Tuesday, April 16

Golf

Maaya Shines in Indian Junior Billie Jean King Cup Trials
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Maaya Shines in Indian Junior Billie Jean King Cup Trials

The Indian team selection process for the Junior Billie Jean King Cup (U-16) is underway, with Maaya Rajeshwaran and Diya Ramesh maintaining an undefeated record after three matches. Coach Namita Bal is impressed by Maaya's performance but emphasizes the importance of assessing all contenders. Maaya Makes Her Mark: Coach Bal acknowledges Maaya's exceptional talent, suggesting she may shoulder the responsibility of both singles and doubles matches. This leadership potential could be a significant asset for the Indian team. The trials prioritize evaluating not just individual performance but also potential doubles pairings. The remaining matches will provide further insights into the players' teamwork and compatibility. A Selection Process with Layers: While match results...
Hero Indian Open Day 4: Nakajima Clinches Title Despite Final-Round Wobble
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Hero Indian Open Day 4: Nakajima Clinches Title Despite Final-Round Wobble

Hero Indian Open Day 4: Japan's Keita Nakajima emerged victorious at the Hero Indian Open, securing his first DP World Tour title with a four-shot lead. However, the win wasn't without drama as Nakajima faltered on the back nine with a bogey-bogey-bogey finish. Hero Indian Open Day 4: Ahlawat Steals Second with Dramatic Eagle Veer Ahlawat, playing on home soil, saved the best for last. A spectacular eagle on the final hole propelled him into a tie for second place alongside Sebastian Soderberg (Sweden) and Johannes Veerman (USA). Early Charge from Nakajima Fades, But Enough for Victory Despite a shaky final stretch, Nakajima's strong start, including birdies on the first six holes, proved sufficient for victory. His overall score of 17-under-par secured him the coveted tit...
The Hero Indian Open: A Jewel in India’s Golfing Crown
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The Hero Indian Open: A Jewel in India’s Golfing Crown

The Hero Indian Open, a name synonymous with golfing excellence in India, is much more than just a tournament. It's a culmination of history, prestige, and fierce competition. Established in 1964, the Hero Indian Open boasts the distinction of being one of the oldest professional golf tournaments in Asia. Over the years, it has evolved into a premier event, co-sanctioned by the European Tour since 2015. This prestigious collaboration attracts a stellar international field, transforming the Hero Indian Open into a battleground where Indian golfing talent clashes with the best the world has to offer. What is the Hero Indian Open? The Hero Indian Open serves as a pivotal platform for Indian golfers. It's a chance for them to showcase their skills on the world stage, competing again...
Hero Indian Open tees off: Homegrown stars battle international giants
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Hero Indian Open tees off: Homegrown stars battle international giants

The prestigious Hero Indian Open returns this week, with the country's top golfers vying for glory against a formidable international field at the DLF Golf and Country Club. This year's edition carries extra weight, as India seeks to end a championship drought stretching back to 2017. Familiar Territory, High Stakes 27 Indian professionals and 4 amateurs will tee off, including Shubhankar Sharma, currently ranked 188th in the world. Sharma boasts recent form, finishing tied-seventh at the Porsche Singapore Classic. He considers the DLF course a "second home," having honed his skills on its greens during his teenage years. However, translating that familiarity into victory won't be easy. Shubhankar isn't alone in carrying Indian hopes. Anirban Lahiri, the 2015 champion, return...
Top Golfers at Risk of Missing Olympics Due to LIV Golf Standoff
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Top Golfers at Risk of Missing Olympics Due to LIV Golf Standoff

Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri warns that many top players might miss the Paris Olympics due to the ongoing dispute between LIV Golf and the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR). This could be a wake-up call for the golfing world to address the issue. LIV Golf Exclusion Threatens Olympic Dreams Lahiri, who currently competes in the Saudi-funded LIV Golf, faces an uphill battle to qualify for the Olympics as LIV Golf events are not recognized by the OWGR. With only 60 spots available, Lahiri needs strong performances in upcoming tournaments to secure his place. Anirban Lahiri Aims for Redemption at Indian Open Despite the challenges, Lahiri remains determined. He will participate in the Hero Indian Open this week, seeking valuable ranking points and a chance to break his winles...