Royal Troon (UK), August 19
Left-handed Diksha Dagar is planning to maintain issues easy as an alternative of attempting too laborious as she will get prepared with Aditi Ashok and Tvesa Malik for the USD 4.5million AIG Women’s Open, beginning on the Royal Troon Golf Club on Thursday.
The trio is about to make historical past as their participation marks the primary time three Indians could have teed off on the identical Major.
Debutant Tvesa would be the first to tee off with Camilla Lennarth and Jennifer Chang at 10.48 am native time, whereas Aditi, whose Major greatest is T-22 at 2018 Women’s Open, is paired with Stephanie Meadow and Austin Ernst for a 11.21 am tee off.
Diksha, 19, goes out at 1.27 pm with Ally Macdonald, Gaby Lopez because the South Ayrshire course hosts its first AIG Women’s Open. It shall be a closed door occasion amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It’s a great honour and opportunity to be playing at the highest level, that’s what we dream and work for. A lot of people have contributed along the journey,” mentioned Diksha.
“Maybe I was too cautious during Scottish Open and tried too hard. I think it would be better if I allow things to happen on the course. I don’t have to do anything new; and just keep things simple. That’s the aim.” Aditi, simply 22, is essentially the most skilled with three LET wins, together with one in her rookie 12 months on the 2016 Hero Women’s Indian Open, and she or he now will get prepared for a 15th Major.
“The course is a bit soft because of the rain the past couple days. I’m excited to be competing in such a historic course. The key for me this week is accuracy off the tee and staying out of the bunkers. Hopefully the wind isn’t too much during the week,” she mentioned.
Tvesa is enjoying her first full season in Europe, although it has been hit by Covid-19. She has one Top-10 on the LET and final week she made the minimize in her maiden begin on the Ladies Scottish Open, co-sanctioned by LPGA.
Tvesa, who was very excited concerning the call-up for her maiden Major, has had a have a look at the Royal Troon alongside together with her buddy and caddie, Kiran Matharu, a Ladies European Tour participant of Indian origin, and who is predicated within the UK.
“The practice round was good. The Course conditions are different from last week and there wasn’t much wind yesterday but they’re expecting very strong wind for the first two days of the tournament. The course is absolutely pure, greens are perfect. I am very excited as I have always dreamt of playing Majors and here I am,” mentioned Tvesa.
The discipline of 144 with 20 Major winners has the world’s greatest seeking to put their title within the historical past books, following within the footsteps of former champions together with Laura Davies, Annika Sörenstam, Catriona Matthew, Georgia Hall and most lately, Hinako Shibuno. PTI