Jamshedpur, Dec 24 (SocialNews.XYZ) The season-ending Tata Steel Tour Championship at the Golmuri Golf Course here will see Indian golfing greats Jeev Milkha Singh, Jyoti Randhawa and SSP Chawrasia take part from December 26.
The event offers a prize purse of Rs. 1.5 crore and will feature an elite field of 74 professionals. The season-ending Tour Championship returns on the PGTI schedule after 2017.
The tournament will be a 72-hole strokeplay championship and there will be no cut applied after 36 holes. All players will be guaranteed prize money. The Pro-Am event preceding the tournament will be played on December 25.
The tournament will feature the top-60 players from the current PGTI Order of Merit (59 out of the top-60 are playing) including the likes of Rashid Khan and Chikkarangappa as well as 15 invitees such as Indian golfing legends Jeev Milkha Singh (13 international wins), Gaganjeet Bhullar (10 international wins), Jyoti Randhawa (9 international wins) and SSP Chawrasia (6 international wins).
While Jeev will be making his maiden appearance in Jamshedpur, Jyoti, SSP and Gaganjeet have all competed at the TATA Open in Jamshedpur in the past.
SSP Chawrasia, a three-time winner of the TATA Open in 2003, 2005 and 2006, returns to play in Jamshedpur after nearly 12 years. Jyoti Randhawa, the runner-up at the TATA Open in 2011, and Gaganjeet Bhullar will be teeing it up in the Steel City after eight years and 12 years respectively.