‘Rusty’ Atwal shoots 2-under 70, lies 68th


Detroit (US), July 3

Returning to competitive golf after four months, India’s Arjun Atwal opened his campaign at the Rocket Mortgage Classic with a 2-under 70 in the first round.

Atwal was tied-68th, five shots behind the leaders, Doc Redman, Scott Stallings and Kevin Kisner. Six players carded 66s on Thursday.

Sure I missed some small ones, but also made a few long putts. I guess a bit of rust. But I will take this considering how long I have not played — Arjun Atwal

Atwal had birdies on the 4th, 7th, 10th, 13th and 15th holes, and bogeys on the 2nd, 11th and 18th holes.

“I had a great hole-out from a bunker almost 40 feet away for a birdie on par-3 15th. That was pretty special as I couldn’t see the green or see the ball go in,” said Atwal.

“Sure I missed some small ones, but also made a few long putts. I guess a bit of rust. But I will take this considering how long I have not played.” — PTI

Indian Open cancelled due to Covid-19

New Delhi: Hero Indian Open, the biggest golf tournament the country hosts, was today cancelled owing to the Covid-19 pandemic. The tournament, co-sanctioned by the European Tour, was earlier scheduled to be held from March 19 to 22 in Gurugram but was postponed. The women’s Indian Open was also cancelled on Tuesday due to the pandemic. PTI





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