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  • 15-05-2020

    RAHIL GANGJEE – Gangjee’s ace with a driver on par-4 pales in comparison to his 1997 7-iron

    Tee shot, par-3 second, second play-off hole

    1997 Eastern India Amateur Championship

    No story about Rahil Gangjee’s shot-making and career would be complete without a mention of that rarest of rare hole-in-one on a par-4 in a recognized Tour event.

    The Indian ace famously holed his driver on the 318-yard long par-4 15th hole during Sunday’s final round of the 2011 Mylan Classic on Nationwide Tour (now called Korn Ferry Tour).

    It is reck...

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  • Hyderabad, 15-05-2020

    Anirban Lahiri gets exemption for the 2020-21 PGA Tour season

    As reported by the Press Trust of India

    Stuck at his parents place in Hyderabad without his golf clubs, India’s Anirban Lahiri heaved a sigh of relief after getting the good news that his playing status on the elite PGA Tour has been guaranteed for not only the remainder of the year but also for the 2020-21 season.

    “Without doubt it is a big relief and the PGA Tour has taken the right decision keeping in mind the current conditions (C...

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  • 14-05-2020

    KHALIN JOSHI - One stunning shot that led to a flurry of birdies and a cherished maiden title for Joshi

    Second shot, par-5 14th, final round

    2018 Panasonic Open India

    As the winter sun started to drift towards the horizon, Khalin Joshi was facing all kinds of problems in giving a last push to his maiden Asian Tour title hopes in the 2018 Panasonic Open – India.

    Joshi had started the final round at Delhi Golf Club tied for the lead at 13-under par alongside Bangladesh’s Siddikur Rahman, and one ahead of compatriot Ajeetesh Sandhu.

    The lead was...

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  • 14-05-2020

    Ashbeer Saini and Trishul Chinnappa equally comfortable with a hockey stick in hand

    Indian professional golfers Ashbeer Saini and Trishul Chinnappa also happen to be skilled hockey players.

    Ashbeer and Trishul hailing from two traditional bastions of Indian hockey, Punjab and the Coorg region of Karnataka respectively, one would have expected them to have the sport in their genes. However, both players who have represented India in golf at the junior & amateur levels, have their own stories as to how they took to the sport of hockey.

    Kapurthala-based...

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  • 13-05-2020

    JEEV MILKHA SINGH - That time when Jeev used a lethal six-iron to slay the Valderrama beast

    Second shot, par-5 17th, final round

    2006 Volvo Masters at Valderrama

    Picture Courtesy: Getty Images/European Tour

    Valderrama… some call it Europe’s very own Augusta National. Hailed as a modern masterpiece of golf architecture, this Robert Trent Jones-designed golf course has severely challenged leading exponents of the game ever since it was built in 1974. Its intricacies have befuddled them, even after they have played it several times.

    Like Aug...

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  • 13-05-2020

    Rewind: When 17-year-old Karandeep Kochhar became the youngest player and first Indian amateur to win on PGTI

    The final day of the 2016 PGTI Players Championship presented by Tollygunge Club turned out to be one of the most memorable days in 17-year-old amateur Karandeep Kochhar’s fledgling golfing career. The Chandigarh lad wreaked havoc on the final day, shooting an eight-under-62, the best round of the tournament, to upset some of the top professionals in the country en route his three-shot triumph at the Rs. 30 lakh event.<...

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  • 12-05-2020

    GAURAV GHEI - The glorious Ghei shot that was heard around the world

    Third shot, 18th hole, final round

    1995 Gadgil Western Masters

    Whenever there is a talk about Gaurav Ghei’s magnificent chip-in for an eagle on the 72nd hole to win the 1995 Gadgil Western Masters at Delhi Golf Club, it should be accompanied with drum rolls and loud blowing of the bugle. That shot, replayed again and again on CNN as its ‘Play of the Day, without doubt heralded the arrival of Indian golf on the world scene.

    Of course, there w...

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  • 12-05-2020

    Emergence of five first time winners on PGTI in 2019 & 2020 heightens expectations for future of Indian golf

    The emergence of five first time winners on the TATA Steel PGTI (excluding co-sanctioned international events) in 2019 and 2020 has heightened expectations for the future of Indian golf.

    Among the five golfers, all Indians, youth is the common factor. While Kshitij Naveed Kaul and Aadil Bedi joined the winner’s circle as teenagers, both Veer Ahlawat and Priyanshu Singh lifted their maiden trophies at the age of 23. Abhinav Lohan broke the victory barrier at age 30 which can al...

