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Randhawa set for 200th Asian Tour appearance

March 14, 2012 12:31 IST

Seasoned Indian golfer Jyoti Randhawa will celebrate a milestone 200th Asian Tour appearance when he joins 25 other Tour champions at the Panasonic Open India in New Delhi from March 29.

Jyoti RandhawaTitle holder Anirban Lahiri, Prayad Marksaeng of Thailand and Korean-American Anthony Kang, who have won a combined total of 11 Asian Tour titles, will also headline the $ 300,000 showpiece to be staged at the Delhi Golf Club.

Thai legend Thaworn Wiratchant, also a former Asian Tour No. 1, Ben Fox of the United States and Angelo Que of the Philippines will also feature in the event sanctioned by the Asian Tour and PGTI.

The Panasonic Open India, held for the second year on the Asian Tour schedule, will be beamed live over four days to 200 countries and 650 million homes.

Randhawa, winner of the Order of Merit in 2002, will be aiming to bring back the glory days during which he notched eight titles, five of them on home soil on the established Asian Tour.

After an uncharacteristically quiet 2011 season, where his best finish was a tied fifth place at the Panasonic Open India, Randhawa opted to revert to his old swing at the season-ending Thailand Golf Championship and was immediately rewarded with a 13th place result.

"I changed a few things with my swing which I didn't need to previously. I have gone back to my old swing, made a few adjustments. I need to swing the way I swung under pressure. I need to take that to the golf course," said Randhawa.

"Under pressure, whatever I need to do, I can do it now with the old swing. I know what I need to do to play well in the world of golf. I've got that back now and just need to keep doing it," said the 39-year-old.

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