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Delhi NCR Open Golf Championship to tee off on March 16

  • Top names in the field include Rashid Khan, Udayan Mane, Chikkarangappa, Rahil Gangjee, Ajeetesh Sandhu, Viraj Madappa, Khalin Joshi, Karandeep Kochha

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New Delhi: The TATA Steel Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) and Prometheus School, Noida, will be jointly staging the Prometheus School – Delhi-NCR Open Golf Championship 2021. The tournament is scheduled to be played at the scenic Golden Greens Golf Club in Gurugram from March 16th – 19th, 2021. The Pro-Am event will be staged on March 20. The tournament, the 10th event of the 2020-21 PGTI season, carries a prize purse of Rs. 30 lakh.

The third edition of the Delhi-NCR Open Golf Championship is supported by Prometheus School, Noida, which is the Presenting Partner and Gujarat Tourism which is the Associate Partner for the event.

The tournament is set to feature some of the top Indian professionals such as international winners Rashid Khan, Rahil Gangjee, Ajeetesh Sandhu, Chikkarangappa, Viraj Madappa and Khalin Joshi along with 10-time PGTI winner Udayan Mane and PGTI Order of Merit leader Karandeep Kochhar.

The race for qualification to this year’s Tokyo Olympics has entered an exciting phase with just over three months remaining in the cut-off date for qualification which is 21st June, 2021. The four highest-ranked Indians in the world – Rashid Khan (306), Udayan Mane (317), Karandeep Kochhar (348) and Chikkarangappa (349) – are all competing at the Prometheus School Presents Delhi-NCR Open Golf Championship 2021. The tournament thus provides all of these Olympic hopefuls a great opportunity to earn Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) points with top performances and in turn improve their chances of qualification for the Olympics.

Mr. Kapil Dev, said, “I thank PGTI for allowing me to be a part of their board. I am extremely happy to be a part of PGTI and will do my best to promote Golf as a sport that is doing well and has the potential to become one of the most coveted tours in sports. The media plays such an important role in the sporting world and it is up to all of us to promote other sports including Golf. I wish PGTI good luck for the upcoming events.”

“First of all, welcome to the King of Golf to PGTI on the onset of the Delhi NCR Open and wish all the players a really good week. PGTI is the only federation that is currently conducting the Asian Leg and I’m going to be playing close to 35-40 weeks of tour in the next year. As a golfer im very fortunate to have picked up this game, not many athletes have an opportunity to play a sport after 40 but Golf is the only sport that is allowing me to do this,” said Jeev Milkha Singh.

Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI, said, “The Delhi-NCR Open Golf Championship has emerged as one of the most highly anticipated events on the PGTI calendar since its inception in 2018. We thank Prometheus School for coming on board as Presenting Partner and Gujarat Tourism for being the Associate Partner for the third edition of the Delhi-NCR Open Golf Championship. The PGTI appreciates the outstanding work being done by Prometheus School in the field of education and we also support the school’s vision of nurturing the next generation of global leaders who can thrive anywhere in the world. With a lot of depth in the field we can expect a week of highly competitive golf.”

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