Incheon, Sep 5 (IANS) In-form Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar will be one of the favourites at the 34th Shinhan Donghae Open which will be played from September 13 to 16.
The 30-year-old has been in red-hot form on the Asian Tour since May this year. He posted four top-10s in his last eight starts, including a victory in Fiji last month.
Bhullar is feeling very positive about his game at the moment and he hopes to bring the momentum to the Bear’s Best Cheongna Golf Club.
“The Fiji win has given me so much confidence. I am now fourth on the Asian Tour standings. My goals have changed after my first win on Tour this year and now, I am looking forward to playing in bigger events,” said Bhullar, who will be the highest-ranked player on the Tour’s merit list at the event.
The nine-time winner posted a wire-to-wire victory in 2017 Macau Open and in the process, became the youngest golfer in Tour history to win eight titles.
Bhullar currently holds the most number of wins by an Indian golfer on the Asian Tour, surpassing luminaries Arjun Atwal and Jyoti Randhawa.
The young Indian lists his win at the Shinhan Donghae Open in 2016 as one of the most memorable achievements in his career. That year, he overcame a five-shot deficit to emerge top of the leaderboard, ending a three-year barren run.
“My victory back in 2016 was really special. I had a tough year before that and coming out of an injury was mentally very hard for me. Since I have won there before, I will be trying to repeat my winning performance.”