SSP Chawrasia to start as favourite in the Kolkata Classic

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SSP Chawrasia at the RCGC on Monday. Image Source: XtraTime

Kolkata: Olympian and ace golfer SSP Chawrasia returned to his favourite golf course RCGC after a brilliant second straight Indian Open title in Gurgaon a couple of weeks back. SSP will certainly be the favourite who now has four European titles in his kitty was present at the RCGC to inaugurate the Kolkata Classic Golf Championship 2017. This time it will be a 72-hole stroke-play tournament featuring a field of 126 professionals. The cut will be appliedafter the first 36 holes. The top 50 players and ties will make the halfway cut and will continue to play for another 36 holes.

Among the foreign spread, the Sri Lankan trio of Mithun Perera, N Thangaraja and Anura Rohana are the most prominent ones.

“I am excited about playing the Kolkata Classic. The tournament will go a long way in further promoting the sport in Kolkata,” Chawrasia told reporters on the eve of the meet.

“I have had a great start to the season with victory at the Indian Open. It was a very special week for me.”

Asked to predict the winning score and the how this meet will help him in his future international ventures, Chawrasia said, “The winning score will be 15-under I presume. The course looks really good. I get good greens to play on here and that helps me prepare for other tournaments,” added Chawrasia who bagged his fourth European Tour title with the Indian Open.

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