Immediate goal is to win Asian Order of Merit: Bhullar
Posted on: 02:54 PM IST Apr 17, 2013 IST
New Delhi: Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar Wednesday said that his immediate goal is to win the Asian Order of Merit and finish the season as continent's No 1 pro. "I am currently placed second and my aim is to win the Asian Order of Merit title.
Secondly, having done well at the Avantha Masters, I would like to get a full tour card for the European PGA next season," the 24-year-old Bhullar told media persons after being announced as the Brand Ambassador of Tourism Authority of Thailand. As a mark of goodwill gesture, TAT has also contributed to "Gaganjeet Bhullar Foundation" which will groom upcoming golfers from the economically weaker strata of the society. Bhullar has a choc-a-bloc itinerary for the next few months as he gears up to hit the road.
"My first stop will be South Korea where I will take part in a co-sanctioned tournament. After that I have been invited to play in the Volvo China Open and the Japan PGA tour. I would certainly like to continue all the good work that I have put in the previous season and make it to the top-50 in the Fedex list."
Having played alongside Augusta Masters champion Adam Scott, Bhullar was happy that the Australian finally won a Major. "He is a fantastic golfer and we all used to ask him that when is he going to win a Major. He came really close at last year's British Open," Bhullar said. The Kapurthala lad feels that Tiger Woods did the right thing in "not withdrawing from the tournament" after being penalised two shots for illegal drops.
"Tiger was absolutely right in not withdrawing from the championship. In fact, anyone can be penalised but that doesn't mean that he would have to withdraw from the competition. Also look at how he was playing. He was on top of leader board before he was sanctioned," said Bhullar. Bhullar is of the opinion that in the next few years, the golfers from India's smaller towns will rule the roost.
"If you ask me about the scenario, I don't see youngsters from the big cities being very disciplined. Also, there is lack of infrastructure. I am from Kapurthala and I can assure you that you will get more talent from the smaller towns."
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