Bhullar hopes to break into top-50
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Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar is aiming to break into the elite group of world top 50 players and said he would look to be more consistant at the international circuit.
"Getting into top-50 is my goal this year. Once you are in that category, it gives you a lot of cushion to choose your events and play in bigger tournaments. What I need to do to get there is be more consistent, that's what can help improve on the ranking," said Bhullar, who is the highest ranked Indian at 93, one place ahead of veteran Jeev Milkha Singh.
"In the month of November and December last year, I saw my ranking get constant boost every week because I scored top-10 position continously in six tournaments during that period," Bhullar, who had enjoyed a career best ranking of 88 in December, said on the sidelines of being announced the brand ambassador of Jaypee Greens golf course.
Top 50 players on the international circuit get to play the competitive PGA Tour tournaments and World Golf Championship events and Bhullar has been targetting the top-level for quite some time.
The 24-year-old golfer will be playing for Jaypee Greens, who own the Greater Noida franchise, in the 2nd edition of the IPL style nine-city based Louis Phillipe golf tournament starting February 11.
Bhullar, who won the Macau Open and Yeangder Players Championship last year, is confident of bagging the Rs 1.2 crore prize purse tournament as he has the experience of playing at the Jaypee Greens golf resort -- the host for this edition.
"The tournament will be in our home course so there will be lot of pressure to win. I have won on this course both as a junior and as a professional so I am hoping that will help," he said. Apart from Bhullar, the franchise has experienced campaigners in the form of PGTI stalwarts Vijay Kumar and Sanjay Kumar in their team.