Italy’s Ryder Cup star Molinari top draw at Indian OpenSeptember 21st, 2011 - 9:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Italy’s Ryder Cup star Edoardo Molinari will be the top draw at the $1.25 million Hero Indian Open golf to be played at the historical Delhi Golf Club from October 13-16.
India’s top golfer Jeev Milkha Singh is likely to miss the action but the presence of Kolkata boy S.S.P. Chowrasia, the current leader on the Asian Tour Order of Merit, as also Gaganjeet Bhullar, Anirban Lahiri and Himmat Rai should make it an interesting contest.
The organisers, however, said that Jeev is still on the list of golfers registered for the tournament.
“His name is still there on the list of registered golfers and he can’t be considered out till the time he withdraws from there,” title sponsor Hero Group’s Head of Marketing Anil Dua said.
Molinari, the World No.53, will be looking for his third win in the Far East at the 48th Indian Open. The 30-year-old, who along with his brother Francesco, who is world No.29, guided Italy to the World Cup title, was part of the victorious European Ryder Cup team last year.
“I will be coming to India for the first time and I am really looking forward to it. I want to experience the Indian hospitality first hand,” Molinari said in a recorded message at the trophy unveiling ceremony of the event.
Molinari last year won two European Tour titles — Barclays Scottish Open and the Johnnie Walker Championship.
The 2011 edition will also see Ali Sher celebrating his 20th anniversary of India’s first international win by a professional at the Indian Open.
Defending champion Rikard Karlberg of Sweden will also be seen in action alongside other Asian stars like Thaworn Wiratchant and Thongchai Jaidee.
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