Gill congratulates Atwal for bagging maiden PGA title

Updated: Aug 23, 2010, 17:22 PM IST

New Delhi: Sports Minister MS Gill congratulated Arjun Atwal for becoming the first Indian golfer to clinch a US PGA Tour title.

"I am delighted that Arjun Atwal has this great victory on the PGA Tour. It is truly a remarkable achievement and puts Indian golfers on an even higher level internationally. I want to congratulate him," Gill said in a statement.

The Orlando-based Atwal lifted the Wyndham Championship Trophy in Greensboro, USA yesterday.

The victory at Sedgefield Country Club earned him his status on the PGA Tour for the remainder of this year and the next two years as well after he lost his playing card a few weeks ago.

With this win, Atwal also became the first Monday-qualifier to win on the PGA Tour in 24 years.

PTI