Name:Arjun Singh Atwal
Born:March 20, 1973 in Asanol, West Bengal, India.
Original/Home Club:Royal Calcutta GC
Multiple wins on the Asian, European and PGA Tours. Asian Tour Rookie of the Year (1995). Asian Tour Order of Merit winner (2003). First Indian player to become a member of the PGA Tour.
Atwal started playing golf at age 14, and honed his skills at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club, where he would later win the Indian Open title. His father Bindi was a major influence on his career. Atwal spent two years studying in high school in Westbury, New York state, and later became the first Indian to play on the PGA Tour.
Played as the inaugural Dubai Open (Dec 18-21; Asian Tr season-ending event). Second-placed Jeung-hun Wang (S Kor) finished 1 shot behind Atwal (India), who ended a four-year title drought. [Els Club, Dubai, UAE].
Played as the Wyndham Championship (Aug 19-22). Second-placed David Toms (USA) finished 1 shot behind first-time PGA Tour winner Atwal (Ind), who became the first Indian-born player to win on the PGA Tour. [Sedgefield CC, Greensboro, NC].
Played as the Maybank Malaysian Open (March 6-9; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Atwal (India) beat defending champion Peter Hedblom (Swe) with a par at the second playoff hole. [Kota Permai G&CC, Shah Alam, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia].
Played as the Carlsberg Malayasian Open (Feb 20-23; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Retief Goosen (RSA) and Brad Kennedy (Aus) finished 4 shots behind Atwal (India), who recorded his second European Tour win. [The Mines Resort & GC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia].
Played as the Hero Honda Masters (Nov 6-9; Asian Tr event). Second-placed Gary Rusnak (USA), Pablo Del Olmo (Mex) and Jyoti Randhawa (India) finished 1 shot behind Atwal (India). [Delhi GC, New Delhi, India].
Atwal (Ind) won the Asian Tour 2003 Order of Merit, with earnings of US$284,019 on the Tour. Zhang Lian-wei (China) was second with $254,870; Thongchai Jaidee (Thai) was third with $228,787.
Atwal (India) won the Johnnie Walker Asian Player of the Year Award.
Played as the Caltex Singapore Masters presented by Carlsberg (Feb 21-24; Asian/Eurpn Trs event). Second-placed Richard Green (Aus) finished 5 shots behind Atwal (India), who became the first Indian golfer to win on the European Tour. [Masters course, Laguna National G&CC, Singapore].
Played as the inaugural (and only) Star Alliance Open (Nov 9-12; Asian Tr event). Second-placed Wei-tze Yeh (Taiw) finished 2 shots behind Atwal (India), who recorded back-to-back Asian Tour wins. [Clearwater Bay G&CC, Hong Kong].
Played as the Hero Honda Masters (Nov 2-5; Asian Tr event). Second-placed Simon Dyson (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Atwal (India). [DLF G&CC, New Delhi, India].
Played as the Wills Indian Open (March 11-14; Asian Tr event). Second-placed S.S.P. Chowrasia (India), Prayad Marksaeng (Thai) and Kang Wook-soon (S Kor) finished 4 shots behind Atwal (India). [Royal Calcutta GC, Kolkata, West Bengal, India].
Atwal (Ind) won the Asian Tour 1995 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player.
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