Golf is the sport was originated in Great Britain has been introduced in India first in outside of the Great Britain in 1829. Since then, the country has seen many golfers who rise on to the top with promising efforts. First introduced in Calcutta under the esteemed affiliation of Royal Calcutta Golf Club, the sport has been a part under the RCGC until 1950s. Later the organization Indian Golf Union (IGU) has been instated in 1955. Since then the sport saw new light and the world wide show of golf started happening.
India has seen many players since and the best of them needs a mention in every dialogue related to sports of India. I Sanjeet Singh Veen bring you my top five best golfers in India until date.
Jeev Milkha Singh
Aged 44, Jeev was the first player from India to join the European Tour in 1998. Becoming an instant success, the golf career of Jeev has seen many victories, which include three European Tour titles, four Japan Golf Tour titles and six titles of Asian Tour. He has been awarded Order of Merit twice in his career with having the highest World ranking of 28th in 2009, the highest until date by any Indian. He is the first Indian to earn a membership to European Tour. Being the first Indian to enter the club of Top100 Ranks, Jeev Milkha has been awarded the civilian honor The Padma Shri in 2007.
Arjun Singh Atwal
Becoming a professional player in 1995, Arjun Atwal is the second golfer in India to have won prestigious awards of the sport of golf. Aged 43, he has won 12 professional cups including one PGA tour in 2010, three European Tours and eight Asian Tour wins. Despite Jeev becoming the first Indian golfer to attain membership to European Tour, Atwal has won the first European Tour Cup by Indian.
Started international golfing at the age of 27, Anirban was a quick success, which promised a greater range of golfing in India. As we can tell, Anirban is the quickest Indian golfer to achieve international rank in Top 100s with holding 18 professional wins includes 2 European Tours, 7 Asian Tours and 11 PGTI wins. Anirban is the youngest golfer of India achieving quick success. Notably he is ranked 34 in International Rankings of the year 2016.
Turned professional in the year 1994, Randhawa has won diverse cups with 8 Asian tour wins, One Japan Golf Tour Win and 2007 DLF Masters cup. Notably, Jyoti Randhawa ranked several times in the top 100s list of the Official World Golf Ranking between 2004 and 2009. Another major feature of his career is winning the 1998 Hero Honda Masters Cup beating Jeev Milkha Singh by 4 strokes. Following it, Jyoti has topped the Asian Order of Merit in the year 2002.