahiri and...
Panchkula, Haryana, 06-11-2020
Chandigarh’s Akshay Sharma emerged as the outright favourite for the title after extending his lead to a commanding five shots in round three of the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 Presented by Panchkula Golf Club.
Akshay, the overnight leader by three shots, came up with a composed five-under-67 on Friday despite some early jitters in his round. The 30-year-old who has led the field for the first th...
Panchkula, Haryana, 05-11-2020
Chandigarh’s Akshay Sharma was confident of capitalizing at his home course in Chandigarh ahead of round two and that’s exactly what he did. After a superb 64 in the first round at Panchkula, the 30-year-old Akshay made merry in familiar conditions at the Chandigarh Golf Club with a six-under-66, a second straight bogey-free round.
Sharma thus stretched his overnight lead to three shots at 14-under-130 at the TATA Steel...
Panchkula, Haryana, 04-11-2020
Akshay Sharma of Chandigarh celebrated the resumption of events on the PGTI with some fireworks of his own as he shot a blistering eight-under-64 to take the round one honours at the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 Presented by Panchkula Golf Club.
Asian Tour regular Chikkarangappa of Bengaluru occupied second place at six-under-66.
The tournament has a unique format as it is being played across two venues in close proximity - Pa...
Panchkula, Haryana, 03-11-2020
TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 Presented by Panchkula Golf Club to get underway from November 4
The TATA Steel Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) is all set to stage its first event since March 2020 as the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 Presented by Panchkula Golf Club gets underway from November 4.
The TATA Steel PGTI thus resumes events after its forced break of about eight months due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent lockdown. The current season has been extended till 2021.
The PGTI has formulated strict regulations and guidelines in order...
Southampton, Bermuda, 01-11-2020
Anirban Lahiri claims tied 11th at Bermuda Championship, Shubhankar Sharma secures tied 14th at Cyprus Open
It turned out to be a good week for Indians as both Anirban Lahiri and Shubhankar Sharma clinched top-20 finishes on the PGA Tour and European Tour respectively.
Anirban Lahiri (68-70-69-67) claimed tied 11th place at the PGA Tour's Bermuda Championship on Sunday, five shots behind winner Brian Gay of the United States. Gay won in a playoff against compatriot Wyndham Clark.
Lahiri's last round of four-under-67 punctuated by six birdies and two bogeys at the Port...
Southampton, Bermuda, 31-10-2020
Indian duo of Anirban Lahiri and Shubhankar Sharma well-placed after third round in Bermuda and Cyprus respectively
The Indian duo of Anirban Lahiri and Shubhankar Sharma were well-placed after their respective third rounds in Bermuda and Cyprus on Saturday.
Anirban Lahiri (68-70-69) fired a two-under-69 to move up one position to tied 11th at six-under-207, four off the lead, at the Bermuda Championship on the PGA Tour. Lahiri's third round featured six birdies, two bogeys and a double-bogey.
The lead in Bermuda was held by American Doc Redman at 10-under-203.
On the other hand, Sh...
Paphos, Cyprus, 30-10-2020
Big gains for Indians as Shubhankar climbs to tied sixth in Cyprus and Anirban moves to tied 12th in Bermuda
There were big gains for Indians in international golfing events on Friday, October 31.
While Shubhankar Sharma (67-66) struck a five-under-66 to move up 12 spots to tied sixth in the clubhouse at nine-under-133, to be two shots behind the lead at the Cyprus Open on the European Tour, Anirban Lahiri (68-70) returned a one-under-70 to jump 14 spots to tied 12th at four-under-138, to trail the lead by four shots at the Bermuda Championship on the PGA Tour.
Southampton, Bermuda, 28-10-2020
Indian star Anirban Lahiri has made a decent start to the 2020-21 PGA Tour season having posted a tied sixth and two other finishes inside the top-40 from his three starts so far. These are some positive signs for the former Asia No. 1 who had a forgettable 2019-20 PGA Tour season where he didn’t secure a single top-25 finish.
In a virtual interview conducted by the PGA Tour ahead of this week’s Bermuda Championship, Anirban spoke about his current form, spending time in I...
