PGTI Tour set to resume in Hyderabad; Srinagar back on Tour map

The combined 2020-2021 season has so far witnessed 10 tournaments, seven of which were staged between November last year to March 2021, after the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Representative Image: Ten events are scheduled to be played between September to December with the season resuming with the Golconda Masters Telangana Open, which will be played at the Hyderabad Golf Club from September 2-5.   -  Getty Images

With the grip of the pandemic loosening partially, the domestic golf events are set to resume with a prize-fund of a whopping Rs. 6.60 crore spread over 10 events during the remainder of the year.

The announcement came at a PGTI press conference addressed by its CEO Uttam Singh Mundy and Board Member former cricketer Kapil Dev here on Thursday.

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“We held seven events on the Tour before the second wave of Covid forced us to stop. In June this year, our PGTI team got together and reviewed the situation. I am so glad that we have two Tour partners on board - American Express and Amrutanjan Health Care Limited. We will resume the action in Hyderabad on September 2,” said Mundy.

“We, at the PGTI, are extremely happy to have Srinagar back on our Tour map after seven years, with the J&K Open next month," he said.

Kapil Dev was particularly excited about Srinagar’s picturesque Royal Springs Golf course and said, “It is such a beautiful course that I can play all day, not just 18 holes but over 40 holes from morning till evening.”

The schedule

September 2-5: Rs. 40-lakh Golconda Masters Telangana Open (Hyderabad)
Sept. 8-11: Rs. 50-lakh Tata Steel PGTI Players Championship (Panchkula)

Sept. 15-18: Rs. 40-lakh J&K Open (Srinagar)

Oct. 5-8: Rs. 50-lakh Tata Steel PGTI Players Championship (Delhi)

Oct. 12-18: Rs. 50-lakh Jaipur Open (Jaipur)

Oct. 25-31: Rs. 60-lakh IndianOil Servo Masters  (Digboi)

Nov. 11-14: Rs. 1.50-crore Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational (Chandigarh)

Nov. 25-28: Rs. 40-lakh ICC-RCGC Open Golf Championship (Kolkata)

December 1-4: Rs. 40 lakh Pune Open (Pune)

Dec. 16-19: Rs. 1.50 crore Tata Steel Tour Championship (Jamshedpur)

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