Indian star Shubhankar returns to join local golfers Chikkarangappa, Khalin Joshi, Viraj Madappa, Aman Raj and Udayan Mane
Bengaluru, February 10: The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) will be staging the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2020 Presented by Eagleton – The Golf Resort, its second event of the 2020 season, at the magnificent Eagleton – The Golf Resort, situated close to Bengaluru, from February 11 – 14. The tournament carries a prize purse of Rs. 30 lakh.
Indian star and European Tour regular Shubhankar Sharma will be the star attraction at the tournament. Shubhankar, a two-time winner on the European Tour, the 2018 Asian Tour Order of Merit champion and the second-highest ranked Indian in the world at 264, returns to play on the PGTI after a year. Shubhankar is the defending champion at the event as he had won the previous PGTI Players Championship Presented by Eagleton – The Golf Resort held in February 2016.
The other leading Indian names in the field this week are those of Asian Tour regulars Chikkarangappa, Khalin Joshi, Viraj Madappa and Aman Raj. Udayan Mane, who jumped from 417 to a career-best 303 in the world rankings as a result of his second back-to-back title on the PGTI in Hyderabad last week, is also part of the field.
Former Indian hockey captain Dilip Tirkey will be playing his second event as a professional at Eagleton this week. Tirkey, a three-time Olympian and 1998 Asian Games gold medalist, had last month played the PGTI Qualifying School 2020 in Ahmedabad.