Edited by Anand Datla
Mumbai, December 02, 2014: Avantha Group Company CG and the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) today announced the schedule for CG Open 2014, the penultimate Super Series event of 2014. CG Open 2014 will be played at the Bombay Presidency Golf Club, Mumbai, from December 3rd to 6th. The Pro-Am event will be played on December 7th.
The stellar field will feature leading Indian professionals such as Rashid Khan (reigning Rolex Rankings champion and current Super Series leader), Chikkarangappa S (defending champion), Shankar Das (current Rolex Rankings leader), Shamim Khan, Mukesh Kumar, Om Prakash Chouhan, Digvijay Singh and Khalin Joshi, to name a few. Besides Chikkarangappa, the other former CG Open champions in the field are Harendra Gupta, Mandeo Singh Pathania and Ashok Kumar.
The prominent foreign players in the field are, Sri Lankans Anura Rohana, K Prabagaran and N Thangaraja, Nepal’s Shivaram Shrestha and Bangladesh’s Md Zamal Hossain Mollah.
Speaking on the tournament, Avantha Group Company CG’s CEO & Managing Director, Mr. Laurent Demortier said, “Counting the 7th edition of the CG-Open golf tournament, I am pleased to see the stellar lineup of national and international players. It is overwhelming to be considered as one of the most exclusive golfing events in the country and the largest in the western region, attracting avid golfing talent. Golf is all about performance, perseverance and hard work and epitomizes everything that business stands for. I wish the players the very best and look forward to an exciting game of golf at CG Open 2014”.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Padamjit Sandhu, Director, PGTI, said, “The CG Open, among the most prestigious and lucrative golf championships in the country, has been an important stop for the PGTI in western India over the last seven years. The 2014 edition of the tournament promises to be a treat for golf fans in Mumbai as leading professionals of the Indian sub-continent look to make gains in the final stages of the race for the Rolex Player of the Year title and the Super Series title. We thank CG for their committed support to Indian professional golf through the staging of this event.”
Seven events will be staged as part of the PGTI Super Series in 2014 with a total prize purse of Rs. 4.3 crore. Points are allocated for each event of the Super Series. The player with the highest points at the end of the seven Super Series events stands to earn a bonus of Rs. 30 lakh.
Founded in 1927, the Bombay Presidency Golf Club is one of the most prestigious golf clubs in the country. The course at the BPGC underwent extensive redesign and modifications in 2009. The BPGC has a very demanding course with a large golf-focused member community.