“Golf ignored” has been around for a long time in India but Tokyo has raised Olympic awareness: Kapil Dev

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Kapil Dev is an avid golfer and feels that India can progress in golf.© AFP

Former captain of the Indian cricket team Kapil Dev said on Tuesday that golf has long been ignored as a sport, but the recent performance of Indian golfers has raised awareness about the sport. Dev, an avid golfer, believes that India can become a major hub in golf as many new courses are coming up in different cities. “Golf has been neglected for a long time, but now after the Olympics, awareness has increased and I am very happy to be a part of it,” Kapil Dev told reporters.

“There is no shortage of talent in the country. A medal at the Olympics will prepare a generation. We want the Indians to win the British Open, the US Open. If a player is great the following should increase. Sponsors should come. It is wonderful that golf and government are taking time,” the former cricketer added.

Earlier, Delhi Golf Club presented the MO MEA Meenakshi Legi Tata Steel PGTI MP Cup 2021.

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The prize money of the competition is Rs. 70 lakhs. The Pro-Am event will take place on October 9th. This is the 14th event of the 2020-21 Tata Steel PGTI season. PGDI returns to DGC after seven years with a full-field event.

Indian golfer Aditi Ashok lost his medal after a stellar performance at the Tokyo Olympics.

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