PGTI's Feeder Tour returns with bigger prize money

PGTI's Feeder Tour returns with bigger prize money

The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) announced on Wednesday revival of its Feeder Tour after a gap of four years with the first tournament slated to begin here on May 23 at the BSF Golf Club.

The 2018 season will feature six events with a prize purse of Rs 8 lakh each. The last time around, each of the six events carried a purse of Rs 6 lakh each.

“We are proud to announce the revival of the PGTI Feeder Tour after a four-year gap. The Feeder Tour has in the past served as a stepping stone for our professionals as several winners on the tour have later gone on to make an impact on the PGTI.

"We are confident that the Feeder Tour will once again play a role in strengthening the foundations of professional golf in India. The significant enhancement in the prize purse this season will contribute towards making the Feeder Tour even more competitive than before,” Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI, said

The events will have a maximum field of 90 players and will be played over three rounds of 18 holes each with the cut being applied after 36 holes. The winner of Order of Merit will earn an exemption on the main tour for the 2019 season.

After season-opening event at the BSF Golf Club in Chhawla, the tour will move to the Aravalli Golf Club, Faridabad, from May 28 – 30. The third event of the season will be played at the Madhuban Meadows Golf Club, Karnal, from June 20 – 22 while the fourth event will be hosted by the Rambagh Golf Club, Jaipur, from June 26 – 28.

The last two events of the season will be held at two different golf courses in Lucknow. While the season’s fifth event takes place at the Lucknow Golf Club from July 4 – 6, the sixth and last event is scheduled to be hosted by the Palms Golf Club & Resort from July 10 – 12.


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