Atwal aims to sign off on high note

He scripted history by becoming the first Indian to notch up a PGA Tour win but that is just not enough for Arjun Atwal, who wants to sign off his "incredible" season by winning next month's Indian Open at the Delhi Golf Course here.

India's two most successful golfers Atwal and Jeev Milkha Singh will head home to compete in the Indian Open - which returns to the DGC after being held at the DLF Golf and Country Club last year.

The USD 1.25 million tournament will be played from December 2 to 5 and is the joint richest full-field event on this year's Asian Tour.

The duo will be joined by compatriots Jyoti Randhawa, one of only two players to win the event on three occasions, and Shiv Kapur.

Atwal is still basking in the glory of becoming the first Indian to win on the US PGA Tour (the Wyndham Championships in August) while Jeev will be looking for a confidence boosting week after a year troubled by a nagging shoulder injury.

The 37-year-old Atwal also finished third in the McGladrey Classic in America three weeks ago.

His name is already on the Indian Open trophy as he claimed the title in 1999 and will return this year, bidding for his eighth Asian Tour victory.

"It will obviously be special playing in the Hero Honda Indian Open this year after winning in the States. That was an incredible moment and victory for me. My confidence is high and what better way to end the year than by winning my national Open for the second time," said Atwal, who topped the Asian Tour Order of Merit in 2003.

Atwal, a regular practice partner of Tiger Woods, last won in Asia when he triumphed in the Maybank Malaysian Open in 2008.

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