New Delhi, 09-10-2020
TATA Steel PGTI to resume events from 4th November 2020; Five events to be played this year; PGTI season to be extended to 2021
The TATA Steel Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) is set to resume events from November 4, 2020, after a forced break of over seven months due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the consequent lockdown.
Five events are scheduled to be played in 2020 and the current season has been extended to 2021. PGTI will not stage the Qualifying School event for 2021. The criteria for eligibility of players to play events in 2020 will also be extended to 2021.
The PGTI has formulated strict...
Jackson, Mississippi, 03-10-2020
Anirban Lahiri (66-70) posted a fighting two-under-70 to continue in tied seventh position after round two of the PGA Tour’s Sanderson Farms Championship.
Hitting only three fairways at the Country Club of Jackson in Mississippi, the 33-year-old carded four birdies against a double bogey for a two-day total of eight-under-136 to trail the leader American Keegan Bradley by five shots.
Lahiri made a promising start to his round with birdies on holes 12, 13 and 15. He sank...
Jackson, Mississippi, 02-10-2020
Anirban Lahiri makes a superb start with opening 66 at Sanderson Farms Championship, lies tied seventh, two off the lead
Anirban Lahiri seems to have continued from where he left off in the Dominican Republic last week as he shot a flawless opening round of six-under-66 at the PGA Tour’s Sanderson Farms Championship to be placed tied seventh, two off the lead.
The 33-year-old Lahiri had posted a creditable tied sixth, his first top-10 on the tour in nearly two years, at last week’s Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship.
Four players – Charley Hoffman, Kevin Chapp...
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, 28-09-2020
Anirban Lahiri secures a creditable tied sixth at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship; Lahiri’s first top-10 on the PGA Tour in almost two years lifts him from 690 to 532 in the world ranking and earns him a spot at next week’s event
India’s Anirban Lahiri secured a creditable tied sixth place at the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship on Sunday to register his first top-10 on the PGA Tour in almost two years.
The 33-year-old Anirban (69-72-64-70), lying tied seventh and six off the lead after the penultimate round, shot a two-under-70 in the last round to finish with a total of 13-under 275 at the USD 4 million event.
Lahiri’s final round featured four birdies and two bogeys and s...
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, 27-09-2020
Anirban Lahiri’s exceptional third round of 64 catapults him to tied seventh, six off the lead, at the Corales Championship; Arjun Atwal in tied 36th
India’s Anirban Lahiri (69-72-64) shot an exceptional third round of eight-under-64 that catapulted him 47 spots to tied seventh at the PGA Tour’s Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship in the Dominican Republic. Lahiri, who was tied 54th at the halfway stage, now lies six shots off the lead with a total of 11-under-205. American Adam Long sits atop the leaderboard at 17-under-199 two ahead of compatriot Hudson Swafford.
Arjun Atwal (73-68-69), the other Indian in...
PGTI winners Sujjan Singh and Mandeo Singh Pathania follow a different career path away from Indian shores
Indian professionals Sujjan Singh and Mandeo Singh Pathania, both winners on the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI), have followed a different career path in recent years having established themselves as successful golf coaches in foreign lands.
Sujjan, who hails from Chandigarh and is a winner on the Asian Development Tour (ADT) and two-time winner on the PGTI, moved base to Dubai in late 2018 and took up coaching at The Els Club. On the other hand, Mandeo, who was originally bas...
New Delhi, 31-08-2020
Gaurav Ghei was among the first few Indian professional golfers who made a name for themselves on the international stage. Ghei’s name is etched among the pantheon of Indian golfing greats as some of the landmark achievements of his career also happened to be defining moments for Indian golf.
The 51-year-old Gaurav, a three-time winner on the Asian Tour, took a walk down memory lane and relived his career milestones when he spoke to PGTI recently.
Ghei who was India&rsqu...
PGTI Season in Review - 2006-07: Dawn of a new era in Indian golf with inception of PGTI, Ashok Kumar dominates inaugural season with five wins
Indian professional golf witnessed the dawn of a new era with the birth of the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) in September 2006. PGTI, the controlling body for professional golf in India, was formed as a ‘body by the players for the players’ which was to operate in the same manner as most other international professional tours.