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  • 11-05-2020

    GAGANJEET BHULLAR - When Bhullar delivered the perfect climax to a love story

    Second shot, par-5 17th, final round

    2018 Fiji International

    If Shakespeare was alive and watching Gaganjeet Bhullar woo Fiji, he would have rewritten the climax of Romeo and Juliet. Every great love story deserves an ending that is as happy and rewarding as the one between the Indian ace and the tiny Pacific nation.

    The 2018 Fiji International was Bhullar’s first visit to the country. The chemistry between the two was instantaneous and electric. It’s...

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  • 11-05-2020

    PGTI’s unique trophies representative of host venues

    Over the years, winners at PGTI events have been honoured with many spectacular and glittering trophies. But there are some unique trophies among these that stand out for being truly representative of the host venue, city, region or state.

    The region of Kashmir was well-represented in the aesthetically designed trophy of the PGTI Kashmir Masters 2014 held at the Royal Springs Golf Course in Srinagar. The trophy was modelled on a Samovar, an ethnic Kashmiri kettle, used to brew, boil...

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  • 10-05-2020

    DIGVIJAY SINGH - When the golf ball followed Commander Digvijay’s orders to a tee

    Most players I spoke to for this series, had to think a bit before declaring their choice of career shot.

    Not Digvijay Singh.

    The moment I asked him about his unforgettable shot – one in which the ball followed his instruction like a soldier following a commander’s order – Digvijay had the answer… along with pictorial proof that it actually happened that way!

    It was the final putt to win his maiden and only Asian Tour title – at the...

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  • Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu, 10-05-2020

    C Muniyappa’s ingenuity helps him create a mini golf course in a rural setting

    Necessity is indeed the mother of invention. Leading Indian professional golfer and 2009 Indian Open champion C Muniyappa provides us a classic example of this.

    As luck would have it, just prior to the nationwide lockdown imposed across India, Bengaluru resident Muniyappa accompanied by his family including three kids, made the journey to his grandfather’s village Malayur in the Dharmapuri district of Tamil Nadu on March 20 in order to attend to a piece of land belonging to his...

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  • 09-05-2020

    ‘Kings of Aces’ Om Prakash Chouhan and N Thangaraja are hole-in-one leaders on PGTI with a record four aces each to their credit

    Om Prakash Chouhan of Mhow and Sri Lankan N Thangaraja jointly hold the record for the most holes-in-one on the TATA Steel PGTI. The two ‘Kings of Aces’ enjoy the unique distinction of having four aces each to their credit at PGTI sanctioned and co-sanctioned events.

    Here is the hole-in-one list of the two joint leaders:

    Om Prakash Chouhan

    1. 9th TATA Open 2010 at Golmuri Golf Club (Round 3, Hole 6)

    2. PGTI Players Championship 2011...

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  • 08-05-2020

    CHIRAGH KUMAR - Hooked on to Chiragh’s memory – the shot that won him his maiden title

    At the 2015 Panasonic Open India, Chiragh Kumar was cruising towards the finishing line for a possible maiden Asian Tour title on a golf course he knew better than the back of his hand. He had distanced himself from the field heading into the closing stretch on Sunday, but there was one player he was unable to shake off – Bangladesh’s Siddikur Rahman.

    After 15 holes in the final round, both Chiragh and Siddikur were two-under par for the day, but crucially, the momentum wa...

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  • 07-05-2020

    ARJUN ATWAL - The fade that refuses to fade away from Atwal’s memory

    Arjun Atwal, the only Indian to ever win a PGA Tour title, deliberated for some time before answering: “I reflect the most about my three-putt on the 72nd hole at Torey Pines in the 2006 Buick Invitational, and the 5-wood I smashed into water in the play-off at the 2005 BellSouth Classic.

    “One tournament I lost to Tiger (Woods), and the other to Lefty (Phil Mickelson). So that’s pretty memorable!

    “Perhaps I am an old dude…back-in-my-days typ...

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  • 07-05-2020

    Udayan Mane and Ashok Kumar share record of three back-to-back wins on PGTI

    Pune’s Udayan Mane and Delhi’s Ashok Kumar share the enviable record of having posted three back-to-back wins on the PGTI. It’s a winning streak which has not been matched by any other player on the PGTI.

    The mercurial Ashok Kumar was the first one to have achieved the incredible feat when he bagged the IndianOil XtraPremium Masters (Digboi Golf Links), Solaris Global Green Open (Bangalore Golf Club) and SRF All India Professional Golf Matchplay Championship (Noida G...

