The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI), the official sanctioning body of professional golf in India, will be staging the TATA Steel PGTI MP Cup 2021 Presented by Delhi Golf Club (DGC) Supported by Just In Time Sports Foundation at the DGC from October 5 – 8, 2021. The tournament carried a prize purse of Rs. 70 lakh. This is the 14th event of the 2020-21 TATA Steel PGTI season.
The Prize Distribution ceremony took place on 8th October at 1:30 PM in the presence of the Hon’ble Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi and Mr. Uttam Mundy -CEO of PGTI.
Hon’ble Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi, said, “It gives me immense pleasure to be a part of this ceremony with the TATA Steel PGTI MP Cup 2021 Presented by Delhi Golf Club Supported by Just In Time Sports Foundation which serves as a great platform to promote the sport of golf. This event truly showcases the commitment that all the members have shown towards the sports and to promote golf as a sport. Today, we are here to announce the lucky winners and also to applaud the victory of our commendable participants. I also congratulate all the mothers who have supported their children throughout the finals. You have set a very admiring benchmark for other sportspersons too.”
Viraj Madappa receives the winner’s cheque and trophy from Smt. Meenakshi Lekhi, Hon’ble Minister of State for External Affairs & Culture. The prize presentation party also included Mr. Manjit Singh, President, Delhi Golf Club (2nd from left), Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Anil P Dere, Captain, Delhi Golf Club (2nd from right), Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI (extreme left), and Mr. Avinash Pandey, CEO, ABP Network (extreme right).
Madappa said, “I was confident today but yet stressed out from the very start as I haven’t been in the leader group in a few years. Since I’ve not been in this position for some time, it almost felt like a new experience. I played decent golf today but got lucky when Khalin, who was playing well, gave me a chance with his dropped shots on the 13th and 14th. The two-shot swing in my favour on the 14th proved to be crucial. I feel Khalin and I was both just a little scrappy today and not at our best.”