DLF Masters increases prize fund to Rs 80 lakh

Gurgaon, Sep 17 (UNI) The second DLF Masters golf starting here from tomorrow, will now carry a total prize purse of Rs 80 lakh.

The first edition of the tournament last year had a prize money of Rs 65 lakhs.

The DLF Masters will feature the who's who of Indian professional golf. The star-studded line-up includes, among others, defending champion Jyoti Randhawa, Shiv Kapur, Gaurav Ghei, Ashok Kumar, Rahul Ganapathy, Mukesh Kumar, Digvijay Singh, Shamim Khan, Harendra Gupta, Arjun Singh, Gaganjeet Bhullar and Harmeet Kahlon.

The tournament's unique format is another added attraction.

Professionals team up with amateurs to compete for the team championship on the last two days.

Each team comprises of two professionals and one amateur and the team score is calculated by taking into account the two best scores out of three on a hole-by-hole basis.

This format gives the amateurs a taste of the fiercely competitive nature of professional golf.


Story first published: Wednesday, September 17, 2008, 21:33 [IST]
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