India's Arjun Atwal scores 6 under 66 in round 3 of Rocket Mortgage Classic

India's Arjun Atwal scores 6 under 66 in round 3 of Rocket Mortgage Classic

Arjun Atwal was on fire today as he hammered 7 birdies and one eagle in round 3.

In round two, Atwal got a good score of three under par and today he stumbled, when he got a bogey of the second hole but after that Atwal rarely got a loose shot as the West Bengal born golfer got his first birdie of the day in hole 3 and from there on it was never looking back as he got two more birdies and one eagle to end first nine at -4. Now, first nine's four under par helped him to jump 43 places high to T12 from round two's T55.
 
Atwal missed birdies in first two holes (hole 10 and 11) of second nine and his first birdie of second nine came in the 12th hole followed by one more in 14th hole and for the next two holes, Atwal got even-par scores to stay at eleven under par for a T3.

The most amazing thing happened in the very next hole (17), when Atwal got his seventh birdie of the round which boosted him to move in the top of the leaderboards at T1 and for the first time in a while, Atwal was leading in a PGA Tour event and in just 17 holes, his score improved rapidly from round two's -3 to -7 which was fantastic.

Now, Atwal twice got bogey in final hole of round one and two so, the biggest fear of his fans came true in round three's hole 18, when he got a bogey in the final hole and for the third successive time, Atwal ended his round with a bogey and due to this, Atwal slipped sixteen places back to T17 from leading the tournament and finishing round three at 6 under 66 for a total score of -11.
Arjun Atwal might go up in leaderboard because still a large no. of players are completing their rounds so, his current position of T17 might improve as the round progresses.
 
In 2004, Arjun Atwal made history when, he became the first Indian origin golfer to get a PGA Tour card and 6 years later, he became the first Indian golfer to win a PGA Tour event (Wyndham Championship 2010) and today, 10 years later, after his maiden victory, Atwal has a great opportunity to create history by becoming two-time PGA Tour winner.

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July 05, 2020 - By Dhruv Trivedi

Former Cricketers Kapil Dev and Murali Kartik to play a golf exhibition match at Delhi Golf Club

Former Cricketers Kapil Dev and Murali Kartik to play a golf exhibition match at Delhi Golf Club

Delhi Golf Club to host an 18-hole COVID Relief Exhibition Golf Match on 11 July. 

The event is supported by NGO Magic Bus and Chennai based golf administrator Dilip Thomas is the lead donor for this fundraiser. The exhibition match will feature four players from two sports, playing as partners and the four sports person are:

Cricket:
1. Kapil Dev
2. Murali Kartik

Golf:
1. Shubhankar Sharma
2. Gaganjeet Bhuller.

Even though Kapil Dev and Murali Kartik are former cricketers still, they are very much into Golf.
Kapil Dev a member at DGC, is playing golf regularly after retiring from cricket in 1994 and last year, he won an event in AVT Champions tour and also played an exhibition match with West Indies cricketing legend Brian Lara on the same course.
Murali Kartik who played professional cricket for India from 2000 to 2007 has found a new passion for golf and like Kapil Dev, he also plays golf frequently.

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June 07, 2020 - By Dhruv Trivedi

Golfers Rashid Khan, Aditi Ashok and Diksha Dagar are nominated for Arjuna Award

Golfers Rashid Khan, Aditi Ashok and Diksha Dagar are nominated for Arjuna Award

Recently, the Indian Golf Union recommended three golf players for Arjuna Award.

The three players are:

1. Rashid khan


(Photo Credit: Asian Tour). 

2. Aditi Ashok

(Photo Credit: Getty Images).

3. Diksha Dagar

(Photo Credit: Golfing India). 

Generally, the IGU selects three players from top tours of Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) and Women’s Golf Association of India (WGAI) for Annual Sports Awards which are held on 29th August every year.

Over the years, Rashid Khan has achieved so, much for the country and 2019 was an amazing season for Rashid, where he got 14 top-ten finishes and won two PGTI tournaments (Chittagong Open and Players Championship). Aditi Ashok is one of the brightest talents in female golf and has won three events in Ladies European Tour after making LET debut at age 18.
Currently, at age 22, she has already won so many tournaments and has played all five women, majors. On the other hand, Diksha Dagar is no less as she has won numerous national and international events and like Aditi, she has also won an event in Ladies European Tour.

Till date, 17 golfers have won the prestigious Arjuna award and the last golfer to win this award was Shubhankar Sharma in 2018.

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June 05, 2020 - By Dhruv Trivedi

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