Golf is riding a wave of huge popularity in India right now thanks to the emergence of such stars as Shubhankar Sharma and Aditi Ashok, who are taking their place alongside the likes of Shiv Kapur, Anirban Lahiri and Jeev Milkha Singh as household names.
Fans of the game can get their fill at the renovated Delhi Golf Club this month as the Asian Tour superstars come to town for the second edition of The DGC Open from March 16-19.
Kapur and fellow Indian SSP Chawrasia will be among those flying the flag for the home nation in the $750,000 tournament, which was won last year by Thailand’s Nitithorn Thippong, who just held off India’s own Ajeetesh Sandhu in a playoff to end hopes of an inaugural home champion.
Gary Player was brought in to redesign the Lodhi Course and bring it up to world-class standards, without changing the basic nature of the course, and will now set the scene for another memorable DGC Open. A field of 132 players, with players from around 25 countries, is expected.