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Arjun Atwal

Team: PGA Golfer
Age / DOB:  (45) / 3/20/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 185

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Arjun Atwal returns to DLF G&CC to take on the Gary Player Course in this week's Hero Indian Open in New Delhi.
The first Indian-born winner on the PGA Tour, and a three-time champion on the European Tour, Atwal almost made it four early in the season, when he opened with a 62 at the Mauritius Open, held the lead all week until caught late on by Dylan Frittelli and then lost in extra holes. He made another fast start in his last outing, the Maybank Championship, when a 67 had him T4 prior to recording T34 and the week before he was T10 in the Asian Tour's Myanmar Open. Good form, then, and he'll surely enjoy the wave of goodwill flowing the tournament site after Shubhankar Sharma's WGC debut. A winner of this tournament in 1999 and T55th on the course last year. Mar 6 - 9:24 AM

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Arjun Atwal continued his strong recent form with an opening 5-under-par 34-33=67 at the Maybank Championship in Malaysia, landing at T3 after the morning session and two back from clubhouse leader Chris Paisley.

The Indian finished runner-up at the European Tour's Mauritius Open in December and posted T10 at the Asian Tour's Myanmar Open last week. He's not finished better than T42 in three starts at Saujana G&CC but two of his three European Tour wins came in Malaysia so he has lots of fond memories when returning to this part of the world. The World No. 399, who also has a PGA TOUR win to his name (2010 Wyndham Championship), started par-birdie-bogey from Nos. 10-12 and then settled before ending his opening nine with back-to-back red numbers at 17 and 18. He made it three on the spin with another circle at 1 before trading a bogey at 2 with another gain at 3. Atwal moved into the top five thanks to a late pair of par breakers at 7 and 8.
Feb 1 - 4:35 AM

Pre-round co-leader Arjun Atwal posted a final lap 3-under-par 34-34=68 but it was only enough to tie Dylan Frittelli on 16-under 268 and the South African prevailed at the first extra hole to win the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at Heritage GC, Domaine de Bel Ombre.

Earlier Atwal had had reached the 572-yard par-5 final hole one behind the clubhouse leader Frittelli and launched a sensational approach to 15'0" then brushed the side of the hole with his eagle attempt. Alas, at the second time of asking, he could not repeat the trick. He missed the green, chipped to 5'0" and left the birdie attempt short; Frittelli, who had hit the green, two-putted for the win. Before then Atwal had remained calm when making the odd error; every time he made bogey (at 1, 8 and 11) he responded with birdie (at 2, 9 and 12). In addition he ticked 7 and 14 as he hung onto the coat-tails of Frittelli who passed him on the back nine. Afterwards he paid emotional tribute to his caddie John Curtis who missed three months of the season after his wife passed away.
Sun, Dec 3, 2017 07:58:00 AM

Halfway leader Arjun Atwal fired a 3-under-par 32-36=68 in round three of the European Tour's AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at Heritage GC but a bogey-6 at his closing hole allowed South African Louis De Jager to pull level on 13-under 200.

The pair hold a narrow one-shot lead over Dylan Frittelli and Miguel Tabuena. Still riding his opening 62, Atwal did a decent job of front-running today but the sting in the tail leaves the tournament wide open. After trading a birdie at 3 with a bogey at 4, the Indian accelerated with a hat-trick of red numbers at 7, 8 and 9. He couldn't keep that pace going on the back nine and wiped out a birdie at 14 with that three-putt bogey at the end to lose his solo lead. "I played solid all day except for a blip on the last hole which won’t bother me," Atwal said. "It did play harder today. I’m really looking forward to Sunday. With the way I’m playing, I think I have a good shot at it."
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 08:11:00 AM

Arjun Atwal's steady second round of 1-under-par 35-35=70 was sufficient to maintain his lead halfway through Friday at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open hosted by Heritage GC; his 10-under total of 132 left him one stroke clear of Dylan Frittelli and Laurie Canter. UPDATE:- By the end of play the only change was that Louis De Jager made it a three way tie for second.

After the drama of Thursday's 62 Atwal made a sedate start on the back nine, opening with five pars and a birdie at No. 14. The first of two errors came at the 16th, but he got the shot back at the 18th. Another bogey followed at the third and he righted it with birdie-4 at the seventh, making him 8-under for the four long holes so far this week. Assuming he maintains his hold of the lead, and blustery conditions suggested the afternoon starters might struggle to catch him, it will be the sixth solo 36-hole lead of his career. He is currently 2-for-5. "The wind was gusting and you could look like a fool out there," he said. "I was pleased with how I played. The putter was definitely not as hot as the first day. I was hitting the ball just as good but it is tough to follow up a 62 with another low round."
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 05:59:00 AM

Possibly inspired by the imminent comeback of his good friend Tiger Woods, India's Arjun Atwal thrashed a superb course record 9-under-par 31-31=62 to claim the first round lead in the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at Heritage GC, Domaine de Bel Ombre, four shots clear of Miguel Tabuena, Sebastian Heisele and Louis De Jager.

When the experienced Atwal last won a title, the Asian Tour's 2014 Dubai Open, he said of the American: "There’s very few friends in the world that will be there for you when you need them the most, he’s one of them. And I’m there for him as well." As Woods prepares to return to action in the Hero World Challenge perhaps Atwal was emboldened to light a fire of his own? Two braces of birdies (at 1 and 2, then 6 and 7) saw safely him to the turn and he added three more at 10, 16 and a tap-in at 18. But the highlight of the round was a 20'0" eagle drop at the par-5 14th which completed a circuit of the hole before disappearing (and would have left a longish look at birdie). A three-time winner on the European Tour, all in Asia, the last came in 2008.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 08:18:00 AM

Arjun Atwal coasted to a 3-under-par 34-33=67 during round two of the Quicken Loans National, staking out a spot inside the top 10 on 5-under 135. UPDATE: With play completed, Atwal is T4, his highest position on a leaderboard after any round since the 2012 McGladrey Classic (see below), and is five back of 36-hole leader David Lingmerth.

