10 years after his large win, Atwal returns to Wyndham


Chandigarh, August 12

Arjun Atwal, certainly one of India’s most embellished golfers, returns to the PGA Tour’s Wyndham Championship this week. It was on the 2010 Wyndham Championship, staged on the Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina, that Atwal turned the primary Indian to seize a PGA Tour title.

The 47-year-old, nonetheless the one Indian to have received on the world’s most prestigious golf tour, has vivid recollections of the day when he additionally earned the excellence of turning into the primary Monday qualifier to win on the PGA Tour in 24 years. “I remember I was really nervous in the moments leading up to the winning putt as I knew that this was my chance at making history,” mentioned Atwal, who had shot scores of 61, 67, 65 and 67 for a 20-under whole to win by one stroke.

“Even though I don’t think too much about past records, I must admit that it does feel very special to be back at the same venue and event and the fact that it’s been 10 years since that win also indicates how much older I am now,” he added.

Joining Atwal shall be Anirban Lahiri, who will finish his five-month lengthy coronavirus-forced break. “It’s been a long, long time,” mentioned Lahiri. “I am hungry and all ready to go. I came to India for the Indian Open and then had to stay back as the Covid outbreak started spreading all over.” — TNS


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