TATA STEEL GROUP & PGTI ANNOUNCE THE 17TH TATA OPEN GOLF 

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  • Top names in the field are Khalin Joshi, Rashid Khan, Chikkarangappa, Chiragh Kumar, Anura Rohana

Jamshedpur, December 18, 2018: The TATA STEEL Group and PGTI have announced the 17th TATA Open Golf which will be held in Jamshedpur from 20th – 23rd December, 2018. The four-day tournament will be hosted at the Golmuri Golf Course in Jamshedpur. The Pro-Am will be played on 19th December, 2018. The event offers a rich prize purse of Rs. 1 crore and constitutes the last leg of the 2018 PGTI season.

The tournament will feature some of the top Indian professionals such as Asian Tour winners Khalin Joshi, Rashid Khan, Chikkarangappa and Chiragh Kumar, to name a few. The top foreign players in the field are Sri Lankans Anura Rohana (defending champion), Mithun Perera, N Thangaraja and K Prabagaran as well as Australian Kunal Bhasin.

The local challenge will be led by professional Karan Taunk of Jamshedpur. The field also features three leading amateurs from Jamshedpur, Navtez Singh, Aditya Panchamiya and Armaan Parikh. 

Mr. Sanjiv Paul, Vice President, Safety, Health & Sustainability, Tata Steel, said, “The Tata Open Golf has grown to be a significant tournament in the East in the PGTI Golf calendar. We are happy to host country’s leading golfers competing for top honours. The Golmuri golf course is in great shape and spectators can look forward to some exhilarating golf.” 

Mr. Uttam Singh Mundy, CEO, PGTI, said, “The 17th edition of the TATA Open promises to be a grand spectacle for golf fans in Jamshedpur as some of the biggest names in Indian golf will be seen in action vying for one of the most prestigious trophies on the PGTI. This year there is the added excitement of the event being the last leg of the season. We thank Mr. T V Narendran, CEO and MD, TATA STEEL, for his continued commitment to the growth of Indian professional golf.”

The tournament venue, the Golmuri Golf Course, is a lush green, beautiful and very well-maintained golf course which doesn’t allow golfers any room for error.

About Tata Steel

Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 27.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) as on March 31, 2018. It is one of the world’s most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $20.41 billion (INR 133,016 crore) in FY18. Tata Steel Group is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 65,000. Tata Steel retained Industry Leader position in FY18 and ranked second overall in the DJSI assessment, 2017. The Company has been recognized as the Climate Disclosure Leader in ‘Steel category’ by CDP (2017). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel was felicitated with several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2014-15 and 2015-16, Best Risk Management by CNBC TV18 (2018) and ‘Corporate Strategy Award’ by Mint (2018). The Company also received the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from Ethisphere Institute for the sixth time (2018), Steel Sustainability Champions (2017) by the World Steel Association, Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards (2017 & 2018), Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award by Institute of Directors (2017) as well as ‘Asia’s Best Integrated Report’ award by the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (2017), among several others.

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