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Golfer Mukesh Kumar becomes oldest Asian Tour winner

India’s Mukesh Kumar became the oldest golfer to win an Asian Tour title when he lifted the weather-hit Panasonic Open here after it was curtailed to 54 holes. The 51-year-old Mukesh, who has 123 PGTI titles under his belt, turned in a two-under 70 in the final round to total 10-under 206 to claim the trophy — his first on the Asian Tour.

  • In fact, India dominated the top half of the leader borad with Jyoti Randhawa and Rashid Khan sharing the second position, a stroke adrift of Mukesh.
  • Both Randhawa and Rashid carded four-under 68 in the final round.
  • Honey Baisoya took the sole fifth spot with a five-under 67 in the final round which left him with a total of seven-under 209.
  • Randhawa took pride in his commendable result, which marked his second top-five finish in the last one month on the Asian Tour.
  • Khan battled against a wrist injury to cap his best finish on the Asian Tour this season.

ASIAN TOUR

  • The Asian Tour is the principal men’s professional golf tour in Asia except for Japan, which has its own Japan Golf Tour, which is also a full member of the International Federation of PGA Tours.
  • The Asian Tour is administered from offices in Singapore.
  • It is controlled by a board with a majority of professional golfers, and a Tournament Players Committee of its player members, supported by an executive team.
  • The Executive Chairman of the Board is the Burmese professional golfer Kyi Hla Han.