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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 US 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 US PGA Tour.


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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

2014Men AsiaDubai OpenEls Club, Dubai272 (-16)US$90,000
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].
2010Men AmericaWyndham Ch'shipSedgefield CC260 (-20)$918,000
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].
2008Men AsiaMalaysian OpenKota Permai G&CC270 (-18)US$333,330
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].
2003Men AsiaHero Honda MastersDelhi GC281 (-7)US$48,450
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].
2003Men AsiaMalaysian OpenMines Resort260 (-24)US$182,854
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].
2003Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Asian Tr$284,019see Score
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.
2003Men AwardsPlyr of Yr - Asian Trxx
Atwal (India) won the Johnnie Walker Asian Player of the Year Award.
2002Men AsiaSingapore MastersLaguna Natl.274 (-14)US$150,030
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].
2000Men AsiaHero Honda MastersDLF G&CC270 (-18)US$33,200
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].
2000Men AsiaStar Alliance OpenClearwater Bay, HK268 (-12)US$48,450
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].
1999Men AsiaIndian OpenRoyal Calcutta276 (-12)US$50,010
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].
1995Men AwardsRookie of Yr - Asian Trxx
Atwal (Ind) won the Asian Tour 1995 Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season player.

 

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