The PGTI was founded with Mr. Gautam Thapar (Chairman & CEO, Avantha Group) as its President. The Governing Board comprised of leading...
Greensboro, North Carolina, USA, 12-08-2020
Arjun Atwal, one of India’s most decorated golfers, returns to the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship this week, the scene of his most memorable triumph a decade back. It was at the 2010 Wyndham Championship staged at the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina, that one of the most glorious chapters in Indian golfing history was written as Atwal became the first Indian to capture a PGA Tour title and conquer uncharted territory.
The 47-year-old Arjun, still the...
Rewind: When Anirban Lahiri posted a momentous 12-under-60 to set the record for the lowest-to-par 18-hole score on the PGTI
Anirban Lahiri took the Jaypee Greens Golf Resort by storm as he dished out a momentous 12-under-60 in round two of the BILT Open 2011 on November 3. Lahiri thus set the record for the lowest-to-par 18-hole score on the PGTI.
Lahiri, who shot a one-under-71 in round one, now enjoys a three-stroke lead as his total reads 13-under-131. Chiragh Kumar is placed second at 10-under-134.
The cut was declared at four-over-148. Sixty-two profession...
Here are some interesting snippets from the PGTI Kashmir Masters 2014 held at the Royal Springs Golf Course in Srinagar.
The 5th hole, an artist’s delight
The Royal Springs Golf Course at Srinagar is in many ways a microcosm of the Kashmir valley. The Zabarwan Hills forming the backdrop, the proximity to the Dal Lake, the changes in elevation and the flora and fauna, make Royal Springs truly representative of the region. The highligh...
Not commonly known, music has had a hand in Ajeetesh Sandhu’s success on the golf course. The Yeangder TPC and Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational, his recent successes on the Asian Tour and the Professional Golf Tour of India respectively, were a sail courtesy the tracks that played in the mind. The composition changes each day of a week, but whenever Sandhu can string together a list of his liking during a tournament, he plays well. Another pointer to this delicate fusion is the T2 finish...
New Delhi, 11-07-2020
Leading Golf Pros Get a First Feel of the Newly Designed Delhi Golf Club Course – Play a Round to Help Raise Funds for Covid-19 Relief
- European and Asian Tour Pros Shubhankar Sharma and Gaganjeet Bhullar played their first round of Golf at the newly re-designed Delhi Golf Club (DGC) course
- Card Rounds of -5 at the DGC in New Delhi
- Cricket Legend Kapil Dev and former India cricketer Murali Kartik completed the four-ball with efforts of 76 each
- This one-of-a-kind charity event helped to raise Rs 50 lacs to aid Covid relief efforts by NGO Magic Bus India.
- Chennai based industrialis...
Indian golfing great Jeev Milkha Singh, who like most sportsmen around the world, has been away from the rigours of competitive sport for the last few months as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, recently took time out to speak to PGTI where he reflected on some interesting aspects from his formative years and his glittering professional career.
The 48-year-old Jeev, a two-time Asian Tour Order of Merit champion, has been widely regarded as India’s most successful professional g...
Here are some interesting snippets from the J&K Bank PGTI Pahalgam Masters 2014 held at the Lidder Valley Golf Course in Pahalgam.
Scaring away the crows
Crows wreaked havoc at the Lidder Valley Golf Course as they picked up a number of golf balls on a daily basis taking them to be eggs. The professionals however, came up with an innovative idea to keep the crows at bay and ensure the safety of their golf balls. The balls were marked with li...
Here’s a look at the sitting Chief Ministers who graced PGTI sanctioned & co-sanctioned events.
The Hon'ble Prime Minister and former Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Narendra Modi was the Chief Guest at the prize presentation ceremony of the inaugural Gujarat Kensville Challenge staged in 2011 at the Kensville Golf & Country Club near Ahmedabad. The Chief Minister also practiced some putting before the prize presentation. The event was jointly sanctioned...
Rahil Gangjee’s playing area has shrunk from a 7300-yard golf course to a makeshift 20-foot chip-putt facility in a corner of his drawing room. Among Indian golfers active on international tours, Gangjee has been hit the hardest. The Japan Golf Tour Organization (JGTO), where the 41-year-old is the only one from this land with full playing rights, stopped operations after just one event into the 2020 season. One of the first nations to deal with the pandemic after the virus spread from...
