The Golfing Star Of India: Jyoti Randhawa

By Arpita Gulyani

One of the top notches of Indian golf, Jyoti Randhawa is the second highest ranked Indian in world golf rankings, the first being Jeev Milkha Singh. Randhawa participated on the Asian Tour and the European Tour. His illustrious career reached the pinnacle of success, when, consecutively in 1998 and 1999, he became the Hero Honda Master. With five Asian Tour wins in India in his kitty since his breakthrough win in 1998, Radhawa presently is ranked as 96th in the Official World Golf Rankings. A consistent and hard working golfer, with a few more wins Randhawa is sure to strike gold as he would then be promoted as one amongst the top 50 in the world. In the following lines, we have provided detailed information about his early life, career and professional wins.

Career

He is one from the pioneers of golf in India. Presently he is ranked among the top 100 golfers on the planet. His profession achieved the Zenith of progress, when, successively in 1998 and 1999, he became the master of Hero Honda.

His professional career began in the year 1994 when he won the All India Amateur Championship in 1993. After Jeev Milkha Singh, the renowned profession of Jyoti Randhawa has positioned him the 2nd best Indian golf Player. He is one of the regular at the Asian PGA Tour and European Tours. In 2004 came his best finish on the European tour at the Johnnie Walker Classic. Then he turned to first Asian Recipient of the Order of Merit title and later he won in the Singapore Open. He also won the title of Volvo Asian Master in Malaysia at Kuala Lumpur. He also participated in the Asian Tour as well as in the year 2007, 08 and 09 he represented India in the Men’s World Cup in golf and also in the year 2006 represented Asia in The Royal Trophy that was a men’s professional team of the golf tournament.

 

Professional wins

Asian Tour (6 wins)

  • 1998 Hero Honda Masters, India
  • 1999 Hero Honda Masters, India
  • 2000 Wills Indian Open, Singapore Open
  • 2004 Volvo Masters of Asia
  • 2006 Hero Honda Indian Open
  • Japan Golf Tour
  • 2003 Suntory Open

 

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