India is the land of culture and diversity, and so is the case with sports and games. In India, so many sports and games are played and have brought great fame to the country. However, Golf is not as popular as cricket, but golf has its own importance. Labeled as the richest men sport, but it has a lot more to offer. There are so many precious gems in Golf that have made India proud by bringing many medals and laurates.
The Golf Players of India have made golf popular. They have revolutionized Indian golf through their impressive game on the national and international levels. From Golf being consisted of the 2016 Rio Olympics, Golf has been growing from strength to strength in so many parts of the country and world. This all is not at all possible without the exemplary golf players.
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Anirban Lahiri, born in the year 1987, became a golf player in 2007 and was also a part of the 2008 Asian Tour in the year 2008. Awarded with the Arjuna Award in the year 2014, Anirban Lahiri is a star player of golf. Lahiri is one of the best golf players in the world has secured 308 positions in the world. Three weeks and two titles have propelled Lahiri into the top 50 in the world after starting with the 64th position at the beginning of the year. Lahiri also secured the Maybank Malaysian Open after being four shots behind the leader. With three years of secured European status, Anirban Lahiri is India’s best golf player to have a PGA Tour representative.
Moreover, in February of 2015, Anirban Lahiri also won the European Tour at the Malaysian Open for the first time. Also, Lahiri got into the Presidents Cup squad in 2015, being the first Indian Golf player to earn this honor. Consequently, in 2016, Lahiri also qualified for the Rio Olympics and earned a spot from himself among the 60 players to compete in the Olympics. The day is not very far when this precious gem of the Indian golf field will bring more and more fame to Indian Golf.
JEEV MILKHA SINGH
One of the greatest Golf plyers in India, Jeev Milkha Singh, is the first Indian to make the top 50 goals. The son of one of the greatest Indian athletes Milkha Singh, Jeev Milkha Singh, has proved India at every step. Born in the year 1971, and has made every Indian proud with his performance as an Indian Golf player. He has grabbed so many achievements as an Indian golf player.
He has established Indian sports to the very next level. Jeev Milkha is the first Indian Golf player to earn the European Tour. Also, Jeev Milkha Singh ranked 12th in the year 2008 European Tour Tournament. Jeev Milkha Singh is also the recipient of Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2007.
Another precious Indian Golf player that has made the country proud is none other than Arjun Atwal. His passion for golf got developed in him since his childhood. Arun Atwal is the first Indian player to play in the US PG Tour. And after this tournament, he gained recognition as an Indian golf player in the whole world. Also, he is the first Indian player to exceed the US 1 million$ in career earnings. He is also the first Indian Golf player to top the Asian order of merit in 2003.
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The second-highest-ranked Indian Golf player globally, Jyoti Randhawa is indeed a gem for Indian Golf History. Born in 1972, and became obsessed with Golf in 1986 by winning the title of National sub-junior title. Jyoti Randhawa is also a winner of the Hero Honda Masters Championship in the years 1988 and 1999. Moreover, Jyoti Randhawa is the first Indian Golf player to win the Order of Merit title in Asia in 2002. It doesn’t stop here; Jyoti Randhawa is also the second Indian Golf player to rank amongst the top 100 in the world of Golf rankings. Jyoti has eight Asian Tour titles, including the historic victories at the Volvo Masters and Singapore Opens.
Another Indian Golf player that has made the country proud is Shiv Chawrasia. He had worked as a caddie on the Royal Calcutta Golf Club before he professionally started his career in Golf. Shiv Chawrasia has secured the 171st position in the World, is the second-highest ranked golf Indian golf player in India, and earned two European titles. Also, he is the winner of Panasonic Indian Open and Avantha Masters.
The young and precious gem for the Indian Golf Shubhankar Sharma is from Jhansi and has got his training in golf from a renowned coach, Jesse Grewal. He is the younger Indian Golf player awarded the Arjuna Award in 2018. He is still in his initial years in International Golf. Still, his techniques and efforts have already made us believe that the day is not so far when he will be among the big names of Indian Golf players. Shubhankar Sharma is the highest-ranked Indian golf player in the owner standings as of October 2019.
One of the youngest Indian golf players of just 24 years has made the country proud of his spectacular golf performance. He was part of the team that won a silver medal in the Asian Games in 2014. He has been ranked at 208 in the world for his skills and plying capabilities. Moreover, in an interview, Anirban Lahiri called him the best upcoming talent in the country. The talent of these Indian Golf players is prospering day by day, and soon he will be bringing a lot of fame to our country for sure!