Who's who: Arjun Atwal

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Who's who: Arjun Atwal

  • Name:

    Arjun Singh Atwal
  • Country:

    India
  • Born:

    March 20, 1973 in Asanol, West Bengal, India.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Royal Calcutta GC
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1995

Roll of Honour

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.

Did you know?

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.

Top tournaments won by Arjun Atwal

2014
Asia
272 (-16)
US$90,000
x

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Atwal, Arjun

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

US$90,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

2010
America
260 (-20)
$918,000
Wyndham

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Atwal, Arjun

Score

260 (-20)

Prize money

$918,000

Title sponsor

Wyndham

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].

2008
Asia
270 (-18)
US$333,330
Maybank

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Atwal, Arjun

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

US$333,330

Title sponsor

Maybank

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].

2003
Asia
260 (-24)
US$182,854
Carlsberg

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Atwal, Arjun

Score

260 (-24)

Prize money

US$182,854

Title sponsor

Carlsberg

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].

2003
Asia
281 (-7)
US$48,450
Honda

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Atwal, Arjun

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

US$48,450

Title sponsor

Honda

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].

2003
Awards
$284,019
see Score
Asian Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Atwal, Arjun

Venue

Score

$284,019

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Asian Tr

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.

2003
Awards
x
Johnnie Walker

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Atwal, Arjun

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

Title sponsor

Johnnie Walker

Atwal (India) won the Johnnie Walker Asian Player of the Year Award.

2002
Asia
274 (-14)
US$150,030
Caltex/Carlsberg

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Atwal, Arjun

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

US$150,030

Title sponsor

Caltex/Carlsberg

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].

2000
Asia
268 (-12)
US$48,450
Star Alliance

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Atwal, Arjun

Score

268 (-12)

Prize money

US$48,450

Title sponsor

Star Alliance

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].

2000
Asia
270 (-18)
US$33,200
Honda

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Atwal, Arjun

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

US$33,200

Title sponsor

Honda

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].

1999
Asia
276 (-12)
US$50,010
Wills

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Atwal, Arjun

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

US$50,010

Title sponsor

Wills

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].

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Atwal, Arjun

Venue

Score

x

Prize money

Title sponsor

Asian Tr

Atwal (Ind) won the Asian Tour 1995 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player.

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