New Delhi, 15-06-2020
- India’s First Covid-19 Relief Sporting Event
- Event aims to raise INR 1 crore in aid of renowned charity Magic Bus’ Covid -19 Relief Efforts
New Delhi, June 16, 2020: The ‘Champions for a Cause- Charity Golf Match’, India’s first live sport event post the Covid-19 induced nationwide lockdown and also the first domestic sports event for Covid-19 relief, received a huge boost today when top Golfing bod...
Delhi golfer Kapil Kumar has the distinction of having the most number of course records on the PGTI. The 28-year-old has three course records against his name.
While Kapil is the sole holder of the course record of 10-under-62 at the Bhatiary Golf & Country Club in Chittagong, he is also the joint holder of the course records of seven-under-65 at Coimbatore Golf Club and eight-under-63 at Poona Club Golf Course.
Here’s a look at the details of h...
Dhruv Sheoran of the DLF Golf & Country Club, Gurugram, achieved a unique feat on the PGTI when he won events in his first two starts after turning professional during the 2018 PGTI Feeder Tour season.
Sheoran, at age 23, won the first two events of the 2018 PGTI Feeder Tour season in the last week of May.
The rookie golfer, also the 2017 PGTI Qualifying School champion, bagged his maiden professional title after emerging triumphant by one shot at the first PGTI Feeder...
Have you ever hit a shot that not only elevated your confidence for that one particular round, but was so good that you start using it as a visualizing template later in your career? It certainly happened with Viraj Madappa.
It was during the final round of the 2018 Take Solutions Masters at the KGA Golf Course in Bengaluru. Madappa, an ‘adopted’ local hero having moved to the city from Kolkata to be with his coach Tarun Sardesai, was in contention going into the final r...
The picturesque Digboi Golf Links located at Digboi in Assam has been the venue for the IndianOil Servo Masters Golf, one of the longest running tournaments on the Indian domestic circuit, since 1999. The historic Digboi Golf Links, one of the premier tournament venues in the North-Eastern region of the country, is truly a golfer’s delight.
The course is a ‘one of its kind’ in terms of ambience as it is situated among the lush tea estates and thick forest of easter...
When Jyoti Randhawa and Digvijay Singh put up a breathtaking display of skydiving as a precursor to the 10th TATA Open 2011
Two of India’s leading professional golfers, Jyoti Randhawa and Digvijay Singh, kick-started the 10th TATA Open 2011 on November 23 in grand fashion with their breathtaking display of skydiving at the Beldih Golf Course in Jamshedpur. This was the first time ever that a skydiving performance was held at a golf course in India.
Jyoti and Digvijay, both of whom are highly skilled and experienced skydivers, performed their act of daredevilry from an approximate altitude of 7000 fee...
Second shot, par-5 18th hole, Final Round
2019 TATA Steel Tour Championship, Golmuri Golf Club
Harvesting 20 Official World Golf Ranking points out of a maximum possible 22 in his last four PGTI starts, Udayan Mane was the undisputed king of the domestic circuit when the COVID-19 pandemic brought the action to a grinding halt.
The Pune golfer’s all-conquering run started with season-ending TATA Steel Tour Championship in Golmuri Golf Club in the l...
Here’s a look at all the stats and records relating to Indians at the Majors.
Anirban Lahiri - 16 Major appearances
Masters - 2 appearances (2015 - Tied 49th, 2016 - Tied 42nd)
PGA Championship - 5 appearances (2014 - Missed Cut, 2015 - Tied 5th, 2016 Read More
Here’s a look at the TATA Steel PGTI Feeder Tour Order of Merit champions down the years.
Maniram Sharma of Karnal won the PGTI Feeder Tour’s Order of Merit for 2010 with total earnings of Rs. 2,21,071. Maniram won a record three titles and had four top-10s during the season.
Arjun Singh Chaudhri of Noida bagged the PGTI Feeder Tour Order of Merit title for 2011 with total ear...
Growing up in a hut next to the ninth green of Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC), the biggest festival for Shiv Shankar Prasad Chawrasia was when the Indian Open came to Kolkata every alternate year.
