TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2022 presented by Chandigarh Golf Club tees off on April 12
Field to feature Udayan Mane, Khalin Joshi, Karandeep Kochhar, Honey Baisoya, Yuvraj Singh Sandhu, Kshitij Naveed Kaul, Abhijit Singh Chadha, Akshay Sharma; Prize Purse of Rs. 50 lakh
The TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2022 presented by Chandigarh Golf Club will be played from April 12 – 15 at the Chandigarh Golf Club. The tournament carries a prize purse of Rs. 50 lakh. The Pro-Am event will be staged on April 16.
Gujarat Tourism is the Associate Partner for the event.
The field of 126 players includes 123 professionals and three amateurs. The leading Indian professionals in the fray are Udayan Mane, Khalin Joshi, defending champion Karandeep Kochhar, Honey Baisoya, Yuvraj Singh Sandhu, Kshitij Naveed Kaul, Manu Gandas, Abhijit Singh Chadha, Akshay Sharma and Aadil Bedi, to name a few. Local lad Yuvraj Singh Sandhu, currently ranked second on the TATA Steel PGTI Order of Merit, is the highest-ranked player on the Order of Merit among those participating in the event.
The foreign challenge will be led by Sri Lankans Mithun Perera, N Thangaraja and Anura Rohana, Bangladeshis Md Zamal Hossain Mollah, Badal Hossain, Md Akbar Hossain, Md Sayum, Md Muaj and Md Somrat Sikdar as well as Nepal’s Sukra Bahadur Rai.
Besides Karandeep Kochhar, Yuvraj Singh Sandhu, Abhijit Singh Chadha, Akshay Sharma and Aadil Bedi, the other top golfers from Chandigarh Tricity participating in the event include Angad Cheema, Harendra Gupta, Harmeet Kahlon, Amandeep Johl, Gurbaaz Mann, Ranjit Singh and Amritinder Singh.
Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI, said, “We thank Chandigarh Golf Club for their support in helping establish the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship as a regular feature in Chandigarh. We also thank Gujarat Tourism for coming on board as the Associate Partner for the event. The Chandigarh Golf Club has always produced fascinating finishes. We now look forward to another intense week of competition.”
Col. H S Chahal, President, Chandigarh Golf Club, said, “The Chandigarh Golf Club is proud to host the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship from 12th to 15th April 2022. The City Beautiful will host the finest golfers from across the country and this tournament will not only encourage young golfers from the region to emulate these leading professionals but will also give an opportunity to sportsmen of the city to watch some fine golf on the hallowed greens of the Chandigarh Golf Club.”
Mr. K S Sibia, Captain, Chandigarh Golf Club, said, “We're happy to host the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship. The Chandigarh Golf Club has been a nursery for Indian professional golf having produced many players of international repute such as Jeev Milkha Singh, Harmeet Kahlon, Uttam Singh Mundy, Amandeep Johl, Amritinder Singh, Ajeetesh Sandhu and Sujjan Singh, Gurbaaz Mann and A S Lehal, to name a few. It is our endeavour to continue the tradition of churning out champion golfers from Chandigarh with the staging of events such as the PGTI Players Championship. The course is in immaculate condition and will test the skills of the best golfers in the country during the event. As we have a strong field this week we expect the record for the lowest winning total at Chandigarh Golf Club which currently stands at 20-under 268, to be broken.”
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