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PGTI season kicks off in September with Golconda Masters in Hyderabad

Udayan Mane, who represented India at the Tokyo Olympics, won three PGTI tournaments in the 2020-21 season and was third on the tour’s order of merit. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Udayan Mane, who represented India at the Tokyo Olympics, won three PGTI tournaments in the 2020-21 season and was third on the tour’s order of merit. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Navneet Singh
EXPERT

The four-month-long Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) will commence next month in Telangana. The previous season was called off in March due to the pandemic.

Since the COVID-19 situation has improved, we are seeing sports activities resuming in the country, said PGTI CEO Uttam Singh Mundy.

β€œThe PGTI will follow COVID-19 guidelines to ensure a safe and healthy environment,” said Mundy.

The season will get going with the Golconda Masters Telangana Open from September 2-5. The Hyderabad Golf Club will host the tournament offering a prize money of Rs 40 lakh.

The month of September will see three back-to-back tournaments.

The second leg will be held at the Panchkula Golf Club in Haryana from September 8-11, with a prize money of Rs 50 lakh. The third tournament will be at the Royal Springs Golf Course in Srinagar. The Rs 40 lakh J&K Open will be held from September 15-18.

Three events are scheduled for October: two in northern India and the third in Assam.

The PGTI fourth leg will be played at the Delhi Golf Club from October 5-8. The tournament will offer a prize money of Rs 50 lakh.

The Rambagh Golf Club will host the Rs 40 lakh Jaipur Open from October 12-15. Digboi Golf Links in Assam will conduct the sixth leg from October 25-31, with a prize pool of Rs 60 lakh.

The Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational tournament, the most popular event on the tour, will be held at Chandigarh Golf Club from November 11-14. It will carry a prize purse of Rs 1.5 crore.

The eighth leg will be at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club from November 25-28. The competition will have a prize money of Rs 40 lakh.

The Pune Open Golf Championship 2021 will take place at the Poona Club Golf Course from December 1-4, with a purse of Rs 40 lakh.

The final PGTI tournament will be held in Jamshedpur and carries a prize money of Rs 1.5 crore. The Tata Steel Tour Championship 2021 will be held from December 16-19.

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Edited by Sandeep Banerjee
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