“We would wait anxiously and count down the days. For all of us in the nearby padas (localities), the Indian Open was bigger than any Diwali or Holi. All discussions at the range and at the tea stalls would be about the chances of the Indian pros and trying to find...
As golf courses began reopening across the country this week, Indian professional golfers returned to their respective home courses to get some much-needed practice after a long two-month forced break due to the outbreak of Covid-19 and the resulting nationwide lockdown.
However, things are a little different now as the clubs and its members are ensuring that new norms and practices are followed on the golf course in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
The Chandigarh Golf...
Second shot, par-4 18th hole, Second Round
2018 Open Championship, Carnoustie
The 2018 season turned out to be an insane one for Shubhankar Sharma. Plying his trade on the Asian Tour, two early wins in European Tour co-sanctioned events had pitchforked him firmly into the league of superstars and the biggest reward was the opportunity to play in the majors and World Golf Championship events.
Ask any professional golfer. They yearn to be a part of the majors...
Here’s a look at the course records set and equaled on the TATA Steel PGTI in 2019:
Hyderabad Golf Club: 10-under-61 by Gaurav Pratap Singh in Round 2 of Golconda Masters 2019 Powered by Telangana Tourism
Noida’s Gaurav Pratap Singh hogged the limelight with his spectacular and error-free 10-under-61 that catapulted him 36 places to tied fourth at 11-under-131. The brawny 34-year-old, a former winner on the PGTI, entered the scoring...
Remember the song ‘First Cut is the Deepest’? Penned by songwriter extraordinaire Cat Stevens, it has been blessed by the vocals of many legends, including Rod Stewart and Sheryl Crow, over the years.
Golf’s version of the song could well be – ‘First Win is the Sweetest’. A maiden is incredibly difficult to pull off at any level and something that is bound to stay with the players for a long time. Here is Shiv Kapur’s version of it, and the sh...
Rewind: When Gaganjeet Bhullar and Anirban Lahiri bagged their maiden professional wins in the same season and at the same venue
Indian golfing stars Gaganjeet Bhullar and Anirban Lahiri have a lot of parallels in their golfing careers. To begin with both Bhullar and Lahiri were part of the Indian team that won the silver medal at the 2006 Doha Asian Games. They then turned professional at around the same time. Interestingly, Gaganjeet and Anirban also went on to win their maiden professional titles in the same PGTI season in 2009 and that too at the same venue, the Panchkula Golf Club. Later on, both golfers won laure...
Birdie putt, par-5 18th, first play-off hole
2013 CG Open at Bombay Presidency GC
The PGTI’s ‘Class of 2013’ included some of the most talented young stars in the country to turn professional that year. Among them was the fresh-faced Seenappa Chikkarangappa – a Cindrella Story of Indian golf having graduated from being a ball boy looking for daily wages at Eagleton Golf Resort at age 10 to winning back-to-back All India Amateur Championships at 18....
Here’s a look at TATA Steel PGTI’s Emerging Players or best rookie golfers down the years.
Australia’s Anthony Choat posted two top-10s to finish 42nd on the PGTI Order of Merit with earnings of Rs. 5,75,553.
Abhishek Jha of Bengaluru claimed two top-10s to be 29th on the PGTI money list with season’s earnings of Rs. 10,29,905.
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For the second time in two years, Rashid Khan found himself involved in a play-off for the SAIL-SBI Open when it was held at the Delhi Golf Club in 2014. The year before, the precociously talented Indian had lost to compatriot Anirban Lahiri on the first extra hole.
One year later, Khan made a blistering start to the tournament, starting fast off the blocks with a stunning bogey-free 11-under par 61. He followed that up with two 69s and come Sunday, was leading by two shots over Bangl...
The Kashmir valley is a known haven for nature-lovers and adventure sports enthusiasts as it offers a wide variety of outdoor activities. Trout fishing is one such popular outdoor activity. Two of India’s leading professional golfers Jyoti Randhawa and Digvijay Singh, were literally ‘hooked’ to trout fishing during their visit to Srinagar in July 2014 for the PGTI Kashmir Masters Presented by KEO golf tournament.
Good friends Jyoti and Digvijay, who decided to take...