Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, 12 Dec 2017


  • Top names in the field are Udayan Mane, Shamim Khan, Mukesh Kumar, Om Prakash Chouhan, Mithun Perera

The TATA STEEL Group and PGTI have announced the 16th TATA Open Golf which will be held in Jamshedpur from 14th – 17th December, 2017. The four-day tournament will be hosted at the Golmuri Golf Course in Jamshedpur. The Pro-Am will be played on 13th December, 2017. The event offers a rich prize purse of Rs. 1 crore.

The tournament will feature some of the top Indian professionals such as Udayan Mane, Shamim Khan, Mukesh Kumar, M Dharma, Om Prakash Chouhan, Shankar Das and Amardip Sinh Malik, to name a few. The top foreign players in the field are Sri Lankans Mithun Perera, Anura Rohana, N Thangaraja and K Prabagaran, Kunal Bhasin of Australia and Bangladesh’s Md Zamal Hossain Mollah.

The local challenge will be led by professional Karan Taunk of Jamshedpur. The field also features two leading amateurs from Jamshedpur, Kurush Heerjee and Navtez Singh.

Speaking about the initiative, Mr. Sunil Bhaskaran, Vice President Corporate Services, Tata Steel said “We are pleased to host the 16th Tata Open Golf Pro – Golf event at our Golmuri Golf Course. The event has grown from strength to strength over the years. The golf course has also matured and we are looking forward to witness some very competitive golf.”

Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI, said, “We thank the TATA STEEL Group for partnering with the PGTI in laying a strong foundation for professional golf in India. The 16th edition of the TATA Open promises to bring out the best from the Indian and foreign professionals playing on the PGTI as they strive for the honour of winning the coveted PGTI Order of Merit title. We wish the players all the best.”

The tournament venue, the Golmuri Golf Course, is a lush green, beautiful and very well-maintained golf course which doesn’t allow golfers any room for error.

About Tata Steel 

Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 27 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) as on March 31, 2017. It is the world's second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $18.12 billion (INR 117,420 crore) in FY17. Tata Steel Group is spread across five continents with an employee base of nearly 74,000. Having bagged the Deming Application Prize and Deming Grand Prize for continuous improvement in 2008 and 2012 respectively, Tata Steel has now been recognised as the global ‘Industry Leader’ in ‘Steel category’ by Dow Jones Sustainability Index (2015). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has also been felicitated with several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2013-14 (received in 2017), Best Risk Management by CNBC TV18 (2016), ‘Best-in-class Manufacturing’ award from TIME India (2016) and the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from the Ethisphere Institute (2016), IIM Sustainability Award (2015), among several others.
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About PGTI:

Formed in 2006, Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) is the recognised official body of professional golf in India. PGTI's objective is to promote professional golf in the country, as well as to give players an opportunity to be involved in the decision making on all aspects of the game. Headed by Mr. Gautam Thapar (President), PGTI's governing body comprises leading Indian golf professionals. PGTI currently has over 300 members.

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