The DGC Open 2022 presented by Mastercard* (PGTI & Asian Tour Joint-Sanctioned)
- Golf Course: Delhi Golf Club
- Venue: Delhi
- Prize Money: US$ 5,00,000
- Start Date: 24-Mar-2022
- End Date: 27-Mar-2022
- Tour Format: Stroke Play
Gaganjeet Bhullar finishes fourth; Yuvraj Singh Sandhu, Shiv Kapur and Veer Ahlawat are tied sixth; Danthai Boonma sets the course record with a 64, secures tied 10th place
India’s Ajeetesh Sandhu claimed a creditable runner-up finish after his loss in a playoff to Thailand’s Nitithorn Thippong amid high drama on the last day of The DGC Open presented by Mastercard, an Asian Tour event, played at the famed Delhi Golf Club.
Thippong (68-70-70-73) and Sandhu (69-68-73-71), a winner on the Asian Tour in 2017, went into a playoff after they ended the regulation 72 holes in a deadlock with matching totals of seven-under 281.
On the decisive first playoff hole, played on the par-5 18th, 25-year-old Thippong prevailed to win his first title after he found the green in two shots and made a two-putt for birdie even as Sandhu found the bush...Read More
Bhullar, Dharma & Ahlawat also hang in there to be part of chasing pack
India’s Ajeetesh Sandhu braved the conditions on a tough third day at The DGC Open presented by Mastercard to shoot a one-over 73 and continue in second place at six-under 210. Ajeetesh trails the leader Nitithorn Thippong (70) of Thailand by two shots at the revered Delhi Golf Club.
While Settee Prakongvech (70), another Thai golfer, was placed third at five-under 211, the other Indians in the chasing pack were Gaganjeet Bhullar (73) who was placed fourth at four-under 212 as well as M Dharma (73) and Veer Ahlawat (78) who were both placed tied fifth at three-under 213.
The wind played havoc in round three as just 11 players registered sub-par rounds.
The lo...Read More
Ajeetesh Sandhu and Gaganjeet Bhullar also shine, placed in top-6; Seven Indians in top-10
India’s Veer Ahlawat, who has been a picture of consistency on the PGTI over the last two seasons, enjoyed a fruitful outing at The DGC Open presented by Mastercard for the second day in succession on Friday as he shot a flawless 67 to take a two-shot lead at the halfway stage at a total of nine-under 135.
Ajeetesh Sandhu’s (68) presence in second place at seven-under 137 further raised Indian hopes of a long-awaited victory on the international stage.
Gaganjeet Bhullar (66) also kept the tricolour fluttering as he was in tied fourth at five-under 139 at the Delhi Golf Club.
The three Thai golfers in the top-6 are Nitithorn Thippong (third at six-under...Read More
Seasoned Indian professional Shankar Das, who excelled with his 3-wood and putter on day one of The DGC Open presented by Mastercard, shared the first round lead with Australia’s Travis Smyth at five-under 67 at the first international and Asian Tour event to be played in India in over two years.
The other Indians who got off to good starts at the recently re-designed Delhi Golf Club were Veer Ahlawat (68), occupying tied third, as well as Ajeetesh Sandhu (69) and Karandeep Kochhar (69), both lying tied fifth.
The fourth Indian in the top-8 was 2022 PGTI Qualifying School winner Varun Parikh who shot a 70 to be tied seventh.
The soft-spoken Shankar Das,...Read More
A new crop of Indian challengers and others from Asia will begin their quest for glory as the inaugural edition of The DGC Open presented by Mastercard tees off on Thursday morning at the fabled and tree-lined Delhi Golf Club.
A total of 138 players, including six amateurs, are in the field for the US$ 500,000 event, which is the fourth event on the Asian Tour schedule for 2022. Although the Delhi Golf Club has staged countless international events since 1964, the latest one is the first on the course which has been newly- renovated by the nine-time Major winner, Gary Player, who is here in India.
Player, 86, winner of 165 international titles, including nine Majors on the...Read More
The stage is set for the inaugural edition of the DGC Open presented by Mastercard with the nine-time Major winner, Gary Player, unveiling the glittering trophy for the event to be co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI). The trophy, which will be presented to the winner of the $500,000 tournament, is a replica of the iconic clubhouse of the Delhi Golf Club.
The inaugural event of the Asian Tour will be played at the iconic Lodhi Course Delhi Golf Club from March 24 to 27 with the traditional Pro-AM on March 23.
Present at the unveiling alongside Gary Player, were Manjit Singh, President of the DGC, Maj Gen (Retd) Anil Dere, Man...Read More
Khalin Joshi and Viraj Madappa are among the most promising young golfers in India. They have an Asian Tour win each and multiple wins at home. But in the field which has assembled for The DGC Open presented by Mastercard, they have a special place.
Khalin won the last Asian Tour event, the Panasonic Open, at the Delhi Golf Club in 2018, before the club shut the doors to get a renovation of the Lodhi Course done.
When the renovation was done and the first professional event was staged on the re-done Gary Player designed course, Viraj Madappa won the Tata Steel MP Cup 2021, presented by DGC and Just in Time Sports Foundation, on the PGTI Tour.
Both love the DGC. But...Read More