TOP INDIAN MALE GOLFERS
We know that India does not have as much craze as cricket for any other sport, but we have many good players of different sports in India. We must appreciate the golfers and create a surrounding where more people will get interested to play this sport and the country will get more gems.
So let’s see some of the incredible male golfers coming from India.
Jeev Milkha Singh
Jeev Singh was born in 1971. He is the son of the very famous athlete Milkha Singh. Jeev is the best Indian Golfer. He was the 1st ever golfer from India who became a member of the European Tour and in 2008 he was ranked number 12 in the European Tour.
In 1999 he was awarded the very prestigious award which is Arjuna Award for Golf and in 2006 he also received CNN-IBN Indian of the Year in the category of sports. In 2007 he achieved Padma Shri which is a very prestigious award.
Anirban is one of the finest Golfers from India. He was born in 1987.He started his career in 2007, and he quickly gained recognition in India. He also took part in the Asian Tour in 2008. He received the Arjuna Award in 2014. He also won the Panasonic Open in 2011.
In 2011 he also won the Panasonic Open. He has been ranked at 308th position currently in the world. He claimed his 1st professional win at European Tour which was held at Malaysia Open, he won over Bernd Wiesberger with one fine stroke.
Our next player is Arjun, who was born in 1973. He was passionate about this sport from a very young age. He got an opportunity to be the first Indian player to participate in the US PGA Tour. He also achieved the Arjuna Award for this sport.
He is the first golfer from India who won the European Tour order which was a merit event. He won a title in the Hero Honda Masters Tournament in the year 2000. In 2002 he also won the Caltex Singapore Masters which took place in Singapore.
Jyoti Randhawa, one of the finest golfers, was born in 1972. Jyoti was the first Golfer who is Indian to be in the top 100 rankings around the globe. He turned into a professional golfer in 1994.
His total professional wins are 23. He also received the prestigious Arjuna Award. In both 1998 and 1999, he was honoured with Hero Honda Masters. He received victories in 2000 at the Indian Open. In 2002 he achieved the Asian PGA Tour Order of Merit and was also awarded the Player of the Year in the PGA Tour.
Last in the list is Shiv Chawrasia, who was born in 1978. He is from Kolkata. He has been ranked 171st position in the world. In 2017 he was also awarded the very prestigious Arjuna Award in this sport.
In 2008, he was honored with the Emaar MGF Masters in India’s Tournament. In 2016 he also won the Hero Indian Open and in the same year, he showed up in Asia in the World Cup.