The beginning of the Hero World Challenge was announced by Pawan Munjal, the Chairman, Managing Director and CEO of Hero MotoCorp at the Bahamas in presence of Tournament-C Host Tiger Woods and first time Indian entrant Anirban Lahiri. The event will begin at the Albany, a desert links style championship golf course in the Bahamas.
Anirban Lahiri, who is India’s top golfer, will play this year’s tournament, becoming the first Indian player to feature in the PGA-sanctioned tournament that is hosted by Hero MotoCorp and Tiger Woods Foundation. Pawan Munjal wished good luck to Anirban for the tournament week. Tiger Woods lauded Anirban’s talent and potential by saying that he is sure Anirban will be a part of the Olympics and hopes that he wins the game which would be an explosion for everyone in India.
Tiger Woods further added about golf in India by saying that what Pawan (Munjal) has done with Hero in India is important and that is how he sees the game growing in India. He said that it was fun being in Delhi to see the excitement and level of Indian Golf and during this stay he also got a chance to watch Cheyene (his niece who took part in the Hero Women’s Indian Open).
Munjal was quoted saying that Hero’s association with Tiger Woods and the Hero World Challenge is a reflection of their rapidly growing footprint and that their association with the event that has been an exciting one. He further went on to say that he was happy to introduce Hero’s ambassador and Indian talent Anirban Lahiri to this event.
This is the first year the event has moved outside the US. The first round of the 18-player game will start on 3rd December and the results will be announced on 6th December.