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Indian Open Golf Tournament makes a strong comeback with a competitive field; Anirban Lahiri set to lead India’s team

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) – The Indian Open 2024 edition is set to kick-off with two-time Olympian golfer Anirban Lahiri leading India’s charge among a field of 144 players, including 33 Indians, at the DLF Golf & Country Club in Gurugram. The tournament boasts a prize purse of USD 2.25 million to attract top talent.

The Indian Open, the premier golf event in India, will see notable players like Rasmus Hojgaard and Yannik Paul vying for victory on Indian soil. Hojgaard, the highest-ranked player in the competition, will be a player to watch alongside Masters-bound Kazuki Higa and defending champion Thorbjorn Olesen.

Anirban Lahiri, ranked 401st in the world and third among Indians, makes a comeback to the Indian Open after five years. Other Indian golfers like Shiv Kapur, Shubhankar Sharma, and Aman Ahlawat will also be looking to make an impact at the prestigious tournament.

Lahiri, who last won the Indian Open in 2015 and finished as a runner-up a year later, has had several close finishes since, including a runner-up finish at the PLAYERS Championship in 2022. His return to the Indian Open adds excitement to the competition and raises expectations for Indian fans.

The tournament is expected to showcase high-quality golfing action as players from around the world compete for the coveted Indian Open title. With a strong field of players and Lahiri leading the Indian charge, golf enthusiasts can look forward to an exciting tournament that promises thrilling moments on the course.

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