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  • 06-05-2020

    ANIRBAN LAHIRI - Lahiri’s 5-wood that cut deep into the heart of Europe’s EurAsia Cup dream

    Looking at it just from the cold and unbiased lens of statistics, the inaugural EurAsia Cup, held in the last week of March 2014 at Glenmarie Golf & Country Club in Malaysia, should have been a virtual cakewalk for Europe.

    The lowest ranked European player was Thorbjorn Olesen, a captain’s pick by Miguel Angel Jimenez, at No66 on the OWGR. On the other hand, only one Asian player was inside the top-66 of the world rankings – playing captain Thongchai Jaidee (No49). Read More

  • 06-05-2020

    PGTI's Longest-Running Playoffs

    The PGTI has witnessed some pulsating playoff encounters over the years. Here we take a look at PGTI’s longest-running playoffs.

     

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    Aadil Bedi beat Udayan Mane at Bengal Open 2020 (Tollygunge Club, Kolkata)

    This face-off between teenager Aadil Bedi and Udayan Mane set the record for the longest-running playoff on the PGTI. The edge-of-the-seat encounter saw both contenders match each other shot for shot....

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  • 05-05-2020

    AJEETESH SANDHU - Sandhu’s stunning 5-wood when the chips were down in Chandigarh

    A sizeable Sunday crowd had gathered at the Chandigarh Golf Club (a club that probably holds the record for the greatest golf traffic on any course in the world) on the final day of the 2019 Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational Presented by Take Solutions.

    A year before, during the inaugural edition of the tournament, the fans had witnessed a play-off battle between local lad Karandeep Kochar and Chikkarangappa S, which was won by the Bengaluru pro.

    Another local favourite – A...

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  • Gurugram, 05-05-2020

    Message from the CEO - Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy

    Greetings and best wishes from the entire team of PGTI.

    We hope each one of you and your family members are in good health and in high spirits in these testing times.

    The world is facing an unprecedented situation due to the continuing global health crisis brought about by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, we are hopeful that the timely enforcement of the lockdown and other safety measures by the Government of India will soon begin to bear fruit in our country...

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  • 04-05-2020

    AADIL BEDI - Bedi proves to be the Marathon Man with a shot world golf will remember

    Incredibly, 19-year-old Aadil Bedi’s unforgettable shot happens to be the last shot that was played on any recognized Tour in the world before men’s professional golf was shut down by the COVID-19 situation.

    It was the deciding blow in a protracted battle for the promising Chandigarh teenager, who was looking for his first win as a professional, against Udayan Mane, showing almost Tiger Woods-like dominance on the PGTI Tour and winning three times in his last three start...

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  • New Delhi, 04-05-2020

    PGTI Stats – 2019

    While Rashid Khan won the 2019 TATA Steel PGTI Order of Merit, there were other players too who made a big impression during the 2019 season. If one goes by the stats of the 2019 season, the other names who made a major impact included 2019 PGTI Emerging Player of the Year Kshitij Naveed Kaul, Udayan Mane, Chikkarangappa, Mukesh Kumar, Yashas Chandra MS and N Thangaraja. It was a fascinating season that witnessed quite a few record feats and featured five first time winners and three playoffs...

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  • 03-05-2020

    ADITI ASHOK - With a gun on her head, Aditi Ashok unleashes a perfect seven-iron

    Given the circumstances, the second shot that 19-year-old Aditi Ashok faced on the 18th hole of Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in the final round of the 2017 Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open was fraught with danger and required the most precise execution.

    Seemingly cruising towards her third win on the Ladies European Tour (LET) with a round in which she barely made any mistakes, her four-shot lead over England’s Georgia Hall (who’d go on to win the RICOH Ladies British Open...

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  • 03-05-2020

    Indian Olympic hopefuls stay focused on Tokyo Olympics despite postponement of mega-event and extension of qualifying date

    The one-year postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic has been subsequently followed by the joint announcement of the International Golf Federation (IGF) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that the qualifying date for the men’s golf event has been extended to June 21, 2021.

    In other words, golfers now will accumulate Olympic Golf Ranking (OGR) points through a period ending on June 21, 2021.

    The Official World Golf Ran...

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  • Lausanne, Switzerland, 01-05-2020

    QUALIFYING FOR OLYMPIC GOLF IS EXTENDED TO ACCOUNT FOR ONE-YEAR DELAY OF TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES

    The International Golf Federation and International Olympic Committee have announced an adjustment to the qualifying system for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to accommodate the new dates of competition in 2021.

