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New high for Indian golf in WGC event

It will be an unprecedented high for Indian professional golf with four from the country teeing up in the prestigious seven million dollars WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai on Thursday.

india Updated: Nov 04, 2009 17:25 IST

It will be an unprecedented high for Indian professional golf with four from the country teeing up in the prestigious seven million dollars WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai on Thursday.

Jeev Milkha Singh, Jyoti Randhawa, Gaganjeet Bhullar and C Muniyappa would be part of the star-studded field headlined by none other than Tiger Woods at the Shanghai's Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai.

"This is a very proud moment for Indian professional golf," Professional Golf Tour of India Director Padamjit Sandhu said.

"The consolidated efforts of our tour and event partners are helping take Indian professional golf to the next level and we are confident the momentum will continue," Sandhu said.

Jeev has been paired with Gonzalo Fernandes-Castano and Prayad Marksaeng, while Randhawa has Peter Hanson and Richard Sterne for company in the first two rounds.

Bhullar was drawn with Wu Ashun and Jean Hugo, while Muniyappa would have Garth Mulroy and Jeppe Huldahl alongside him.