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Tata Open Golf to kick off on 15th December with a prize money of Rs 75 lakh

Jamshedpur, Dec. 13: The Tata Steel Group and PGTI have announced the 15th Tata Open Golf which will be held in Jamshedpur from 15th – 18th December, 2016.

The four-day tournament will be hosted at the Golmuri Golf Course in Jamshedpur. The Pro-Am will be played on 14th December, 2016. The event offers a rich prize purse of Rs. 75 lakhs.

The tournament will feature some of the top Indian professionals such as defending champion Mukesh Kumar, Chikkarangappa, Rashid Khan, Khalin Joshi, Shamim Khan, Shubhankar Sharma, Shankar Das, Honey Baisoya and Ajeetesh Sandhu, to name a few.

The top foreign players in the field are Sri Lankans Mithun Perera, Anura Rohana, K Prabagaran and N Thangaraja, Kunal Bhasin of Australia, Bangladesh’s Md Zamal Hossain Mollah and Nepal’s Toran Bikram Shahi.

The local challenge will be led by professional Karan Taunk of Jamshedpur. The field also features six promising amateurs from Jamshedpur – Aditya Panchamiya, Arush Sabharwal, Dheer Dutta, Kurush Heerjee, Pawan Marwa and Shivam Kamani.

Speaking about the initiative Sunil Bhaskaran, Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel, said, “Come winter and Jamshedpur looks forward to hosting India’s top golfing talent on the occasion of the Tata Open Golf tournament. The event has grown in popularity over the years and the Steel city is delighted with the presence of the golfing stalwarts. Watching them in action, at the new and improved Golmuri Golf Course is a treat. With its commitment to furthering sporting activities, Tata Steel is proud to be associated with this event.”

Uttam Singh Mundy, Director, PGTI, said, “The 15th Tata Open is likely to witness a classic contest as the top professionals in the country look to stake claim to the coveted Rolex Player of the Year title. The added incentive for players to finish inside the top 60 to earn their exemptions for next year’s PGTI season makes the contest even more exciting.

The sustained support of sponsors such as the Tata Steel Group has helped the PGTI build a strong foundation for professional golf in India over the last decade. We thank the Tata Steel Group for their committed support to the sport and look forward to another successful edition of the TATA Open.”

The tournament venue, the Golmuri Golf Course, is a lush green, beautiful and very well-maintained golf course which doesn’t allow golfers any room for error.

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