India’s premier golfer returns to play on the PGTI after a year
The Professional Golf Tour of India had a good start of their 2019 season with Golconda Masters in Hyderabad, which was won by Chikkarangappa S. and he even earned 5 ranking points for his efforts, becoming the first Indian to earn full five points.
PGTI is in Haryana to stage their second event, at the pristine Classic Golf & Country Club, situated in the Nuh District of Haryana, from February 12 – 15. The tournament will carry a prize purse of Rs. 30 lakh.
Shubhankar Sharma played last on the PGTI Tour when he won his 2017 Russel McLeod Tour Championship (24 Dec, 2017) at RCGC, Kolkata, and after that, he never looked back, and continued his winning streak on the European Tour, with his wins at the Joburg Open (Dec 11, 2017) and Maybank Championship(Feb 4, 2018).
Sharma went on to play all the four majors in a year and finished T-9 at the WGC-Mexico Championship, where he is headed to next week. His career took a leap when he won at Maybank Championship which put him top of the Asian Tour’s money list, helping him claim Asia’s No.1 title and Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award on the European Tour. He was even awarded Arjun Award by the President of India for his exemplary representation of the country in sport.
The Jack Nicklaus-designed Classic Golf & Country Club comprises of an 18-hole Signature Championship Course and a 9-hole Signature Canyon Course. The hillocks and knolls of the Aravallis lend themselves ideally to create enticing fairways, cunning greens and engaging waterways, which are enough to quicken any serious golfer’s heart.