Indian star Arjun Atwal will be making his long-awaited return to the Asian Tour when he features in the CJ Invitational and the Venetian Macau Open later this month.
Indian star Arjun Atwal will be making his long-awaited return to the Asian Tour when he features in the CJ Invitational and the Venetian Macau Open later this month. The former Asian number one, who is the first Indian to win on the PGA Tour when he claimed victory at the 2010 Wyndham Championship, is returning from a six-week layoff to recuperate from injuries which has plagued his 2013 season.
Atwal also won the Order of Merit in 2003 to become India’s first Asian number one before finding fame in the United States. Though sadly injuries have shortened his career in the past few years, which restricted his schedule to 18 tournaments on the PGA Tour and Web.Com Tour this year.
The 40-year-old, who last played at the 2010 Indian Open, said, “I’m just excited to come back to Asia to play again and see some faces I haven’t seen in a while. I want to also try to gain back some confidence in my game.” He also went onto say that he would continue to compete in the region whenever the opportunity arises.
Atwal will tee up in the $750,000 CJ Invitational at the Haesley Nine Bridges Golf Club from Oct 10-13 before heading to the Macau Golf and Country Club for the $800,000 Macau Open, which will also see four-time Major champion Ernie Els and title holder Gaganjeet Bhullar participate in the tournament.
Atwal has registered seven Asian Tour victories in his illustrious career, with the last in the region being the Malaysian Open in 2008. He has long been a strong supporter of the Asian Tour, saying the region’s premier Tour provided the foundation for him to become a champion.
With inputs from IANS