Robin Bose

Robin Bose

Robin Bose has more than two decades of experience as a sports reporter. He specialises in writing on golf.

Articles by Robin Bose
The “India swing” will be on the lines of the new six-week UK swing in July and August announced by the European Tour in its revised schedule(Getty Images)
The “India swing” will be on the lines of the new six-week UK swing in July and August announced by the European Tour in its revised schedule(Getty Images)

Indian golf scores a birdie: three back-to-back Asian Tour events

New Delhi | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 09:35 PM IST
Billed the “India swing”, the tournaments will bring much-needed respite for pros after prolonged lockdown.
Anirban Lahiri of India(Getty Images)
Anirban Lahiri of India(Getty Images)

Grounded Lahiri waits patiently as PGA Tour gets to starting block

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2020 08:15 AM IST
“If I were to play the Charles Schwab Challenge (June 11-14 at Fort Worth, Texas) I should have left by now,” said Lahiri.
Jeev Milkha Singh at Chandigarh Golf Club that has opened following relaxations in lockdown in Chandigarh.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
Jeev Milkha Singh at Chandigarh Golf Club that has opened following relaxations in lockdown in Chandigarh.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)

Day One of liberation, says Jeev Milkha Singh

Chandigarh/New Delhi | By Saurabh Duggal and Robin Bose
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 10:11 AM IST
Even under strict medical protocol, India’s top golfers elated after getting back on course in Chandigarh and Delhi.
C Muniyappa is watched by, among others, his two sons and a daughter as he goes for a shot and (above) one of the two par-3 holes the Indian Open champ has meticulously built.(HT Photo)
C Muniyappa is watched by, among others, his two sons and a daughter as he goes for a shot and (above) one of the two par-3 holes the Indian Open champ has meticulously built.(HT Photo)

Golfer Muniyappa finds the rub of his village green

New Delhi | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2020 10:37 AM IST
When Muniyappa, 43, returned home from a domestic event in Kolkata in mid-March, talk was rife that the pandemic was about to bring life to a standstill. “If that happened, all facilities (including the Karnataka Golf Association course in Bengaluru where he practices) would shut down,” he recalled hearing.
India captain Virat Kohli is among many athletes whose salary - if IPL doesn’t happen - might be affected due to covid-19.(Hindustan Times)
India captain Virat Kohli is among many athletes whose salary - if IPL doesn’t happen - might be affected due to covid-19.(Hindustan Times)

Nose-diving salaries the new normal for athletes worldwide

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abhishek Paul, Robin Bose and Bhargab Sarmah
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2020 08:23 AM IST
UNCERTAIN FUTURE: The pandemic has indefinitely scuttled major sport events, leading to reduced pays, furlough
Cho Minn Thant(Asian Tour)
Cho Minn Thant(Asian Tour)

‘We’ve been bowled a yorker that’s taken the middle stump’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 08:27 AM IST
In an interview With Hindustan Times, Asian Tour commissioner and CEO Cho Minn Thant, who is based in Singapore, spoke on the challenges following lockdown and the road ahead.
Shankar Das(HT Photo)
Shankar Das(HT Photo)

After double whammy, PGTI order of merit champion felled by lockdown

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2020 04:18 PM IST
Things appeared to be looking up at the start of 2020 before the pandemic struck; leaving Das and those like him dependent solely on earnings from the PGTI in uncertainty after events got postponed.
Jeev Milkha Singh with Scotty Sanders (left) and mother Nirmal at their Chandigarh home.(Special Arrangement/File)
Jeev Milkha Singh with Scotty Sanders (left) and mother Nirmal at their Chandigarh home.(Special Arrangement/File)

Play golf till the sun shines: How Jeev Milkha remembers mentor Doug Sanders

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON APR 19, 2020 10:26 PM IST
In our part of the world, a recipient of Sanders’ generosity is Jeev Milkha Singh, and when news of the 86-year-old’s natural death trickled in late on April 12, Singh was wistful.
Diksha Dagar in action during Women Golf tournament at golf Club Chandigarh.(HT Photo)
Diksha Dagar in action during Women Golf tournament at golf Club Chandigarh.(HT Photo)

Diksha Dagar to defend title at South African Women’s Open

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 08:57 AM IST
The change in status, which was followed by appearances in two Majors last season, has been aided by frequent change of equipment for Diksha Dagar.
In-form Rashid Khan will be fancying his chances as India’s No 1 when qualification period for the Tokyo Olympics ends in June.
In-form Rashid Khan will be fancying his chances as India’s No 1 when qualification period for the Tokyo Olympics ends in June.

