Jakarta, Nov 15 (IANS) Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar hopes to make it a truly memorable year by winning the $300,000 BANK BRI-JCB Indonesia Open which starts at the Pondok Indah Golf Course on Thursday.
Bhullar, who won his sixth title on the Asian Tour in South Korea last month, is determined to continue his renaissance after struggling with a wrist injury since his win at the Indonesia Open in 2013.
A return to Indonesia, where he won his first title on the Asian Tour in 2009, will give him an extra spring in his step when he challenges for the prestigious trophy.
“I won this event in 2013 and I have fond memories in Indonesia. In fact I finished in fifth place at the Indonesian Masters last month so I always enjoy my time here,” the 28-year-old said in an Asian Tour release.
“What do I remember from my win in 2013? I remember the golden trophy afforded to the champion. I want to win it again. That’s what I really want to achieve to end the 2016 on a high note,” added the Indian.
A total of 21 Asian Tour winners will assemble at the BANK BRI-JCB Indonesia Open which includes Pavit Tangkamolprasert of Thailand, Carlos Pigem of Spain, Jeev Milkha Singh of India and Akinori Tani of Japan.
With the season coming to an end, Bhullar believes many players are eager for a good result.
“You cannot take anything for granted on the Asian Tour. The guys are all coming out here trying to save their card this week or win the tournament to gain a country exemption. You never know who will win,” he noted.