Gaganjeet Bhullar aiming for ninth Asian Tour victory

Vastavam web: India s Gaganjeet Bhullar will be aiming to add a ninth Asian Tour victory and a first on home soil, when he tees off for the prestigious Hero Indian Open in a fortnight.The 29-year-old Bhullar, who has won eight Asian Tour titles across Asia but never in India, is determined to shine in front of his home crowd when the event gets underway at the challenging DLF Golf and Country Club in New Delhi from March 8 to 11.Winning my first Asian Tour title in India is going to be really special. It has always been my dream to win the Hero Indian Open and if I can do that, the victory will inspire many youngsters as well as aspiring golfers from small cities, said Bhullar.

Bhullar s most recent victory came at the Macao Open last October, where he won for the second time in his career. He also became the youngest ever player to obtain eight wins on the region s premier Tour following that victory.It is by far the hardest course on the Asian Tour. I am trying to get my short game set for it. Putting will also play an important role, added Bhullar, who came in tied-43rd at the Gary Player-designed course last year.

Bhullar has enjoyed a relatively good start to the 2018 season so far, claiming one top-10 result in four starts on the Asian Tour to sit in 11th place on the latest Habitat for Humanity Standings led by Sharma.The Hero Indian Open 2018, which marks the 54th edition of the storied event, will also feature an elite field that includes reigning Order of Merit champion Gavin Green of Malaysia, EurAsia Cup Team Europe Captain Thomas Bj rn of Denmark and Andrew Johnston of England.