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Arjun Atwal (born 20 March 1973) is a professional golfer who has played on the Asian Tour and the European Tour and was the first Indian to become a member of the U.S. based PGA Tour. March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in leap years). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Greg Norman on the 18th tee at St Andrews. ... The Asian Golf Tour is the principal mens professional golf tour in Asia except for Japan, which has a separate tour. ... The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ... The PGA Tour is an organization headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA that operates the USAs main professional golf tours dominated by men. ...


Born into comfortable circumstances in Asansol, West Bengal, India, Atwal took up golf at the age of fourteen, playing at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club, (which was founded in 1829 and is one of the oldest golf clubs outside the United Kingdom). He also spent two years at school in the United States, attending W. Tresper Clarke High School, in East Meadow, NY. After turning professional in 1995 he became one of the leading players on the Asian Tour, topping the order of merit in 2003 and becoming the first man to win a million U.S. dollars on the tour by winning the Hero Honda Masters on home soil in the same year. Asansol is an important industrial city in the state of West Bengal, India and the third largest city in West Bengal, after Kolkata and Howrah. ... West Bengal   (Bengali: পশ্চিমবঙ্গ, Poshchimbôŋgo) is a state in eastern India. ... Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) in Kolkata, India was established in 1829. ... East Meadow is a census-designated place located in Nassau County, New York. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ...


Atwal was the second Indian golfer to earn membership of the European Tour after Jeev Milkha Singh and the first to win on a European Tour event when he notched up a five stroke victory in the 2002 Caltex Singapore Masters, which is co-sanctioned by the Asian and European tours. A second European Tour win followed at the Carlsberg Malaysian Open in 2003. Late in the same year Atwal finished seventh at the PGA Tour's qualifying school in the U.S., earning a Tour card for 2004. His 2004 season in America was a disappointment however with a 142nd place finish. The birth of his first son to him and his wife Sona that year, weighed heavy on his heart and he played his rookie year with remarkable strenth & courage. Jeev Milkha Singh (b. ... ... The Malaysian Open is a mens professional golf tournament. ...


In 2005, Atwal came close to winning on the PGA Tour numerous times, most notably at the BellSouth Classic in April. After an incredible 64 (the low round for any golfer in the tourney) in the final round of the rain-shortened event, he wound up in a five-man sudden death playoff along with Rich Beem, José María Olazábal, Brandt Jobe and Phil Mickelson. On the first hole of the playoff, the par-5 18th, Atwal's second shot went into the water, yet he almost holed his fourth shot. If he had done so, he'd have made birdie and won (Mickelson, Beem and Olazabal made pars, while Jobe bogeyed.) 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The BellSouth Classic is a regular golf tournament on the PGA Tour. ... Rich Beem (born August 24, 1970 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA), is a golfer who turned professional in 1994. ... José María Olazábal (born 5 February 1966 in Fuenterrabia, Spain) is a professional golfer who has enjoyed success on both the PGA European Tour and the PGA Tour, and has won two major championships. ... Brandt William Jobe (born August 1, 1965 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is an American golfer. ... Philip Alfred Mickelson (born June 16, 1970) (nicknamed Lefty for having a left-handed swing), is an American professional golfer. ...


After two-putting the green, Atwal made bogey, and he and Jobe were eliminated. Mickelson went on to win the tournament.


Atwal finished 82nd on the money list in 2005 to secure his spot on Tour for 2006. For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Atwal was involved in a fatal crash possibly associated with street racing on SR 535, in Windermere, Florida, on March 10, 2007, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Atwal was not injured. Charges are still pending in the case. Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in leap years). ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ...


Professional wins

Asian Tour (6)

  • 1999 Wills Indian Open
  • 2000 Hero Honda Masters (India)
  • 2000 Star Alliance Open (Hong Kong)
  • 2002 Caltex Singapore Masters Presented by Carlsberg (co-sanctioned with European Tour)
  • 2003 Carlsberg Malaysian Open (co-sanctioned with European Tour)
  • 2003 Hero Honda Masters

The Malaysian Open is a mens professional golf tournament. ...

Team appearances

The Royal Trophy is a mens professional team golf tournament which was played for the first time in January 2006 at the Amata Spring Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand. ...

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Arjun Atwal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (455 words)
Born into comfortable circumstances, Atwal took up golf at the age of fourteen, playing at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club, (which was founded in 1829 and is one of the oldest golf clubs outside the United Kingdom).
Atwal was the second Indian golfer to earn membership of the European Tour after Jeev Milka Singh and the first to win on a European Tour event when he notched up a five stroke victory in the 2002 Caltex Singapore Masters, which is co-sanctioned by the Asian and European tours.
Atwal's 64 in the final round (which was actually the third round, but the event was shortened because of rain; in fact, no one took a shot on Thursday or Friday), which at one point, had him in the overall lead, was the lowest round of the tournament.
Encyclopedia: Arjun Atwal (946 words)
Arjun Atwal claimed his second title on The European Tour International Schedule when he held off the challenges of European Number One Retief Goosen and Australian Brad Kennedy to capture the Carlsberg Malaysian Open with a commanding wire-to-wire victory at The Mines Resort and Golf Club, Kuala Lumpur.
Arjun Atwal opened up a four shot lead in Carlsberg Malaysian Open after moving to 17 under par before play was abandoned for the day as a tropical thunderstorm hit The Mines Resort and Golf Club in Kuala Lumpur.
Arjun Atwal shot the lowest 36 hole score of the season on his way to pulling three shots clear of Retief Goosen at the conclusion of the second round of the Carlsberg Malaysian Open at The Mines Resort and Golf Club.
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