It is time to take a break from cricket as the high-profile International golf event revives in the country with UMS-CNS Open Asian Tour Golf Championship tees off from October 10 at the Karachi Golf Club, Karachi.
The tournament which is taking place after a gap of almost 11 years, will feature the top professional golfers from Asia and Europe.
Indian top professionals Digvijay Singh and Amandeep Johl will remain the star attraction alongside others from Austria, South Africa, Australia, Singapore and Bangladesh.
The 50-year-old Singapore born Mardan Mamat would be enthralling his counterparts with experience.
The 33-year-old Siddikur from Bangladesh has vast experience has been doing well on the Asian Tour since joining it back in 2009.
Golf is making its presence felt as the federation is continuously trying to bring the game to the main sports stream in the country.
Although golf suits the elite class as bearing its expenses is a challenge for a common man but in fact, most of the champion golfers are lower level caddies.
Pakistan’s top professional golfers, including Shabbir Iqbal and Ashfaq Russi, also raised as a caddy but has achieved so much from golf arena.
The tournament will also carry local flavour as a dozen of accomplished golfers will take part in the grand event.
The wealthy winning prize of US$300,000 would add some more value to the tournament.
Let’s hope that this initiative will work positively in flourishing the golf in the country and bring some more International sporting events in Pakistan.