Gurugram: The 2020 edition of the Hero Indian Open is set to return to the DLF Golf and Country Club in Gurgaon from March 19 to 22.

Highly regard as India’s flagship golf tournament and the country’s longest running international sports event, the 56th edition of the Hero Indian Open will also be the 15th consecutive year that Hero MotoCorp Ltd is supporting the tournament.

Inaugurated in 1964, the $1.75 million Indian Open is expected to welcome several of the best players in the world as it is once again promoted by the Indian Golf Union (IGU) and co-sanctioned by the Asian Tour and European Tour.

The challenging Gary Player Course at DLF Golf and Country Club, which has been the host venue of the Indian Open since 2017, will provide a stern test for the 144 players vying for top honours next month.

Almost all top Indian golfers, including past champions such as SSP Chawrasia (2016 and 2017), Anirban Lahiri (2015) and three-time winner Jyoti Randhawa (2000, 2006 and 2007) will be seen in action in this edition of the Indian Open. 

Proven and established champions including Shiv Kapur, Rashid Khan, Rahil Gangjee and Shubhankar Sharma will also be in the fray.

Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher won his first professional title in Asia and his third on the European Tour when he triumphed in Delhi in 2019. The former Ryder Cup player staged a remarkable comeback by firing three birdies in his closing four holes to win the Hero Indian Open by one-shot over Japan’s Masahiro Kawamura.

Other past Indian Open champions include Matt Wallace (2018), Siddikur Rahman (2013), David Gleeson (2011), Liang Wen-chong (2008) and Mardan Mamat (2004).