Lahiri, Atwal and Chopra to play in Bermuda

Anirban Lahiri. File Pic

Port Royal, Bermuda: India will be represented by Anirban Lahiri and Arjun Atwal at the Bermuda Championship which has again been given elevated status after the cancellation of the WGC-HSBC Champions event. The field also included Daniel Chopra, who was brought up in India, but is now of Swedish nationality but lives in the US.

Lahiri will play with Kevin Stadler and JJ Spaun, while Atwal tees up alongside Jason Dufner and Kramer Hickok. Chopra is paired with Robert Garrigus and Ted Potter.

Lahiri has had a slow start this season, missing the cut at Sanderson Farms and finishing 64th at Shriners Hospital Open.

The Bermuda Championship, hosted at Port Royal Golf Course and again scheduled to be held the same week as the WGC-HSBC Champions, has been given elevated status, including an increase on last year’s $4 million prize purse and full allocation of FedEx Cup points.

“Following discussions with HSBC, we can confirm the cancellation of the 2021 WGC-HSBC Champions,” said Jay Monahan, PGA Tour commissioner, ahead of the Tour Championship, which starts tomorrow.

“Although it’s unfortunate to have to do so, we must ensure that we abide by the epidemic prevention policies of different markets which may cause inconvenience to the players and make tournament operations very challenging.


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