Inaugural DGC Open marks the return of the Asian Tour to India

Hosted on the newly renovated Lodhi Course and with a lucrative US $ 500,000 scholarship, this exciting new event will be one of the most significant tournaments of the start of the season in the 2022 Asian Tour program.

“The DGC Open is a new tournament, on a newly renovated Gary Player Design course and in many ways represents a new beginning for everyone involved,” said Manjit Singh, President of the Delhi Golf Club.

“This is an exciting opportunity for Delhi Golf Club to play a key role in bringing international golf tournaments back to India. We believe that setting the wheels in motion is extremely important to restore tournament golf in India and help the game we all love. To commemorate the occasion, Mr. Gary Player himself should be present.

The last time the Asian Tour hosted an event in India, Korean teenager Joohyung Kim won the Panasonic Open India in November 2019. While the same event in October 2018 was the most recent occasion, the Delhi Golf Club hosted an Asian Tour event.

“The DGC Open is a new tournament, on a newly renovated Gary Player Design course and in many ways represents a new beginning for everyone involved. ” – Manjit Singh.

The Open DGC will be promoted by the Delhi Golf Club.

The famous club will strictly adhere to all COVID-19 protocols of the Indian government to ensure a safe environment for players and staff.

“The addition of the Open DGC to our 2022 schedule is a huge boost for the Asian Tour and something we’ve been working very hard on behind the scenes to facilitate,” said Cho Minn Thant, Commissioner and CEO of the Asian Tour.

“The Delhi Golf Club – the epitome of golf in India – has been a regular venue for the Asian Tour for many years. And we are extremely grateful for their continued support, which is especially important to us in these unprecedented times. “

After undergoing a major overhaul in 2019, Lodhi’s much-loved course should pose a different challenge with its redeveloped greens and reshaped bunkers when the Tour returns for the first time since Indian Khalin Joshi claimed his decisive victory there in of the Open Panasonic 2018. India.

The Asian Tour is wrapping up its 2020-21 season with two end-of-season events in Singapore scheduled for this month: the Singapore International and the SMBC Singapore Open.

The Tour resumed play – after a 20-month hiatus caused by the pandemic – in November and December of last year with back-to-back events in Phuket.

Chan Shih-chang from Chinese-Taipei won the Blue Canyon Phuket Championship before Phachara Khongwatmai from Thailand won the Laguna Phuket Championship.

The Tour will release its full 2022 schedule later in January ahead of the opening of the $ 5 million Saudi International season powered by SoftBank Investment Advisers – which will be played at the Royal Greens Golf and Country Club from February 3-6.

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