    In light of the one-year delay, athletes now will accumulate Olympic Golf Rankings (OGR) points through a period ending on 21 June 2021 for the men and 28 June 2021 for the women. The field for both men and women will consist of 60 players.

    The OGR is based on the Offici...

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  • Kolkata, 15-03-2020

    Aadil Bedi’s lion-hearted performance earns him maiden title in a thriller at Bengal Open 2020; Teenager Bedi triumphs in style with chip-in on sixth playoff hole, ends Udayan Mane’s three-match winning streak

    Nineteen-year-old Aadil Bedi put up a lion-hearted performance to earn his maiden title in a thriller at the Bengal Open Golf Championship 2020, played at the Tollygunge Club in Kolkata.

    Chandigarh-based Bedi triumphed in style with a chip-in birdie on the sixth playoff hole to end Pune golfer Udayan Mane’s incredible three-match winning streak on the TATA Steel PGTI.

    The tournament worth Rs. 30 lakh witnessed the longest-running playoff on the PGTI. The previous rec...

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  • Kolkata, 14-03-2020

    Udayan Mane and Aadil Bedi surge ahead in round three of Bengal Open 2020, set up fascinating final day

    Pune-based Udayan Mane continued to be on course to win a record fourth straight title on the TATA Steel PGTI as he surged ahead as the joint leader along with teenager Aadil Bedi of Chandigarh after round three of the Bengal Open Golf Championship 2020 being played at the Tollygunge Club in Kolkata.

    PGTI Order of Merit leader Mane (67-63-67) and Bedi (65-65-67) were tied for the lead at a total of 13-under-197. Both shot scores of three-under-67 at the Rs. 30 lakh event on Saturday...

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  • Kolkata, 13-03-2020

    Mane, Joshi, Bedi, Chouhan make up leading quartet at halfway stage of Bengal Open 2020

    PGTI Order of Merit leader Udayan Mane of Pune, searching for a record fourth straight title on the TATA Steel PGTI, was back in familiar territory as he found himself in the joint lead at 10-under-130 at the halfway stage of the Bengal Open Golf Championship 2020 being played at the Tollygunge Club in Kolkata.

    Interestingly, pre-tournament favourite Mane’s (67-63) seven-under-63 on Friday was his 14th consecutive round in the 60s on the PGTI.

    Bengaluru’s Khalin Jo...

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  • Kolkata, 13-03-2020

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Postponement of PGTI Tournaments

    As you may be well aware of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and with the WHO also declaring it PANDEMIC, this deadly virus (COVID-19) unfortunately is continuing to affect people across the country with multiple cases being added to the list of those infected each passing day.

    In order to further prevent the spread of this deadly virus (COVID-19), the Ministry of Health & Welfare (India) has decided to opt for a “nuclear” response to the threat by significantly i...

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  • Kolkata, 12-03-2020

    Digvijay Singh makes impressive return to competitive golf after two months with sizzling 62 at Bengal Open 2020, seizes the lead

    The seasoned Digvijay Singh made an impressive return to competitive golf after two months as he shot a sizzling opening round of eight-under-62 to seize the lead at the TATA Steel PGTI’s Bengal Open Golf Championship 2020 being played at the Tollygunge Club in Kolkata.

    The Gurugram-based Digvijay, a former Asian Tour winner who missed his PGTI full card at the Qualifying School in January this year, is playing his first tournament of the 2020 season.

    Faridabad’s A...

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  • New Delhi, 10-03-2020

    Dilip Tirkey Interview

    Former Indian Hockey Captain, three-time Olympian and Asian Games gold medalist Dilip Tirkey recently turned to professional golf having competed at the 2020 TATA Steel PGTI Qualifying School. Tirkey, who made his professional debut at the Vooty & Haldi presents Golconda Masters 2020 powered by Telangana Tourism, speaks about his seamless transition from hockey to professional golf, in this interview.

     

    How do you see your transition...

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  • Kolkata, 10-03-2020

    Bengal Open returns for its second edition, tournament to tee-off at Tollygunge Club on March 11

    •    Third event of the 2020 TATA Steel PGTI season to offer prize purse of Rs. 30 lakh

    •    Impressive field to feature leading Indian names such as Udayan Mane, Chikkarangappa S, Aman Raj, Rahil Gangjee, Viraj Madappa

     

    The TATA Steel Professional Golf Tour of India (TATA Steel PGTI) will stage the Bengal Open Golf Championship 2020 at the Tollygunge Club in Kolkata from March 11 – 15. The tournament, the third of th...

