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European Challenge Tour event in January

other Updated: Dec 13, 2010 23:49 IST
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After the tryst with the European Tour, India will witness its maiden European Challenge Tour event in January. The Kensville Golf & Country Club in Ahmedabad will play host to the euro 200,000 Gujarat Kenvsille Challenge from January 13-16.

A field of 114 will be on view, which will include 60 players from the European Challenge Tour, 48 from the Professional Golf Tour of India and six entries will be made at the sponsor's behest.

Jeev, who became the first Indian golfer to lend his name to a championship course by endorsing Kensville in January 2009, will also feature, provided his body holds up.

Looking to play on a sponsor's exemption, Jeev is "hoping he does justice on his course". The world No. 168, who withdrew from the Indian Open earlier this month with a hip injury, is leaving no stone unturned to stage a comeback. "Beggars cannot be choosers and be it physiotherapy, acupuncture, medicine or yoga, I'm into everything," he said.

On a positive note, "the injury appears to be better" with the golfer "at ease in a sitting posture". "I've told myself to be mentally ready by January 4 (which means he could turn out for Asia in the Royal Trophy from Jan 7-9) but there's no way I'm going to rush myself. The last time I wielded a club was on November 26 and will do so again on December 24. Let's see how much pressure the muscle can take," said Jeev.