Jyoti Randhawa (in pic), one of India's top professional golfers, will represent city-based Dec-Ellora Laqshya Mumbai team in the Rs 1.2 crore prize money Louis Philippe Cup tournament to be held in Mumbai from February 17-22.
Jeev Milkha Singh, Anirban Lahiri, Gaganjeet Bhullar, Siddikur Rehyman, SSP Chowrasia, Rashid Khan and Himmat Rai, among others, are competing in the third edition of the event, featuring nine teams and offering Rs 36 lakh to the winning outfit and Rs 24 lakh to the losing finalist.
Incidentally, this is the first time Jeev would be playing in the metropolis as part of the Shubhkamna Delhi outfit.
"Louis Philippe Cup coming to Mumbai is a great thing. For the first time, all the stalwarts of Indian golf are playing in a competitive tournament in front of Mumbai crowd. As a metro, the city was missing a big tournament like this. Louis Philippe Cup will make golf more visible in the city," said Randhawa on Friday.
The players will compete for nine city teams, including a new international outfit from Colombo, at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club in suburban Chembur.
The teams are Navratna Ahmedabad, Puravankara Bangalore, TAKE Chennai, DLF Gurgaon, Jaypee Greens Greater Noida, AVT Kolkata, Dev-Ellora Laqshya Mumbai, Krrish Colombo and Shubhkamna Delhi.
The tournament is sanctioned by the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) and conceived and promoted by RN Golf Management (RNGM).