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Strong international flavor at McLeod Russel Tour Championship

114   //    19 Dec 2017, 15:15 IST

Kolkata, Dec 19 (PTI) The sixth edition of the McLeod Russel Tour Championship, the PGTI's season-ending championship, boasts of a strong international flavor.

The Rs. 1.5 crore event scheduled to be played from December 2124, will witness established names from Australia and Japan tee it up on the hallowed turf of the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC).

Among the foreign professionals, leading the charge would be the Australian duo of Adam Blyth and Daniel Fox and Japans Masahiro Kawamura, all three playing as sponsor invites. The three golfers, making their debut at the RCGC, have a total of four international titles between them.

Adam Blyth, a two-time winner on the PGA Tour of Australasia, has visited India on several occasions before while playing on the Asian Tour. But this is his maiden visit to the city of Kolkata.

The 36-year-old Blyth played the Pro-Am event of the McLeod Russel Tour Championship on Tuesday and relished his first ever outing at the RCGC.

The six-foot-four-inch tall golfer from Brisbane, said, "I'm really excited about competing with some of India's top golfers this week. I had heard a lot of good things from Indian players playing on the Asian Tour about the PGTI, so I was keen to come out here and compete.

"The likes of Jeev Milkha Singh, Arjun Atwal, Anirban Lahiri and SSP Chawrasia have set the benchmark for Indian players. Now there is so much depth in talent here. Indians are winning regularly on the Asian Tour

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