Atwal qualifies for US PGA tour

Updated: 25 February 2007 08:48 IST

Indian golfer Arjun Atwal created history today by becoming the first Indian to qualify for the US PGA tour.

New Delhi:

Indian golfer Arjun Atwal created history today by becoming the first Indian to qualify for the US PGA tour. Atwal produced a sterling final round of three-under 69 in the final stage of the US PGA tour qualifying school to become the first Indian to make it to the highest tour in the world. Also advancing into the elite tour is his friend Daniel Chopra. Atwal finished the six-round finals tied for the 10th place. The top-30 and ties received their cards for the 2004 season of the PGA tour, which will feature 48 tournaments and a total purse of over $240 million. It has been an outstanding year for Atwal, who not only won on the European and Asian PGA tours but is also in the reckoning for the Order of Merit crown on the Asian PGA tour.

Topics : Golf
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