I feel great as it’s one of the toughest courses: SSP Chawrasia

I feel great as it’s one of the toughest courses I’m playing and winning by seven shots, I’m really happy. This is probably my best win of my …

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SSP Chawrasia wins Hero Indian Open 2017

I feel great as it’s one of the toughest courses I’m playing and winning by seven shots, I’m really happy. This is probably my best win of my career as it was a really tough course. This week, I made less mistakes and others made more mistakes.

THE WEEK

I’m not comfortable on the course, I’m nervous on every single shot. When I finished the (third) round, I knew I had a few shots lead. I didn’t need birdies, just aiming for pars in the final round.

BACK TO BACK WINS

Honestly, this is very special to win back to back. I think this is one of the toughest courses I’ve played in my career. I learned many things and hopefully I can play better in Europe. That’s my target next, I have to win in Europe.

Also Read: SSP Chawrasia bags Best Golfer of The Year 2017 At India Golf Awards

DECIPHERING THE COURSE

After the tee shot on 18, only then I felt I’ve won the tournament. I still don’t understand the golf course. Hopefully I’ll play a few more times on this course then only will I know how to play it better!

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Did you know:

  • Chawrasia claimed his sixth Asian Tour victory and fourth title on European Tour. He also matched Jeev Milkha Singh’s haul of four wins on the European Tour.
  • Chawrasia could move into the top-170 on the Official World Golf Ranking with his win.
  • In four rounds, Chawrasia dropped only six bogeys, the least by any player in the field. His seven-shot victory was also the largest margin of victory on the Asian Tour this year. He needed only 26.7 putts per round, the lowest in the field.
  • Chawrasia becomes only the third player to make a successful defence of the Hero Indian Open since 1964. The first player to achieve the feat was Kenji Hosoishi (1967-68) and fellow Indian, Jyoti Randhawa (2006-07).

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