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Arjun Atwal |

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (42) / 3/20/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 185
College: India

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Arjun Atwal has gained entry into this week's Puerto Rico Open.
The Indian was the second alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He was handed a tee time following a trio of withdrawals today. This will mark his first appearance on the PGA TOUR since last season. He's played abroad since and won the Dubai Open on the Asian Tour in December. The 41-year-old is 0-for-2 in Puerto Rico. Mar 2 - 10:06 AM

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Arjun Atwal is a two-time winner of the Maybank Malaysian Open and also emerged victorious on his last competitive start.

That intriguing mix could make the Indian a popular choice this week although some caveats are needed. This week's venue is Kuala Lumpur G&CC but Atwal's two triumphs in this tournament came elsewhere. He won the 2003 edition at The Mines Resort & GC and followed that up five years later by capturing the title at Kota Permai G&CC. His best finish at Kuala Lumpur G&CC was a T28 in 2010. Atwal's last worldwide start came in the Asian PGA Tour's Dubai Open in December and it was one to remember as he posted 16-under to win by a shot. That was his first victory anywhere since he landed the PGA TOUR's Wyndham Championship in 2010.
Feb 3 - 3:37 PM

At 16-under-par 73-65-68-66=272, Arjun Atwal secured a one-stroke victory at the Dubai Open on Dec. 21.

The tournament at The Els Club Dubai marked the season finale on the Asian Tour, but it was also the last official event on the planet in 2014. It was Atwal's first title anywhere since his breakthrough on the PGA TOUR at the 2010 Wyndham Championship. Because of its timing as the conclusion of the regular season and if you rule out his longtime friendship with Tiger Woods, Atwal might be best known for being excluded from qualifying from the FedExCup Playoffs that season despite the victory. Today, non-members that win TOUR events are allowed to claim FedExCup points collected (retroactively) as a non-member in the same season. The 41-year-old native of India has no fantasy value in the U.S., but his latest triumph could serve as a springboard elsewhere into 2015.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 02:36:00 AM

Arjun Atwal arrived at the midpoint of the Barracuda Championship with 17 points and sits nine adrift of the 36-hole clubhouse lead.

No matter what happens on the weekend, that he's survived a cut this season will retain value next season in the Beyond 150 Reshuffle where he is a past champion. Of course, he could climb the ladder in any number of ways, but the pecking order crushes the status of guys in that category that can't collect any FedExCup points. Thus far in Reno, Atwal has circled 11 birdies against five bogeys. It's remarkable stuff considering he's hit only 18 greens in regulation.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 04:55:00 PM

Arjun Atwal has been added to the published field of this week's Barracuda Championship.

He started the week as the 16th alternate, but gained entry following three more withdrawals today. He just missed open qualifying, so we know he's on site and unlikely to pull out. Atwal is 0-for-2 this season. His last PGA TOUR payday was a solo 71st at last year's Wyndham Championship.
Tue, Jul 29, 2014 02:50:00 PM

Arjun Atwal carded a 5-under-par 32-35=67 in today's open qualifier for the Barracuda Championship at Hidden Valley Country Club in Reno, Nevada, one stroke too high to force a playoff into the tournament proper.

Atwal came flying out of the gates today with an eagle at the par-5 first hole. After pars at 2 and 3, he eagled the par-4 fourth. He parred the next nine before adding a birdie at the par-5 14th. The one-time PGA TOUR winner closed bogey-birdie to settle into a 10-way share of fifth place at the four-spotter. He's currently second alternate for the Barracuda, so he better not leave town. Atwal is 0-for-2 on the season. Other notables that failed to qualify include: 68--Frank Lickliter II; Parker McLachlin; Todd Fischer ... 69--Brad Adamonis; Scott Gordon; Tom Johnson ... 70--Mike Springer; Stephen Gangluff; Danny Ellis ... 72--Brad Elder ... 73--Michael Letzig.
Mon, Jul 28, 2014 06:52:00 PM

Arjun Atwal has been added to the published field of this week's John Deere Classic.

