PGTI announces busy second half of 2023 taking season’s prize purse to a record high

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The back half of the season features 11 events with prize money in excess of INR 1 crore.

The first half of the season consisted of eight events and was followed by the mid-season break. The action will now resume with the inaugural India Cements Pro Championship which will be played at the TNGF Cosmo Golf Course in Chennai from August 16 – 19.

The next two events, Coimbatore Open at Coimbatore Golf Club from August 22 – 25 and Vizag Open at East Point Golf Club from September 20 – 23, will also be new additions to the PGTI schedule thus making it a total of six new events this season.

With the staging of the Vizag Open, the East Point Golf Club will be added as a new venue on the PGTI calendar. As a result, the tour further expands its geographical footprint by making its first entry into the state of Andhra Pradesh and the city of Visakhapatnam.

The Telangana Golconda Masters at Hyderabad Golf Association (September 27 – 30) and the J&K Open presented by J&K Tourism at Jammu Tawi Golf Course (October 4 – 7) return for their ninth and third editions respectively. While the prize money for the Telangana Golconda Masters has been raised from INR 40 lacs to INR 1 crore, the prize purse for the J&K Open has been raised from INR 40 lacs to INR 50 lacs.

The Bengaluru Open Golf Championship to be staged at Karnataka Golf Association (October 18 – 21) and the Haryana Open presented by Wonder Cement to be held at Panchkula Golf Club (October 25 – 28) are two events that return to the PGTI schedule after a long gap. Both events offer prize purses of INR 1 crore each.

The sixth edition of the Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational presented by TAKE is to be played at the Chandigarh Golf Club from November 2 – 5. The event carries a prize purse of INR 1.5 crore.

The last six events of the season will be held over consecutive weeks beginning with the second edition of the Dream Valley Group presents Vooty Masters at the Vooty Golf County in Vikarabad, Telangana (November 15 – 18).

The IndianOil Servo Masters Golf, the longest-running event on the PGTI, will be back for its 23rd edition at the Digboi Golf Links from November 22 – 25.

Both the Kapil Dev-Grant Thornton Golf Invitational presented by DLF at DLF Golf & Country Club, Gurugram (November 29 – December 2) and the SSP Chawrasia Invitational presented by TAKE at Royal Calcutta Golf Club (December 7 – 10) will be staging their second editions following their grand launch last season.

Thereafter, the sixth edition of the Jaipur Open will be held at the Rambagh Golf Club (December 13 – 16). The prize money of the Jaipur Open has been raised from INR 40 lacs to INR 1 crore.

The TATA Steel Tour Championship carrying a prize purse of INR 3 crore, the highest on the PGTI, will once again be the season finale featuring the top-60 on the Order of Merit along with a few invitees. The tournament will be held at the Golmuri & Beldih Golf Courses in Jamshedpur from December 21 – 24.

Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI, said, “The line-up of events and handsome prize purse on offer in the second half makes 2023 our strongest season ever. The non-stop golfing action from August to December, the launch of three new events, the addition of a new venue and new sponsors, reflects the sustained positive growth of Indian professional golf. We look forward to the action-packed months ahead and thank PGTI members, our sponsors, tour partners and the host venues of all events this season for their support and cooperation in helping us take the tour to new heights.”











Aug 16-19, 2023

India Cements Pro Championship 2023

Aug 15, 2023

TNGF Cosmo Golf Course, Chennai

INR 50 Lacs

Aug 22-25, 2023

Coimbatore Open 2023

Aug 26, 2023

Coimbatore Golf Club, Coimbatore

INR 1 Crore

Sep 20-23, 2023

Vizag Open 2023

Sep 19, 2023

East Point Golf Club, Vizag

INR 1 Crore

Sep 27-30, 2023

Telangana Golconda Masters 2023

Sep 26, 2023

Hyderabad Golf Association, Hyderabad

INR 1 Crore

Oct 4-7, 2023

J&K Open 2023 presented by J&K Tourism

Oct 8, 2023

Jammu Tawi Golf Course, Jammu

INR 50 Lacs

Oct 18-21, 2023

Bengaluru Open Golf Championship 2023 (TBC)

Oct 17, 2023

Karnataka Golf Association, Bengaluru

INR 1 Crore

Oct 25-28, 2023

Haryana Open 2023 presented by Wonder Cement

Oct 29, 2023

Panchkula Golf Club, Panchkula

INR 1 Crore

Nov 2-5, 2023

Jeev Milkha Singh Invitational 2023 presented by TAKE

Nov 1, 2023

Chandigarh Golf Club, Chandigarh

INR 1.5 Crore

Nov 15-18, 2023

Dream Valley Group presents Vooty Masters 2023

Nov 19, 2023

Vooty Golf County, Vikarabad, Telangana

INR 1 Crore

Nov 22-25, 2023 (TBC)

IndianOil Servo Masters Golf 2023

Nov 26, 2023

Digboi Golf Links, Digboi

INR 75 Lacs

Nov 29-Dec 2, 2023

Kapil Dev-Grant Thornton Invitational 2023 presented by DLF

Dec 3, 2023

DLF Golf & Country Club, Gurugram

INR 1 Crore

Dec 7-10, 2023

SSP Chawrasia Invitational 2023 presented by TAKE

Dec 6, 2023

Royal Calcutta Golf Club, Kolkata

INR 1 Crore

Dec 13-16, 2023

Jaipur Open 2023

Dec 17, 2023

Rambagh Golf Club, Jaipur

INR 1 Crore

Dec 21-24, 2023

TATA STEEL Tour Championship 2023

Dec 20, 2023

Golmuri & Beldih GC, Jamshedpur

INR 3 Crore