New high for Indian golf in WGC event

Updated: 04 November 2009 11:08 IST

It will be an unprecedented high for Indian professional golf with four from the country teeing up in the prestigious USD seven million WGC-HSBC Champions.

New high for Indian golf in WGC event

Shanghai :

It will be an unprecedented high for Indian professional golf with four from the country teeing up in the prestigious USD seven million WGC-HSBC Champions here on Thursday.

Jeev Milkha Singh, Jyoti Randhawa, Gaganjeet Bhullar and C Muniyappa would be part of the star-studded field headlined by none other than Tiger Woods at the Shanghai's Sheshan International Golf Club here.

"This is a very proud moment for Indian professional golf," Professional Golf Tour of India Director Padamjit Sandhu said.

"The consolidated efforts of our tour and event partners are helping take Indian professional golf to the next level and we are confident the momentum will continue," Sandhu said.

Jeev has been paired with Gonzalo Fernandes-Castano and Prayad Marksaeng, while Randhawa has Peter Hanson and Richard Sterne for company in the first two rounds.

Bhullar was drawn with Wu Ashun and Jean Hugo, while Muniyappa would have Garth Mulroy and Jeppe Huldahl alongside him.

All eyes, however, will be on Woods, who has been paired with Thongchai Jaidee and Ross Fisher.

Of the four Indians in fray, Jeev will spearhead the challenge in the event that features players like Woods, Phil Mickelson, Padraig Harrington, Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia, Geoff Ogilvy and Yang Yong-eun.

Jeev booked his ticket to the showpiece event courtesy his victory in the Golf Nippon Series JT Cup last December. Randhawa, on the other hand, made it to Asia's first WGC event as a result of his triumph at the Asian Tour's Singha Thailand Open earlier this year.

Bhullar made the cut with his win at the Indonesia President Invitational (Asian Tour) in July 2009 while Muniyappa's landmark victory at the Indian Open last month opened the door for him.

Topics : Golf Jeev Milkha Singh S.S.P. Chowrasia
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