Atwal split 11 (of 14) fairways today, missing just seven on the week to rank T8 in the field. The veteran out of India got the scoring started early today with a three-hole birdie train that kicked off with a 7'1" birdie splash at the par-3 12th and included a 34'7" birdie bomb at the par-4 13th. His putter wasn't quite done, as he'd later sink a 26'9" par putt at the 17th. Atwal walked off TPC Potomac gaining 3.97 strokes putting on the day. The 2010 Wyndham Championship winner (as open-qualifier) hasn't found a top 25 on the PGA TOUR since a T10 in October of 2012 (McGladrey), where he was 36-hole leader and T3 thru 54 holes.
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 02:32:00 PM

The final round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic was suspended at 1:00 p.m. CT due to inclement weather with players being removed from the course. UPDATE: Play is scheduled to resume at 4:00 p.m. with 46 (of 73) golfers yet to complete their respective rounds. UPDATE #2: Play officially resumed at 4:03 p.m.

The final pairing of overnight leader Daniel Berger (-10) and D.A. Points (-7) had just gotten underway and were greenside at the par-4 first when the horn sounded. When play resumes, Berger will have a 9'6" par attempt after taking three to get on and Points has hit three and is 13'5" away on the fringe. One player who got their round in was Open-Qualifier Arjun Atwal. He ended on a disappointing note with a birdie-less inward half of 6-over 41 after going out in bogey-free 4-under 31. The 43-year-old and Asian Tour player won one time on the PGA TOUR in 199 career starts, claiming the 2010 Wyndham as an OQer in 2010, becoming the first Indian golfer to win on TOUR. He's currently T52 on 3-over-par 283 in just his second start of the season (MC, Sanderson Farms).
Sun, Jun 12, 2016 02:13:00 PM

Arjun Atwal will have plenty of good memories to draw upon when he returns to his homeland for the Hero Indian Open.

A winner of the Wyndham Championship on the PGA TOUR in 2010, Atwal won the Asian Tour's Hero Honda Masters at this week's course, Delhi GC, in 2003. He has five other top fives at the par 72 although the last of those came six years ago. His last appearance at Delhi GC was in this event in 2015 when he posted three 70s and a third-round 75 to finish T31. Atwal isn't the golfer he once was as shown by his current world ranking of 524 (he peaked at 106 in early 2011) but a T25 in last week's True Thailand Classic says he deserves respect this week.
Wed, Mar 16, 2016 10:24:00 AM

Arjun Atwal pieced together a 5-under-par 35-31=66 for his opening round of the Quicken Loans National and sits three shots in arrears of the overnight co-leaders.

It's no secret that his friendship with tournament host Tiger Woods goes a long way at the Indian receiving a sponsor exemption, but it's refreshing to see Atwal capitalize on it. He covered consecutive bogey-5s going out with seven birdies, five of which on his way in. The longest among the conventional on his day ranged 45 feet at the par-3 11th hole and 32'6" at the par-4 second, but he also chipped in from the collar 10 yards away at the par-4 18th. The 42-year-old has gone 17 consecutive starts on the PGA TOUR since his last top 25 at the 2012 McGladrey Classic (T10).
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 09:15:00 PM

Arjun Atwal has crashed the field of this week's John Deere Classic.

The PGA TOUR winner was the third alternate when the field was released on Friday afternoon. He gained entry following two withdrawals. This will be just his third start of the season. He cashed in his first two, but hasn't finished inside the top 25 in seven starts worldwide in 2015.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mon, Jul 6, 2015 03:28:00 PM

Arjun Atwal scrambled to a 2-under-par 33-35=68 in today's third round of the FedEx St. Jude Classic joining Tim Wilkinson and Camilo Villegas as 54-hole clubhouse leaders.

Atwal, making just his second PGA TOUR start on the season (T27, Puerto Rico Open), began the day at 3-under (T22) and six shots back. The 42-year-old overshadowed two bogeys with four birdies to post a 5-under 205 aggregate, up 12 spots on the live leaderboard. On his loop, Atwal landed nine (of 14) fairways and managed 11 greens in regulation, requiring 26 putts to tour TPC Southwind. He was 3-under thru 13 holes, circling birdies at Nos. 2, 3 and 11, before squaring his first bogey at the par-3 14th, finding the water off the tee. Atwal's fourth par breaker came at the next, his birdie roll disappearing from 19'4" and was his longest conversion on the day. A second dropped shot came in the form of a three-putt bogey from 45'7" at the 17th.
Sat, Jun 13, 2015 04:28:00 PM

Arjun Atwal has risen into the field at this week's FedEx St. Jude Classic.

The PGA TOUR winner is reliant on status from his lone title this season, but this will be just his second start (T27, Puerto Rico). Since, he's missed cut in Indonesia and Mauritius. With paydays here in his last two appearances in 2012 and 2013, there are going to be worse options at the bottom of the barrel in DFS.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mon, Jun 8, 2015 04:50:00 PM

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.
Source: PGATOUR.com
Mon, Mar 2, 2015 10:06:00 AM

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.
Tue, Feb 3, 2015 03:37:00 PM