• Rahil GANGJEE

    IND

    • Date of birth Oct 02, 1978
    • Turned Pro 2001
    • Residence Calcutta
    • Family Married

Biography

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.

Career Highlights

  1. Rahil ended a 14-year title drought when he won the 2018 Panasonic Open Golf Championship in Japan The victory was satisfying as it was his second Asian Tour win since his success at the 2004 Volkswagen Masters - China
  2. In 2014, he came close on home soil at the Panasonic Open India, only to finish tied second after losing in a play-off
  3. In 2013, he posted three top-10s at the Zaykabar Myanmar Open, Panasonic Open India and CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters
  4. Played on the Web.com Tour in the U.S in 2011 and 2012.
  5. 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
  6. In 2006, Rahil notched three top-three performances at the Brunei Open, Korea Open and Mercuries Taiwan Masters
  7. 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
  8. Rahil was ranked as one of India’s top amateurs with several notable victories under his belt.

Asian Tour Victories

  1. Asian Tour victory: (2)
  2. 2004 Volkswagen Masters, China.
  3. 2018 Panasonic Open Golf Championship, Japan.
 

Tournament Results

Tournament Pos R1 R2 R3 R4 Score TO PAR Earnings
SMBC Singapore Open RET 72 - - - 72 6 -
Leopalace21 Myanmar Open RET 74 - - - 74 6 -
Maybank Championship MC 73 73 - - 146 2 -
Panasonic Open Golf Championship 1 69 65 68 68 270 -14 US$ 283,018
Thailand Open T18 71 69 66 70 276 -4 US$ 3,327
Kolon Korea Open Golf Championship T57 72 69 77 73 291 7 US$ 4,079

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