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  • Hua Hin, Thailand, 23-02-2020

    Honey Baisoya earns his maiden Asian Tour card with tied 23rd finish at Qualifying School

    Twenty-three-year-old Honey Baisoya, a six-time winner on the TATA Steel PGTI and one of the brightest young talents in Indian golf, marked a major career milestone when he secured his maiden Asian Tour card through the Qualifying School at the Lake View Resort and Golf Club in Hua Hin, Thailand, on Sunday.

    The Delhi-based Baisoya shot rounds of 69, 67, 70, 70 and 72 to finish tied 23rd at seven-under-348 at the Final Stage of the Q School that was played over five rounds of 18 holes...

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  • New Delhi, 20-02-2020

    STRONG MIX OF INDIAN & INTERNATIONAL CHALLENGE SET FOR 2020 EDITION OF HERO INDIAN OPEN

    A strong Indian contingent comprising numerous European and Asian Tour champions will take on an equally strong international star cast as the 56th edition of the Hero Indian Open tees off next month. The flagship event of Indian golf - which is also the longest-running international event in India - will be held from March 19-22, 2020 and carry a prize purse of US$ 1.75 million.
     
    This will be the 15th successive edition to be sponsored by motorcycle market leader Hero Mot...

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  • Gurugram, 19-02-2020

    Key stakeholders of Indian professional golf for men and women - PGTI and WGAI - sign Affiliation Agreement

    Two key stakeholders of Indian professional golf, the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) and the Women’s Golf Association of India (WGAI), today signed an Affiliation Agreement to mark the beginning of a new era for the sport of golf in India.

     

    The Affiliation Agreement which promises closer coordination between both bodies in the future as well as mutual recognition was signed by Mr. Gautam Thapar (President, PGTI), Mrs. Kavita Singh (President, WGAI) and...

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  • Eagleton - The Golf Resort, Bengaluru, 14-02-2020

    Udayan Mane continues sizzling form with playoff victory against Veer Ahlawat at Eagleton; Mane becomes only second player after Ashok Kumar to win three consecutive events on PGTI

    Pune-based Udayan Mane continued his sizzling form with a playoff victory against Gurugram’s Veer Ahlawat at the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 presented by Eagleton – The Golf Resort.

    Mane, who also won the last two PGTI events, the TATA Steel Tour Championship 2019 and the Golconda Masters 2020, has now become only the second player after Delhi-based Ashok Kumar to have won three consecutive events on the TATA Steel PGTI. Ashok had achieved the feat during t...

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  • Eagleton - The Golf Resort, Bengaluru, 13-02-2020

    Veer Ahlawat pulls ahead by two shots on penultimate day of TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 presented by Eagleton – The Golf Resort

    Gurugram’s Veer Ahlawat shot a seven-under-65 to pull ahead by two shots on the penultimate day of the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 presented by Eagleton – The Golf Resort. Veer’s total stood at 19-under-197 at the Rs. 30 lakh event.

    Patna’s Aman Raj fired a 67 to occupy second place at 17-under-199 at the second event of the 2020 TATA Steel PGTI season.

    Bengaluru’s Mari Muthu made two eagles en route his 66 to move into third pla...

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  • Eagleton - The Golf Resort, Bengaluru, 12-02-2020

    Veer Ahlawat and Aman Raj are halfway leaders at TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 presented by Eagleton – The Golf Resort

    Gurugram’s Veer Ahlawat and Patna’s Aman Raj emerged halfway leaders at 12-under-132 at the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 presented by Eagleton – The Golf Resort. While Veer struck a 65, Aman returned a 67, as the duo held a one-stroke lead.

    Bengaluru’s Khalin Joshi carded the day’s best score of eight-under-64 to lie third at 11-under-133 at the second event of the 2020 TATA Steel PGTI season.

    Shubhankar Sharma, the pre-tournament...

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  • Eagleton - The Golf Resort, Bengaluru, 11-02-2020

    Aman Raj takes the early advantage with a 65 in round one of TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 presented by Eagleton – The Golf Resort

    Aman Raj of Patna took the early advantage with a seven-under-65 in round one of the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 presented by Eagleton – The Golf Resort. Asian Tour regular Aman mixed eight birdies with a lone bogey to lead by two shots.

     

    Bengaluru’s Chikkarangappa and Gurugram-based Veer Ahlawat were in tied second with rounds of five-under-67 at the second event of the 2020 TATA Steel PGTI season.

