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Strong field expected at the Hero Indian Open Golf Tournament

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Miguel Angel Jimenez
Miguel Angel Jimenez will lead a strong field at the Indian Open Golf Tournament

New Delhi, January 21 (IANS)

Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez, 21-time champion on the European Tour, will headline a strong field comprising players from Europe and Asia at the February 19-22 $1.5 million Hero Indian Open golf tournament here.

The 51st edition of India's national open, which will be held at the Delhi Golf Club, will also be making its debut on the European Tour from this year, organisers said on Wednesday.

The flamboyant Jimenez has represented Europe in the Ryder Cup on four occasions. The 51-year-old was also the playing captain of the European Team at the inaugural EurAsia Cup in Malaysia last year.

Some of the top stars, including Sidikkur Rahman who won the event in 2013, are expected to feature in the coming edition.

S.S.P. Chowrasia and Anirban Lahiri, who were both tied second and Rashid Khan and Chiragh Kumar, who were tied fourth, on that occasion, are also expected to tee up at the event.

The field is also expected to include the likes of Jeev Milkha Singh, Arjun Atwal and Jyoti Randhawa, the only three-time Indian winner of the Hero Indian Open.

Two-time winner on the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA), Daniel Chopra will also play in the four-day tournament.

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