PANCHKULA, Haryana: The TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2022, presented by American Express and hosted by Govt of Haryana & Panchkula Golf Club, got underway here Tuesday.
The Rs 50 lakh prize purse tournament runs through to October 7. The Pro-Am event will be played on October 8.
The Players Championship, being held at the scenic Panchkula Golf Club for the fourth year in succession, is supported by presenting partner American Express, Govt of Haryana and host venue Panchkula Golf Club.
The event features top Indian professionals such as Olympian Udayan Mane, Rashid Khan, PGTI Order of Merit leader Ajeetesh Sandhu, Khalin Joshi, defending champion Chikkarangappa, Manu Gandas, Yuvraj Singh Sandhu and Honey Baisoya, to name a few.
Besides Chandigarh-based golfers Ajeetesh Sandhu and Yuvraj Singh Sandhu, the Tricity will also be represented by prominent names such as Chandigarh’s Abhijit Singh Chadha, Akshay Sharma, Harendra Gupta, Angad Cheema, Amrit Lal, Ranjit Singh, Harmeet Kahlon, Amritinder Singh, Rajiv Kumar Jatiwal as well as Panchkula’s Aadil Bedi and Chandimandir’s Ravi Kumar.
The major foreign names in the field consist of Sri Lankans Mithun Perera, N Thangaraja, Anura Rohana, K Prabagaran, Bangladeshis Jamal Hossain, Badal Hossain, Md Akbar Hossain and Nepal’s Sukra Bahadur Rai.
All the three amateurs in the fray, Arjun Singh Bhatia, Paramraj Singh Sandhu and Brijesh Kumar hail from the Panchkula Golf Club.
The Panchkula Golf Club course has been designed to provide enough challenges both to the top pros and to the weekend golfer. The golf course measuring approximately 135 acres is situated on the banks of river Ghaggar. Every effort is taken to maintain the course at the highest recommended international standards.