Carnoustie, 20 July 2018: It is a red letter day for Indian golf. In a sensational development well before most people anticipated, the OWGR agreed in its meeting on Tuesday to sanction ranking points to the PGTI TOUR. As you already know, our professional golf tour turned open earlier this season, making it accessible to international golfers. The ranking points will enable our golfers pursue a full blown international career in golf and serve as a conduit to qualify other continental tours over time.
In a statement released earlier in the day, the OWGR said –
Uttam Mundy has played a key role in helping the Indian tour reach this important milestone. “Great news for Indian golf. We are looking forward to it from the next year. The timing is perfect too considering that the Olympics are in 2020,” he told GI in Carnoustie.
“We are also very thankful to the Asian Tour, who have been extremely helpful in walking us through the application process. Their guidance helped us meet the requirements set out by OWGR to qualify for the ranking points,” added the CEO of the PGTI Tour.
On what this means to the players, Uttam said, “This is certainly a great development for the players. They can look forward to not only gain valuable points, but also play against quality international golfers.”