Bengaluru, December 4: The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) will be staging the Indo-MIM Presents Bengaluru Open Golf Championship 2018 at the Karnataka Golf Association from December 6 to 9.
The The Pro-Am tournament which offers a prize purse of Rs. 60 lakh will tee off on December 5.
The tournament, into its second edition, will feature a strong field with some of India’s top professionals participating such as Rashid Khan, Chiragh Kumar, defending champion Udayan Mane and Honey Baisoya, to name a few. A total of 126 players will be competing at the event.
There will be a strong local presence with the likes of Syed Saqib Ahmed, M Dharma and C Muniyappa, all Bengaluru-based professionals, being part of the field. The prominent foreign names in the field include the Sri Lankan quartet of Mithun Perera, Anura Rohana, N Thangaraja and K Prabagaran, Bangladesh’s Md Zamal Hossain Mollah and Australian Kunal Bhasin.
Speaking about the tournament, Mr. Sumit Rathor, Director, Indo-MIM, said, “As a passionate golfer I am delighted that the tournament is being played in my city and my club. My tryst with golf dates back four decades and today, I feel privileged that the organisation I represent is presenting the Open Golf Championship. I look forward to a successful tournament and sincerely hope that more young Indians will take up professional golf.”