Home greens power Rashid’s Tokyo dream

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON FEB 02, 2020 10:50 PM IST
Playing at home has always worked well for Rashid Khan. He played just five Asian Tour events in 2013, four of which were at home, and finished top four in two to bounce back after losing his Asian Tour card earlier in the year.
Kartik Sharma in action.(Hindustan Times)
Kartik Sharma in action.(Hindustan Times)

Tennis buff Kartik Sharma has big dreams in golf

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2019 11:23 PM IST
Kartik’s training partner in tennis was Roopak, but when the elder brother stopped to prepare for his engineering entrance examinations, Kartik found himself at a loose end
Joohyung Kim of Korea, 17 yrs old pictured with the winner’s trophy.(Paul Lakatos/Asian Tour)
Joohyung Kim of Korea, 17 yrs old pictured with the winner’s trophy.(Paul Lakatos/Asian Tour)

Korean kid Joohyung Kim strings surreal win

Hindustan Times, Mewat | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2019 07:48 PM IST
What he was clear about was the hardships his parents had gone through to ensure their widely travelled son got here and added one more destination of note to his short but eventful career.
This handout photograph taken and released by the Asian Tour on November 16, 2019 shows Mohammad Siddikur Rahman of Bangladesh looking on during round two of the weather affected Panasonic Open India golf tournament at the Classic Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon.(AFP)
This handout photograph taken and released by the Asian Tour on November 16, 2019 shows Mohammad Siddikur Rahman of Bangladesh looking on during round two of the weather affected Panasonic Open India golf tournament at the Classic Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon.(AFP)

Lifestyle change works wonders for Siddikur

Mawat(Haryana) | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2019 10:07 AM IST
Biryani is a traditional favourite but Siddikur Rahman declared he would never go out of the way and order one.
Karandeep Kochhar in action.(File photo)
Karandeep Kochhar in action.(File photo)

Confident Karandeep Kochhar in the thick of things

UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 11:42 PM IST
Playing on country exemption and outside the top-100 on the Asian Tour’s order of merit, this week and the next in Malaysia are crucial as he looks to break into the top-60 or at least 100 for more playing opportunities.
GURGAON-INDIA- Arjun Prasad of India pictured on Thursday November 14, 2019 during round one of the USD$ 400.000 Panasonic Open India at the Classic Golf and Country Club, Gurgaon, India.(Paul Lakatos/Asian Tour.)
GURGAON-INDIA- Arjun Prasad of India pictured on Thursday November 14, 2019 during round one of the USD$ 400.000 Panasonic Open India at the Classic Golf and Country Club, Gurgaon, India.(Paul Lakatos/Asian Tour.)

Amid smog, Prasad tries to put behind poor season

Mewat (Haryana) | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 08:37 AM IST
A quick learner, a trait he’s shown since he took to golf at eight, proof of Prasad’s growing maturity lay in the birdie on the 15th.
India's Shubhankar Sharma in action.(Action Images via Reuters)
India's Shubhankar Sharma in action.(Action Images via Reuters)

Shubhankar Sharma looks to rise in Sun City, shine in Dubai

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 11:21 PM IST
Ranked 61st on the Race to Dubai (order of merit), another top-10 will see Sharma make it comfortably to Dubai’s Jumeirah Golf Estates as part of the top 50.
A file photo of Ajeetesh Sandhu.(Getty Images)
A file photo of Ajeetesh Sandhu.(Getty Images)

Asia secured, Ajeetesh Sandhu keen on Japan

Hindustan Times, Mewat (Haryana) | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2019 11:02 PM IST
Sandhu will tee off on Thursday at the Classic Golf and Country Club with an envious record in this $400,000 event—two top-three finishes in as many years.
Khalin Joshi of India during the Honma Hong Kong Open.(Getty Images)
Khalin Joshi of India during the Honma Hong Kong Open.(Getty Images)

In mourning, Joshi up for title defence

Mewat | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 11:17 PM IST
As he defends his title this week at the $400,000 event, Joshi spoke of being in a state not long ago where he had “lost belief”, and going with it, a mere look at the giant posters announcing his stature at the Classic Golf and Country Club would have been unsettling.
File image of Indian golfer Mukesh Kumar.(Asian Tour)
File image of Indian golfer Mukesh Kumar.(Asian Tour)

