Digvijay Singh (golfer)

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Digvijay Singh
Personal information
Full name Digvijay Singh Chahal
Born (1972-01-30) 30 January 1972 (age 45)
New Delhi, India
Nationality  India
Spouse Chitra Sarwara
Children Ameerah Chahal, Dilawar Singh
Career
Turned professional 1999
Current tour(s) Professional Golf Tour of India
Asian Tour
Professional wins 13
Number of wins by tour
Asian Tour 1
Other 12

Digvijay Singh (born 30 January 1972) is a professional golfer from India currently playing on the Professional Golf Tour of India and the Asian Tour.

Singh was born in New Delhi to an Indian Army officer (Col Niranjan Singh) in a Jat family. He had a solid amateur campaign, winning the Sri Lankan Amateur Championship in 1996 and 1997. He also represented India in 1996 and 1998, and also the Nomura Cup in 1995 and 1997. He also played in the Asian Games in Bangkok in 1998. He turned professional in 1999.

Professional career[edit]

Singh currently holds 12 career wins on the PGTI, where he has had most of his success. He played his first full season on the Asian Tour in 2008 after 8 previous attempts to obtain his card. He enjoyed a 4th place finish in his debut event in 2008 at the Indian Masters. He finished 2008 with $186,000 in earnings and a 30th place finish on the Order of Merit.

Singh won the DDA Open in 2006 after Ashok Kumar made a crucial mistake on the 16th hole on Sunday.[1] His first win on the PGTI came in 2008 at the Players Championship. It was his first professional win in over 2 years and 12th professional win.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Singh is married to Chitra Sarwara daughter of former Haryana revenue minister Ch. Nirmal Singh, herself being an international volleyball player and currently serving as the municipal corporator for Ambala Nagar Nigam in Haryana.

Jyoti Randhawa is Singh's former brother-in-law. His sister Bollywood actress Chitrangada Singh was married to Randhawa before they were divorced. Randhawa introduced Singh to the game at age 17 and he is the one who encouraged Singh to turn professional.

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 1996 Sri Lankan Amateur
  • 1997 Sri Lankan Amateur

Professional wins (13)[edit]

Asian Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runners-up
1 1 Apr 2012 Panasonic Open India –11 (70-73-68-66=277) 2 strokes India Gaganjeet Bhullar, Bangladesh Mohammad Siddikur

PGTI wins (1)[edit]

  • 2008 PGTI Players Championship at Coimbatore Golf Club

Other wins[edit]

This list is incomplete

  • 2000 BPGC Open
  • 2002 Royal Springs Open, ColorPlus Open
  • 2003 Surya Nepal Masters
  • 2004 SRF All-India Matchplay Championship
  • 2005 Airtel Masters
  • 2006 DDA Open

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

References[edit]

External links[edit]