     

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  • Bengaluru, 10-02-2020

    Shubhankar Sharma to defend his title at TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 Presented by Eagleton – The Golf Resort beginning on February 11

    The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) will be staging the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 Presented by Eagleton – The Golf Resort, its second event of the 2020 season, at the magnificent Eagleton – The Golf Resort, situated close to Bengaluru, from February 11 – 14. The tournament carries a prize purse of Rs. 30 lakh.

     

    Indian star and European Tour regular Shubhankar Sharma will be the star attraction at the tournament. Shubhankar, a...

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  • Hyderabad, 08-02-2020

    Udayan Mane reigns supreme with a clinical 67 to make it back-to-back titles on the TATA Steel PGTI; Mane caps second win at Vooty & Haldi Presents Golconda Masters Powered by Telangana Tourism

    Pune’s Udayan Mane reigned supreme at the Hyderabad Golf Club (HGC) on Saturday as he posted a clinical four-under-67 to make it back-to-back titles on the TATA Steel PGTI with victory at the Vooty & Haldi Presents Golconda Masters Golf Championship 2020 Powered by Telangana Tourism.

    Mane, who closed the week with a total of 17-under-267, bagged his ninth professional title with a two-shot margin at the season-opening Rs. 40 lakh event. It was the 28-year-old’s secon...

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  • Hyderabad, 07-02-2020

    Veer Ahlawat surges ahead with a 66 in round three, leads by one over Udayan Mane at Vooty & Haldi Presents Golconda Masters 2020 Powered by Telangana Tourism

    Gurugram’s Veer Ahlawat posted a classy five-under-66 to surge ahead in round three of the Vooty & Haldi Presents Golconda Masters Golf Championship 2020 Powered by Telangana Tourism being played at the Hyderabad Golf Club (HGC). Ahlawat held a one-shot lead at 14-under-199.

     

    Pune’s Udayan Mane delivered a 65 on the windiest day of the tournament to be placed second at 13-under-200 at the season-opening Rs. 40 lakh event.

     

    Ha...

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  • Hyderabad, 06-02-2020

    Khalin Joshi to the fore in round two, shoots a 67 to grab two-shot lead at Vooty & Haldi Presents Golconda Masters 2020 Powered by Telangana Tourism

    Bengaluru’s Khalin Joshi posted a four-under-67 to take centrestage in round two of the Vooty & Haldi Presents Golconda Masters Golf Championship 2020 Powered by Telangana Tourism being played at the Hyderabad Golf Club (HGC). Joshi grabbed a two-shot lead as his halfway total stood at 11-under-131.

     

    Gurugram’s Veer Ahlawat fired a 68 to move into second place at nine-under-133.

     

    Shamim Khan produced the day’s best scor...

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  • Hyderabad, 05-02-2020

    Karandeep Kochhar makes a statement with opening day 63, enjoys one-shot lead at Vooty & Haldi Presents Golconda Masters 2020 Powered by Telangana Tourism

    Karandeep Kochhar of Chandigarh, who capped his career-best season last year with a fourth-place finish on the TATA Steel PGTI Order of Merit, showed signs of carrying forward his hot form into the 2020 season as he struck a masterly eight-under-63 to seize the first round lead at the season-opening Vooty & Haldi Presents Golconda Masters 2020 Powered by Telangana Tourism being played at the Hyderabad Golf Club (HGC).

     

    The 20-year-old Kochhar, who became the youn...

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  • Hyderabad, 04-02-2020

    Vooty and Haldi Presents Golconda Masters Golf Championship 2020 Powered by Telangana Tourism to tee off 2020 TATA Steel PGTI season on February 5

    The Hyderabad Golf Association (HGA) and the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI), the official sanctioning body of professional golf in India, today announced the Vooty and Haldi Presents Golconda Masters Golf Championship 2020 Powered by Telangana Tourism which will be held at the Hyderabad Golf Club (HGC) from February 5 - 8, 2020, and will carry a prize purse of Rs. 40 lakh. The Pro-Am event of the season-opener will be held on February 9.

    The tournament which will witness par...

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  • Ahmedabad, 17-01-2020

    Seasoned Arjun Singh shoots last day’s best score of 70 to win PGTI Qualifying School 2020; Thirty-nine players earn full cards for 2020 season

    Delhi’s Arjun Singh shot the day’s best score in the fourth round of the Final Qualifying Stage, a determined two-under-70, to emerge the winner at the PGTI’s Qualifying School for the 2020 season held at the Kensville Golf & Country Club near Ahmedabad.

     

    The 50-year-old Arjun (75-72-73-70), a winner of 14 titles on the Indian professional circuit and one of the senior-most players in the field this week, sat atop the leaderboard at the end of t...