Mukesh aces the longevity challenge

Hindustan Times, Mhow (Madhya Pradesh) | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2019 09:08 AM IST
Mukesh went on to become one of most accurate ball strikers on the Professional Golf Association of India (PGAI), and now the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI).
File photo of Christine Wolf.(Getty Images)
File photo of Christine Wolf.(Getty Images)

Wolf buries ghosts of past, lifts Women’s Indian Open title

Gurugram | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2019 11:12 PM IST
It was here last year that Wolf had seen her title hopes evaporate, and on Sunday, the heart must have skipped a beat despite the three-shot lead over Marianne Skarpnord.
File photo of Christine Wolf.(Getty Images)
File photo of Christine Wolf.(Getty Images)

Golfer Wolf determined to make up for last year’s heartbreak

Gurugram | By Robin Bose
PUBLISHED ON OCT 05, 2019 11:47 PM IST
While that’s a reason for one of Wolf’s steadiest shows at any Ladies European Tour (LET) tournament, the perils of hitting the golf ball over the expanse of water on to the 18th green have consumed her.
Meghan MacLaren of England during the second round of Hero Women's Indian Open.(Tristan Jones)
Meghan MacLaren of England during the second round of Hero Women's Indian Open.(Tristan Jones)

‘Edgy’ MacLaren slips from lead but hopes to turn it around

Gurugram | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2019 09:04 PM IST
It’s a strategy that paid off at a time when it was about grinding it out as one missed cut followed another.
File image of golfer Whitney Hillier(Whitney Hillier / Twitter)
File image of golfer Whitney Hillier(Whitney Hillier / Twitter)

Hillier, MacLaren in joint lead at Indian Open golf

Hindustan Times, Gurugram | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2019 10:46 PM IST
Viewing the pristine expanse from the 10th tee box of the DLF Golf and Country Club, the 28-year-old Australian, who finished on Thursday tied for the lead at five-under 67 with Briton Meghan MacLaren, liked what she saw.
Tvesa Malik is hoping to better last year’s T-13th finish when the Women’s Indian Open starts on Thursday(ladies european tour)
Tvesa Malik is hoping to better last year’s T-13th finish when the Women’s Indian Open starts on Thursday(ladies european tour)

Tvesa’s journey from a volunteer to contender

Gurugram | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2019 10:13 AM IST
Malik, who finished Tied-13th in the last edition, will regard herself as a prime contender at the tournament which begins at the DLF course this Thursday
Indonesian golfer Rory Hie(Twitter)
Indonesian golfer Rory Hie(Twitter)

Indonesia’s Rory finds Asian Tour high at last

Mewat (Haryana) | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2019 09:08 PM IST
“Today was the toughest day and I could not afford to think of winning,” said Rory Hie
Abhijit Chadha in action.(HT File photo.)
Abhijit Chadha in action.(HT File photo.)

Calmer Abhijit Chadha mounts serious challenge on title

Mewat (Haryana) | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 09:19 PM IST
While Abhijit still refrains from throwing clubs when upset, like the couple of lip-outs on Saturday but for which he could have had the lead going into the final day of the Classic Golf & Country Club International Championship instead of being two shots back (15-under 201).
File photo of Aman Raj.(HT FIle Photo)
File photo of Aman Raj.(HT FIle Photo)

Lone wolf Aman Raj eyes breakthrough

Mewat (Haryana) | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2019 11:56 PM IST
Aman owes it to his father Shashi Raj Sinha, a top amateur of his time, that he taught Aman in a way that the son has had little trouble adapting to superior surfaces.
A file photo of golfer Rashid Khan.(Twitter)
A file photo of golfer Rashid Khan.(Twitter)

Rashid Khan on the rise after slump

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2019 11:35 PM IST
Rashid Khan had the option of skipping the initial stages of Q-School and going to the final stage in December, but he chose not to.
Viraj Madappa in action.(File Photo)
Viraj Madappa in action.(File Photo)

Young Viraj Madappa keen to build on 2018 breakthrough

Mewat (Haryana) | By Robin Bose
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2019 11:44 PM IST
Since the win at the Take Solutions Masters in August last year, Madappa has been on the road for long stretches and often ended a week without success.
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