City golfer Yuvraj Sandhu eyes PGTI titlesFebruary 5, 2021, Chandigarh
City-based golfer Yuvraj Singh Sandhu is all set to start afresh his Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) tour after an unscheduled Covid-19 pandemic break.
Last year, Sandhu finished 14th on the PGTI Order of Merit and currently holds 956th spot on the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR). The pandemic precluded his full-fledged participation from PGTI and Asian tours. However, he is now eyeing the titles of Gujarat Open Championship 2021 at Kalahar Blues & Greens and Glade One Masters 2021 at Glade One Golf Course, Ahmedabad, starting later this month.
“It’s been a tough off-season due to the pandemic. With not much happening in golf, I worked on improving physical strength, explosive power, mobility and balance. Also, I have customised my equipment in conjunction with expert coaches,” said Sandhu.
While talking on improving skills, Sandhu said: “I have put in concerted efforts to refine short game and putting. It was not a usual off-season. Players have gone through many ups and downs. However, I believe that the coming season will bring in some good new ahead.”
He is looking forward to multiple wins on the tours and finish amongst top five on the PGTI Order of Merit. On the OWGR, he is eyeing to join the top 300 league.
“After these two events (Gujarat), I will be waiting for my international assignments. Last year, during the 2020 Asian Tour Q School, I secured a B-card. Since the Asian Tour season was truncated due to the pandemic, I retained this B-card status on tour. Let’s see how it goes. From April onwards, I will be having a plenty of events to give my best,” said Sandhu.
Last year, he played seven tournaments on PGTI and made six cuts, including top-five finish in two. “I ended the year with a tied-8th in a star-studded field in the Tata Tour Championship held at Tata Nagar. My short-term goal is to play full-time on the PGTI and Asian tours in 2021. My mid-term goals are to graduate to the European Tour in 2022, win an Asian Games gold medal in 2022, move onto the PGA Tour in 2024 and win an Olympic gold medal in 2024. So, the post-Covid break period is really important for me for nurturing my golfing career,” said Sandhu.