A late bogey was the only blemish in SSP Chowrasia's card as the Indian golfer turned in a sedate two-under 69 on the third day to jump to a two-stroke lead over defending champion Siddikur Rahman after the penultimate round of the Hero Indian Open, here on Saturday.
Anirban Lahiri gave himself a fair chance to chase Order of Merit leader, David Lipsky as he Indian fired a superb five-under 66 to make amends for his first round 74 at the BANK BRI Indonesia Open on Friday.
Anirban Lahiri battled fatigue and rivals at the same time and ended in a tie for fourth after being just one spot away from the top overnight at the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (TPC) on Sunday.
PGA Tour champions Daniel Chopra of Sweden and India’s Arjun Atwal, who is also a double Malaysian Open winner, will be amongst a star-studded cast at the Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters next week.
Former winner at Wyndham Championships, Arjun Atwal, in only his second start of the year on PGA Tour, had a bad beginning with a round of one-over 71 in the first of the 2014 Wyndham Championship here.
Star golfer Tiger Woods, who is all set to arrive in New Delhi on Tuesday, said that his dream of visiting India will finally be realized as his "friend" Arjun Atwal has been requesting him to visit the country for some time.
In a career spanning over 20 years, two-time PGA tour winner Daniel Chopra feels he has "under-achieved" but after regaining his 2014 PGA tour card, the Indian-born Swede golfer is now looking for something "spectacular" in the season ahead.
Retiring cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar is the greatest sportsperson that India has ever produced and his "super human" mental strength is "god-like", feels two-time PGA Tour winner golfer Daniel Chopra, who is currently playing in the Indian Open.
Daniel Chopra, who has a head cover depicting Yoda, the iconic character of Star Wars, carded a second successive three-under 68 to move to six-under 138 and into tied second even as Arjun Atwal missed the cut at the end of the second round of the Stadion Classic here.