Mukesh Kumar scripts history: 6 rare facts about the Indian veteran golfer
- Mukesh Kumar became the oldest golfer to clinch the Asian Tour title.
- He won the 2016 Panasonic Open at an age of 51 on Sunday.
- He is 22nd Indian overall to win an international golf title.
The 51-year-old golfer, who plays in the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI), created history when he became the oldest golfer to clinch the Asian Tour Title on Sunday.
The tournament took place at Delhi Gold Course.
Mukesh, who has no plans of retirement, has scripted a new chapter in his life and in older athletes' making them believe that 'experience' still holds a crucial place in today's era of sports.
Here are 5 rare facts everyone must know about the veteran golfer who made India proud:
Age is just a number:
The 2016 Panasonic Open 2016 was the 51-year-old golfer's maiden title on the continental circuit. He also became the oldest player to clinch the Asian Tour title.
Mukesh's massive victory in the Panasonic Open earned him entry to the star-studded $2 million Hong Kong Open, co-sanctioned by the European Tour. While the tournament is due to begin on Thursday, Mukesh cannot travel.
"I am not able to go because my passport has expired and it will not be renewed in time to get things in order for the Hong Kong event," disappointed Mukesh said.
Mukesh entered professional golf in 1984. It took him a span of 32 years for bagging the biggest win of his career after notching up 123 domestic tour victories.
The Indian veteran golfer, Mukesh trains at Army Gold Course, MHOW, in Indore.
22nd Indian to win:
With the win in the Panasonic Open 2016, Mukesh became the 222nd Indian golfer overall to triumph in an international tour.