Golf : Preview of Hero Indian Open 2015

Pavan Suresh / 18 February 2015

Hero Indian Open Professional Golf starts at Delhi Golf Club tomorrow the 19 February. It lasts for 4 days until 22 February 2015. This is the first time that the Hero Indian Open has featured on The European Tour International Schedule. The veteran players like 52 year old Miguel Angel Jimenez, 41 year old Jeev Milkha Singh along with present heartthrobs Australian Wade Ormsby young Irish Kevin Phelan Indian hot Golfers like Anirban Lahiri, Randhawa and Shivakpur. All of them will challenge title holder Siddikur Rahman. There are as many 35 Indian players participating in this tournament.

Veteran like Miguel and Jeev Milkha Singh feel that the fitness is the focus for old timers, where as current young players are aware and do maintain the fitness schedule.  

Anirban Lahiri: The World Number 39 has three wins and a runner up finish at Delhi Golf Club in the last four years on the Asian Tour. Last week in Thailand open he secured joint 48th position jointly with 9 others.

Shiv Kapur: Shiv Kapur has returned home finishingjoint 11th position with 3 others improving from 20th position in recently concluded True Thailand Classic Open. He has finished fourth in both his previous appearances at this venue at the 2013 SAIL-SBI Open and the 2013 Panasonic Open.

Miguel Ángel Jiménez: The 51 year old Spaniard continues to play some of the finest golf of his career having carded three top seven finishes in his last six European Tour. The most interesting man in golf narrowly missed out on his 22nd European Tour title last week in Thailand. The DGC would suit him down to a tee it is reported.

Wade Ormsby: The 32 year old co-led the Australian PGA Championship in December 2014. He is returning to Delhi Golf Club this week, where he took home the 2013 Panasonic Open, his lone title as a professional. Ormsby has continued his fine form with an 11th place finish in Malaysia two weeks ago and a seventh place finish last week in Thailand.

Kevin Phelan, the young Irishman is a dark horse but undoubtedly has the game to compete in India. Jyoti Randhaw a joint 15th with five others in True Thailand Classic last week and Jeev Milkha Singh are other key players to watch for.

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