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  • Ahmedabad, 16-01-2020

    Deepinder Singh Kullar maintains two-shot lead in round three of Final Qualifying Stage

    Gurugram’s Deepinder Singh Kullar maintained his two-shot lead in round three of the PGTI’s Final Qualifying Stage for the 2020 season being held at the Kensville Golf & Country Club near Ahmedabad.

     

    The 38-year-old Deepinder (71-73-74), the overnight leader by two shots, continued at the top for the second day in succession after recording a score of two-over-74 on Thursday that moved his total to two-over-218.

     

    Six golfers...

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  • Ahmedabad, 15-01-2020

    Vijay Kumar and Deepinder Singh Kullar surge ahead in round two of Final Qualifying Stage

    Lucknow’s Vijay Kumar and Deepinder Singh Kullar of the DLF Golf & Country Club, Gurugram, surged ahead by two shots in round two of the PGTI’s Final Qualifying Stage for the 2020 season being held at the Kensville Golf & Country Club near Ahmedabad.

    The seasoned 51-year-old Vijay (72-72), a former Indian Open champion, along with 38-year-old Deepinder (71-73), were tied for the lead with identical totals of even-par-144.

    Ten players...

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  • Ahmedabad, 14-01-2020

    Kartik Sharma, Pawan Verma are the first-round leaders at Final Qualifying Stage

    Amateur Kartik Sharma of the DLF Golf & Country Club, Gurugram and Delhi’s Pawan Verma took the joint first round lead at the PGTI’s Final Qualifying Stage for the 2020 season as both golfers shot scores of two-under-70.

    While 19-year-old Kartik, one of India’s leading amateurs in recent years, drained five birdies in exchange for three bogeys, Pawan Verma, the 2018 Feeder Tour Order of Merit champion, picked up seven birdies at the cost of...

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  • Ahmedabad, 11-01-2020

    Gulfam Pappan tops Pre Qualifying III, 28 players qualify for Final Stage

    Delhi’s Gulfam Pappan (74-68) won the PGTI’s Pre Qualifying III for the 2020 season after finishing the second and final round with a total of two-under-142.

     

    From a total field of 85 in Pre Qualifying III, 28 players qualified for the Final Qualifying Stage as five players were tied in 24th position when the cut was declared at nine-over-153 at the Kensville Golf & Country Club near Ahmedabad.

     

    Gulfam, who was placed tied fo...

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  • Ahmedabad, 10-01-2020

    Bangladesh’s Parash takes the round one lead at Pre Qualifying III

    Bangladesh’s Khandaker Rahat Tahsin Parash fired an even-par-72 to take the round one lead at the PGTI’s Pre Qualifying III for the 2020 season being held at the Kensville Golf & Country Club near Ahmedabad.

     

    Parash made two birdies and two bogeys during his opening round to lead the field by one shot.

     

    Patna’s Md Islam and Gurugram-based Manav Bais were in tied second with scores of one-over-73.

     

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  • Ahmedabad, 08-01-2020

    Aditya Raj Kumar Chauhan and Martendeya Kanishka Sinha take the top position in Pre Qualifying II, 26 players qualify for Final Stage

    Gurugram’s Aditya Raj Kumar Chauhan (75-70) and Panchkula’s Martendeya Kanishka Sinha (74-71) finished on top of the leaderboard at the PGTI’s Pre Qualifying II for the 2020 season after ending the second round with identical totals of one-over-145.

     

    From a total field of 88 in Pre Qualifying II, 26 players qualified for the Final Qualifying Stage as five players were tied in 22nd position when the cut was declared at eight-over-152 at the Kensville...

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  • Ahmedabad, 07-01-2020

    Vinay Kumar Yadav, Keshav Mishra and Tinku Badliya take first round lead in Pre Qualifying II

    Delhi’s Vinay Kumar Yadav, Mumbai’s Keshav Mishra and Gurugram’s Tinku Badliya fired scores of two-under-70 to take the first round lead at the PGTI’s Pre Qualifying II for the 2020 season being held at the Kensville Golf & Country Club near Ahmedabad.

     

    While Vinay Kumar Yadav made five birdies and three bogeys during his opening round, Tinku Badliya struck four birdies and two bogeys and Keshav Mishra made three birdies and a lone bogey.<...

