Delhi, September 15: The Panasonic Open India will return for its seventh edition and will be part of the Panasonic Swing, organisers announced today.
The popular event, sanctioned by the Asian Tour and Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI), will offer a prize purse of US$400,000 and will be staged at the venerable Delhi Golf Club.
As part of the second leg of the Panasonic Swing, which is an aggregate points race that spans five events – in Thailand, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Japan – the Asian Tour players have an opportunity to shoot for a share of the lucrative bonus pool.
The Panasonic Open India was inaugurated in 2011 and since then, it has welcomed many worthy champions including Anirban Lahiri, Digvijay Singh, Wade Ormsby of Australia, the only international player to win the tournament, S.S.P. Chawrasia, Chiragh Kumar and the defending champion Mukesh Kumar.
Asian Tour CEO Josh Burack said: “On behalf of our talented players, I would like to extend our fullest appreciation to Panasonic for its continued support of the Panasonic Open India which goes a very long way in promoting and enhancing the sport in India and across the region.
“The Asian Tour has a very strong partnership with the PGTI, who we have worked together with for many years. It is truly an honour to have a great sponsor like Panasonic whose passion is to grow the sport and create more playing opportunities for our members.”
Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI, said: “Golf in India has enjoyed tremendous growth in recent years and it is thanks to great sponsors like Panasonic. S.S.P. Chawrasia has enjoyed huge success in 2017 and the future looks bright with the likes of young talent such as Shubhankar Sharma, Khalin Joshi and Chikkarangappa S., among others, who have the potential to follow in Chawrasia’s footsteps.”
Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development of diverse electronics technologies and solutions for customers in the consumer electronics, housing, automotive, and B2B businesses. Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2018, the company has expanded globally and now operates 495 subsidiaries and 91 associated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.343 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2017. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company uses its technologies to create a better life and a better world for its customers. To learn more about Panasonic: http://www.panasonic.com/global.
About Asian Tour
As the official sanctioning body for professional golf in Asia, the Asian Tour leads the development of golf across the region, enhancing the careers of its members while maintaining a commitment to the integrity of the game. The Asian Tour, through its membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours, is the only recognised pan-Asian professional golf tour in Asia. This unique feature positions the Asian Tour at the pinnacle of professional golf in Asia; providing its events with Official World Ranking status. Tour Partners include ECCO (Official Footwear Sponsor), FENIX XCell (Official Apparel Supplier), Titleist (Official Web Partner), Bloomberg TV (Official International Media Partner), Bloomberg Businessweek Chinese (Official International Media Partner), Panasonic (Official Consumer Electronics) and Rolex (Official Timekeeper). Sentosa, Singapore is the Home of the Asian Tour which also has an office in Kuala Lumpur.