Press-Release: TAKE Sports and the TATA Steel Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) will be staging the third edition of the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational Presented by TAKE Sports at the esteemed Chandigarh Golf Club from December 3 – 6, 2020. The main event will be preceded by the Pro-Am event on December 2.
The tournament had been jointly launched by TAKE Sports and TATA Steel PGTI in 2018 as a gesture to honour Indian golfing legend Jeev Milkha Singh.
The much-anticipated tournament will be staged at Jeev’s home course, the Chandigarh Golf Club, for the third year in succession and will offer an attractive prize purse of Rs. 1.5 crore. The field will feature 120 participants.
The star-studded field for the tournament this year is one of the strongest Chandigarh has ever witnessed as the who’s who of Indian golf will be there including event host Jeev Milkha Singh, PGA Tour regular Anirban Lahiri, European Tour regulars Gaganjeet Bhullar and SSP Chawrasia, and Asian Tour regulars Jyoti Randhawa, Rashid Khan and former champion Chikkarangappa, to name a few. Anirban Lahiri will be playing his first PGTI event in over six years. Lahiri last played on the tour in 2014.
The foreign challenge will be led by the Bangladesh duo of Md Zamal Hossain Mollah and Badal Hossain.
The legendary Jeev Milkha Singh is the first Indian professional golfer to have a PGTI event named after him. Jeev conquered uncharted territory over two decades back when he became one of the first Indian golfers to taste success at the international level. Since then he has added many more firsts and Indian records to his name.
Jeev has the rare distinction of being the only Indian to have won the Asian Tour Order of Merit twice (in 2006 & 2008). He has won multiple titles on the European Tour, Japan Golf Tour, and Asian Tour and has 14 Major appearances to his name. Jeev has also achieved a career-high world ranking of 28, an Indian record.
Tournament host Jeev Milkha Singh said, “I’m really excited about hosting the third edition of the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational Presented by TAKE Sports. I couldn’t have asked for better finishes over the last two years as both the previous editions ended with playoffs. The tournament has also had very strong fields and good scoring in the past. Hopefully, we’ll get to witness an even more enthralling and successful event this year.
Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI, said, “We eagerly look forward to staging the third edition of the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational Presented by TAKE Sports, one of TATA Steel PGTI’s marquee events. The first two editions of the tournament exceeded expectations with memorable playoff finishes. We can expect another fascinating week of golf this year with a number of India’s international stars participating in the event.
Mr. S S Sandhu, President, Chandigarh Golf Club, said, “Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational Presented by TAKE Sports is one of the most prestigious events on the PGTI and we at Chandigarh Golf Club are proud to host it. The golf course is playing in its prime condition and as a testimony of it, we had a 10-under-62 score by Sunit Chowrasia in the recently concluded PGTI event which was a new course record. As always the city’s golf fans and juniors look forward to seeing the best talent in the country playing on their home course.”Posted on: 2020 Dec 2 Wed