|Date of Birth||1978-10-02|
Order of Merit
Asian Tour Victories
(1) 2004 Volkswagen Masters, China.
Rahil continues to search for a second Asian Tour title after his lone success in the 2004 Volkswagen Masters – China. In 2014, he came close on home soil at the Panasonic Open India, only to finish tied second after losing in a play-off. In 2013, he posted three top-10s at the Zaykabar Myanmar Open, Panasonic Open India and CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters. Played on the Web.com Tour in the U.S. in 2011 and 2012. Enjoyed two top-five performances in 2007 where he was equal fifth in the season-opening Pakistan Open and third in the Hero Honda Indian Open. In 2006, Rahil notched three top-three performances at the Brunei Open, Korea Open and Mercuries Taiwan Masters. He burst onto the scene with a surprise victory at the 2004 Volkswagen Masters-China where he beat a top field that included Europe’s Ryder Cup heroes Phillip Price, Ian Woosnam and Nick Faldo. Rahil was ranked as one of India’s top amateurs with several notable victories under his belt.
Grew up in Calcutta and was interested in horse-riding. He competed in the dressage and wanted to become a race horse jockey as well but his father, a tea trader, told him to quit the sport as he felt it was dangerous. Rahil picked up golf when he attended a coaching clinic and is now coached by Ajai Gupta. He finds inspiration from Arjun Atwal, who lives three doors away from him, and is a former Asian number one.