Atwal started the week as the 21st alternate, but climbed into the field when Brian Gay withdrew and two others withdrew as alternates. The one-time PGA TOUR winner missed the cut at the Quicken Loans National two weeks ago where he played on a sponsor exemption. It's his only start of the season. He's 1,151st in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Wed, Jul 9, 2014 03:35:00 PM

Arjun Atwal picked up a sponsor exemption into the Quicken Loans National at Congressional Country Club.

Atwal has long been known to be a close friend of Tiger Woods, so it's not a big shocker that he landed a spot in Tiger's tournament. Atwal has Past Champion status, so any FedExCup points he could secure by potentially making the cut would count. In his previous four starts in this event, he's made two cuts but only one came at Congressional. That was a T74 in 2012.
Wed, Jun 25, 2014 09:57:00 PM

Arjun Atwal turned in a 2-under-par 35-35=70 at the open qualifier for this week's HP Byron Nelson Championship, one stroke too high to join the playoff for the final berth into the tournament proper.

Atwal traded five birdies with three bogeys at The Lakes at Castle Hills in Lewisville, Texas. He has Past Champion status on the PGA TOUR, but has yet to climb into a field all season. Other notables that failed to qualify include: 70--Brad Elder ... 71--Nathan Green; Michael Letzig ... 72--Robert Gamez; James Nitties ... 74--Glen Day; Frank Lickliter II; Omar Uresti ... 75--Paul Stankowski; Ted Purdy; J.J. Killeen ... 76--Brad Adamonis ... 81--Craig Kanada. Incidentally, after the results of the four-spotter were posted, it was reported that Case Cochran was the last man to survive the playoff when he aced the par-3 16th hole from 152 yards. He's the son of PGA TOUR winner Russ Cochran.
Tue, May 13, 2014 05:02:00 PM

Arjun Atwal posted minus-4 points in his opening round of the Reno-Tahoe Open.

We last saw the one-time PGA TOUR winner at the Sanderson Farms Championship where he withdrew at one round with an illness. His game was sickly today as he racked up four bogeys before a pair of birdies return him to zero on the round. Alas, a double bogey-bogey finish left a terrible taste in his mouth. Last year's cut fell at seven points, not that Atwal needs a reminder that he needs to post a big number on Friday to have a shot at the weekend.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 05:00:00 PM

Arjun Atwal is listed in the published field of next week's Reno-Tahoe Open.

He had to call it quits after last week's opening round in Mississippi due to an illness. Atwal has cashed in just one of six starts and entered this week ranked 248th in FedExCup points.
Fri, Jul 26, 2013 07:45:00 PM

Arjun Atwal withdrew from the Sanderson Farms Championship following his opening round due to an illness.

Atwal submitted a 5-over-par 38-39=77 before calling it a week. He hit only half of his fairways and greens, and erased two birdies with five bogeys and one double. He's now 1-for-6 on the season on Past Champion status.
Fri, Jul 19, 2013 12:10:00 PM

Arjun Atwal has been added to the published field of this week's FedEx St. Jude Classic.

Atwal was the fifth alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He gained entry thanks to four withdrawals and two others as alternates ahead of him. The one-time PGA TOUR winner hasn't cashed in three starts this year, but he placed T19 at TPC Southwind last year.
Tue, Jun 4, 2013 10:33:00 AM

Arjun Atwal has been added to the published field of this week's Valero Texas Open.

Atwal was the sixth alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He gained entry due to a high number of withdrawals today. Currently 0-for-2 on the season and relegated to the Past Champions category, the recently turned 40-year-old could use some of the mojo that led to a T17 at the VTO in its inaugural edition at TPC San Antonio in 2010. However, he chased it with a T51 in 2011 before missing the cut last year.
Mon, Apr 1, 2013 06:16:00 PM

Arjun Atwal entered the final round of The McGladrey Classic in a tie for third, but dropped into a share of 10th with a 1-over par 36-35=71.

Atwal erased a birdie on the opening hole with a double bogey on the second. On the remaining 16 holes, he would alternate a birdie and a bogey, with the rest pars. While his 15 GIR were the most he'd landed all week, so too were the 33 putts needed to navigate Seaside. He is projected to have moved from 175th to 166th on the money list.
Sun, Oct 21, 2012 05:06:00 PM