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  • Ahmedabad, 05-01-2020

    Zubin Nijhawan and Akash Modi take the top honours in Pre Qualifying I, 28 players qualify for Final Stage

    Panchkula’s Zubin Nijhawan (70-72) and Mumbai’s Akash Modi (71-71) took the top honours at the end of round two of the PGTI’s Pre Qualifying I for the 2020 season being held at the Kensville Golf & Country Club near Ahmedabad. The duo of Nijhawan and Modi topped the leaderboard with totals of two-under-142.

     

    From a total field of 98 in Pre Qualifying I, 28 players qualified for the Final Qualifying Stage as three players were tied in 26th positi...

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  • Ahmedabad, 05-01-2020

    Zubin Nijhawan and Akash Modi take the top honours in Pre Qualifying I, 28 players qualify for Final Stage

    Panchkula’s Zubin Nijhawan (70-72) and Mumbai’s Akash Modi (71-71) took the top honours at the end of round two of the PGTI’s Pre Qualifying I for the 2020 season being held at the Kensville Golf & Country Club near Ahmedabad. The duo of Nijhawan and Modi topped the leaderboard with totals of two-under-142.

     

    From a total field of 98 in Pre Qualifying I, 28 players qualified for the Final Qualifying Stage as three players were tied in 26th positi...

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  • Ahmedabad, 04-01-2020

    Zubin Nijhawan, Madesh Krishna lead in round one of Pre Qualifying I

    Panchkula’s Zubin Nijhawan and Kochi’s Madesh Krishna shot scores of two-under-70 to lead in round one of the PGTI’s Pre Qualifying I for the 2020 season being held at the Kensville Golf & Country Club near Ahmedabad.

     

    Nijhawan produced four birdies and two bogeys while Krishna came up with five birdies and three bogeys.

     

    Mumbai-based Akash Modi occupied third place at one-under-71.

     

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  • Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, 29-12-2019

    Udayan Mane’s ‘steely resolve’ helps him triumph in ‘Steel City’ and bag the TATA Steel Tour Championship; Mane’s 26-under total sets a new PGTI record

    The 2019 TATA Steel PGTI season had a fitting finale as the battle for the season-ending TATA Steel Tour Championship went down to the wire at the Golmuri Golf Course with multiple contenders in the fray in the dying stages of the tournament.

     

    But it was the Pune-based Udayan Mane’s ‘steely resolve’ that helped him triumph in ‘Steel City’ at the Rs. 1.5 crore event by a slim one-shot margin. Mane’s (67-66-64-65) determined final ro...

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  • Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, 28-12-2019

    Aman Raj vaults into the third-round lead with day’s best 63 at TATA Steel Tour Championship 2019; SSP Chawrasia and N Thangaraja in pursuit, one shot behind the leader

    Feeding off the confidence of retaining his card on the Asian Tour, Patna’s Aman Raj vaulted into the third-round lead with the day’s best score of nine-under-63 at the season-ending TATA Steel Tour Championship 2019.

     

    The 24-year-old Aman, a winner on the PGTI last year and an Asian Tour regular this year, was one shot ahead of the rest at 22-under-194 at the Rs. 1.5 crore TATA Steel PGTI event being played at the Golmuri Golf Course in Jamshedpur.

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  • Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, 27-12-2019

    N Thangaraja storms into halfway lead with a superb 63 at TATA Steel Tour Championship 2019; Gaganjeet Bhullar shoots a 64 to rise to tied second along with SSP Chawrasia and Shankar Das

    Sri Lankan N Thangaraja shot a superb nine-under-63 to storm into the halfway lead at the season-ending TATA Steel Tour Championship 2019. The 38-year-old from Colombo enjoys a one-shot lead at 15-under-129 at the Rs. 1.5 crore event being played at the Golmuri Golf Course in Jamshedpur.

     

    Indian stars Gaganjeet Bhullar and SSP Chawrasia produced scores of 64 and 67 respectively to take a share of second place at 14-under-130 along with Kolkata’s Shankar Das (66...

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  • Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, 26-12-2019

    Kapil Kumar continues hot streak, shoots spellbinding 10-under-62 to set the bar in round one; SSP Chawrasia makes a happy return to Jamshedpur with a 63 to be placed second

    Delhi’s Kapil Kumar, a contender in the previous two tournaments played on the TATA Steel PGTI, carried his red-hot form into the season-ending TATA Steel Tour Championship 2019 with a spellbinding effort of 10-under-62. The 27-year-old Kapil thus set the bar in round one of the Rs. 1.5 crore event being played at the Golmuri Golf Course in Jamshedpur.

     

    Kolkata-based Indian golf star SSP Chawrasia made a happy return to Jamshedpur after 12 long years as he stru...

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