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Arjun Atwal

'Swinging Sikh' bags first tour title in seven years

Indian pro takes trophy despite spectator picking up his ball in trees

India's Jeev Milkha Singh was crowned the 'Swinging Sikh' yesterday after scratching a seven-year itch with a popular victory for Asia at the US$1.8 million tournament.

Monday, 17 April, 2006, 12:00am

Atwal makes history for india in championship

Former Asian number one Arjun Atwal will take another step into history by becoming the first Indian to tee up at the US PGA Championship.

The Indian star, who now plies his trade on the US Tour, is hoping to make an impact in his career second major after gaining an exemption to take on the world's best players.

'It'll be fun to play this week,' said Atwal.

11 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Zhang blows chance

China's great hope Zhang Lianwei will spend some nights in Bangkok this week wondering if he can become the first mainlander to play in next year's British Open. Zhang shot a final-round 69 yesterday to cap a disappointing performance as he finished on even-par 280 and joint 35th.

8 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Auret's maiden hole-in-one helping to establish an Open tradition

South Africa's Tyrol Auret shot the first hole-in-one of the new European Tour season and the 113th overall on the Asian PGA Tour yesterday. Auret (below) holed his pitching wedge at the 149-yard second hole. But his ace will go unrewarded as there is no hole-in-one prize on offer at the tournament this week.

6 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Veterans of the Asian PGA Tour called the shots in 2003

Year nine of the Asian PGA saw Tour alumni reach new heights, highlighted by its first Major winner, a PGA Tour card and victories in Europe, Japan and the United States.

The event of the year was undoubtedly Shaun Micheel's victory at the final Major, the US PGA Championship. The Memphis native had spent the 1998 season in Asia.

4 Dec 2003 - 12:00am

Replay: The week in review

SUNDAY

16 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Arjun Atwal won the US$300,000 Indian Open at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club

Local hero Arjun Atwal won the US$300,000 Indian Open at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club yesterday by four strokes to post his first victory on the Asian PGA Tour.

After four promising years on the Tour, the Calcutta-born star won a tournament on home ground with a bogey-free two-under-par final round of 70 to take the winner's cheque of US$50,010.

15 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Yates ends his Tour drought

The frustrating wait for his first Asian PGA title is over for Thailand-based Scotsman Simon Yates. He succumbed to nerves during the closing holes in the Sabah Masters yesterday but his one-over-par 73 was good enough for a one-shot victory over South Africa's Des Terblanche.

10 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

Putter puts Prayad into share of the lead

RENOWNED long hitter Prayad Marksaeng of Thailand made up for a wayward performance off the tee yesterday with an inspirational putting display to share the lead with India's Arjun Atwal at the Omega Tour's US$200,000 Lexus International in Bangkok.

23 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Atwal in sight of first big victory

INDIA'S Arjun Atwal, the Omega Tour's Rookie of the Year in 1995, is poised to win his first major tournament after taking the lead with a five-under-par 67 in the third round of the US$500,000 Asia Pacific Ericsson Masters yesterday.

14 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

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