Shiv Kapur celebrated his 33rd birthday in style with a flawless six-under 66 that put him in a good position at the end of the first round of the inaugural US$2 million True Thailand Classic here on Thursday.
Former winners Arjun Atwal, Jyoti Randhawa and Anirban Lahiri will lead the host country's challenge in the 51st Hero Indian Open which will also see Chinese star Liang Wen-chong returning to the event for the first time since his memorable victory in the 2008 edition.
A strong contingent from Europe besides some top Asian Tour golfers are set to see in action at the 2015 Hero Indian Open, which has become a co-sanctioned event between European and Asian Tours for the first time, from February 19 to 22 here.
Having returned to the winner's circle last month after a frustrating four-year title drought, ace India golfer Arjun Atwal will feature in the USD 1.5 million Hero Indian Open with renewed confidence when the action begins here at the Delhi Golf Club from February 19-22.
Left to nurse injuries for better part of the year going by, celebrated American golfer Tiger Woods said his close friend Arjun Atwal's Asian Tour triumph and a sponsorship deal with the Hero Group counted among the high points of 2014 for him.
Delhi lad Rashid Khan equalled the Royal Calcutta Golf Club course record with a phenomenal nine-under 63 to jump to second place from overnight tied 14th on day two of the McLeod Russel Tour Championship here on Friday.
It will be a special homecoming for Indian golfer Arjun Atwal, who recently won the Dubai Open, when he tees off at the prestigious Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) for the Rs 1.5 crore McLeod Russel Tour Championship, here on Thursday.
Veteran Indian golfer Arjun Atwal Sunday ended a frustrating four-year title drought by winning the inaugural Dubai Open by one stroke after South Korean teenager Wang Jeung-hun bogeyed the final hole at the par-72 Els Club Dubai here.
Gaganjeet Bhullar, who was forced to take a nearly three-month break due to injury, got off to a steady start with a three-under 69 to remain at 10th spot at the inaugural Dubai Open despite a late double bogey at the Els Club, Dubai, here on Thursday.
A four-birdie streak on his first nine saw Arjun Atwal (68) reach tied 15th spot alongside Rashid Khan (71) at four-under 140 at the midway stage of the USD 1 million Resorts World Manila Masters here on Friday.