From the majestic Swiss Alps to the historic Delhi Golf Club, stars from the Asian Tour have blazed a trail of glory to reinforce the rise of the game in the Far East with India's Anirban Lahiri being among the top performers.
Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri's purple patch continued as he clinched the Hero Indian Open after a thrilling fight at the play-off with overnight leader SSP Chowrasia on a pulsating day at the prestigious Delhi Golf Club here on Sunday.
Anirban Lahiri will be among the strong contenders at what can be considered his happy hunting ground when he leads the Indian charge at the Asian and European Tour co-sanctioned Hero Indian Open golf tournament starting here tomorrow.
Bangladeshi Siddikur Rahman is looking forward to a return to his favourite hunting ground at the Delhi Golf Club (DGC) next week, a venue which has rewarded him with a string of top results including an emphatic victory at the 2013 Indian Open.
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.
Indian golfers, including inform Anirban Lahiri, will be a major force to reckon with at the 51st Hero Indian Open which will held at the prestigious Delhi Golf Club for the 27th time, starting on February 19.
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.
France's Gwladys Nocera birdied the final three holes on her way to a dream start with a 9-under 64 to lead in the first round of the US300,000 Hero Women's India Open at the par-73 Delhi Golf Club, here on Thursday.
The tree-lined narrow Delhi Golf Club (DGC) course is ready to host the likes of Thidapa Suwannapura, Carlota Ciganda, Gwladys Nocera, Vani Kapoor and Sharmila Nicollet for the eighth edition of the Hero Women’s Indian Open to be held here Dec 4-6.
In the wake of Sports Ministry's diktat of not to extend financial help to athletes who prefer professional commitment over representing India, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on Thursday insisted her first priority would always be to play for the country.