Harpal Singh Bedi
New Delhi: Top Indian stars, along with leading professionals of Asian continent will be seen in action in the new US$300,000 Prize money Golf tournament to be played at the Classic Golf and Country Club near here from September 12-15.
The International Championship is sanctioned by the Asian Tour and Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) and will feature an exciting mix of established stars, promising talents from the Asian Tour as well as home grown ones from the PGTI as they vie for honours at the first Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course in South Asia.
The ‘Classic’ as it is often referred to has also hosted two Indian Opens in 2000 and 2001 and in 2009 it hosted the SAIL Open and when Thailand’s Chapchai Nirat recorded the world’s lowest 72-hole score with a 32-under-par to win the third of his four Asian Tour titles. Over the past few years, it has also played host to several tournaments on the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI).
CEO of PGTI Uttam Mundy opined “Indian golf is on the rise today and the staging of the Classic Golf and Country Club International Championship will allow our players to compete on a bigger stage.
“The Classic Golf and Country Club International Championship will give them a great chance to compete and showcase their talents. I am confident the Classic Golf and Country Club International Championship will be a huge success.”
Cho Minn Thant, Commissioner and CEO of the Asian Tour said, “We are looking forward to the Classic Golf and Country Club International Championship as it gives our members another playing opportunity that allows them to gain valuable experience and have a potentially career-inspiring week.
“Apart from having our best players compete for some of the bigger prize purses on Tour, full-field events such as the Classic Golf and Country Club International Championship will also provide our emerging talents with the opportunity to shoot for glory and aim for their breakthrough on the Asian Tour.”
The host venue comprises an 18-Hole Signature Championship Course as well as a 9-Hole Signature Canyon Course.