From the Avantha Masters

The European Tour is in India this week for the Avantha Masters, contested at DLF Golf & Country Club in New Delhi. Golf's popularity is growing quickly in India, thanks in large part to the recent success enjoyed by world-class Indian players like Pro V1 loyalist Jeev Milkha Singh (who hails from Chandigarh) and Titleist Brand Ambassador Gaganjeet Bhullar (of Kapurthala). The 39-year-old Singh, a two-time Order of Merit winner on the Asian Tour, boasts 12 worldwide tour victories, including wins on the European and Japan Tours. In 2007 he became the first player from India to compete in the Masters, where he finished tied for 37th place. He followed that performance up with a T-25 finish in 2008 and later that year shared the first round lead at the 90th PGA Championship with Titleist Brand Ambassador Robert Karlsson. He eventually finished T-9 at the PGA, his best-ever finish in a major. Though lesser known here in the U.S., the 22-year-old Bhullar has already made a name for himself on the Asian Tour where he has two victories including this year's season-opening win at the Asian Tour International. The Avantha Masters is an event co-sanctioned with the Asian Tour, affording us a great opportunity to see a number of Titleist Brand Ambassadors from an emerging corner of the golfing world. Check out some images from New Delhi below.

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