Panasonic Open India: Contenders

Wed 05 Nov 2014

Panasonic Open India: Contenders

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November 5: AsianTour.com takes a look at the likely contenders for the US$300,000 Panasonic Open India this week.
S.S.P. Chowrasia (Ind)
Chowrasia is a two-time Asian Tour winner and he is enjoying a great 2014 season so far. He has five top-10 results this week and missed only one cut in 12 appearances. A return to the Delhi Golf Club for the Panasonic Open India will put him in good stead to secure a third victory on the region’s premier Tour.
OOM: 12th
Form Guide: T32, T5, T23, T56, T4
Thaworn Wiratchant (Tha)
Two-time Order of Merit winner Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand will headline the elite field this week. He holds an unprecedented 17 Asian Tour titles including two Indian Open victories in 2005 and 2012. With one win and three top-10s this year, Thaworn will be one of the host favourites to win this week.
OOM: 14th
Form Guide: 7, T41, T4, T36, T21
Rahil Gangjee (Ind)
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It has been 10 years since Rahil won his first Asian Tour title in China. But a return to his favourite golf course will give him added motivation to shoot for glory. The amiable Indian is one of the most consistent players this year, making eight straight cuts at the start of the season. He also has three top-10 results so far this year.
OOM: 16th
Form Guide: MC, T15, T9, MC, MC
Rashid Khan (Ind)
Rashid is highly regarded as one of the new emerging stars from India. He won his first Asian Tour title at the SAIL-SBI Open in March before capping two other top-10 results. He will not aim for a second title on home soil at the Panasonic Open India.
OOM: 22nd
Form Guide: RTD, MC, MC, T24, T8
Siddikur Rahman (Ban)
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Siddikur makes a return after a long injury layoff. His last event was at the Omega European Masters where he had to retire due to an injured back. He has enjoyed great success at the Delhi Golf Club with his victory at the 2013 Indian Open as his highlight at the venue.
OOM: 22nd
Form Guide: RTD, T3, T2, MC, MC
Wade Ormsby (Aus)
He enjoyed a memorable victory at the Panasonic Open India last year. It was his first win after playing in over 200 professional events. He plays mostly in Europe this year and missed only three cuts in 23 appearances.
OOM: 32nd
Form Guide: T9, T41, MC, T50, T41