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While Tiger Woods, Rory Mcllroy, Phil Mickelson may be known as legends in the game of golf, India too has a contingent of its own. It contains a list of players that deserve not awards or prizes but accolades at the least. These players are also each solely responsible for the growing popularity of golf in the country.
A history-maker in the game of golf, he is an army brat who started playing professional golf in the year of 2007. After winning several home tournaments, his career took a stride in 2012, when he first won his international event. He has since won at least one international event since. He is also an Arjuna Award awardee.
A list of best Indian players does not go fulfilled without mentioning Jeev’s name. He is the son of the legendary Milkha Singh. Jeev was the first Indian golfer to mark his name amongst the Top 100 Official World Golf Rankings. His greatest achievement was on the European Tour in 2006. He also finished on the ninth spot at the PGA Championship in 2008.
Jyoti won the Asian Tour eight times between 1998 and 2009. He has also achieved great results in the European Tour when he tied second in the 2004 Johnnie Walker Classic. He is also inclined towards adventure sports that include shooting, biking, diving, etc. He also won the Arjuna Award in 2005.
Arjun was the first man to win a million US dollars (75 crores INR) after winning the Hero Honda Masters in India. After Jeev Milkha Singh, he became the second player from India to have made an entry into the European Tour. He also notched up a five-stroke victory at the 2002 Caltex Singapore Masters organized by European and Asian Tours.
At a tender age of 23, he was the youngest golfer to win the Arjuna Award in 2018. At a young age, he has proved himself time and again across his Asian Tours, European Tours, and International Golf Rankings. He is also the highest-ranked Indian golfer in the Official Golf Rankings. He won the tri-sanctioned Joburg Open title in December 2017 at an age of 21, to become the youngest Indian to do so.
We at Asian Sports hold a special place in our hearts for these players. We continue to bow to them for their contribution to the humble sport of Golf and the pride they bring to the country. We hope that you find this list inspiring and embark on your own journey of Golf.
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