Gaurav Ghei made history in 1997 by being the first Indian to qualify for the British Open. On Wednesday,he was thrilled with a brand new entrant Gaganjeet Bhullar making his way into the small band from the country to play in the worlds oldest Major.
This is absolutely fantastic for Gaganjeet. He has been on a great run recently,and this is a terrific achievement for him, Ghei said,speaking to The Indian Express.
Ghei was also glad that unlike him,Bhullar would be able to plan his journey to Scotland. When I made it in 1997,my qualifiers finished in the same week as the tournament was to begin. It gave me no chance to think about what I was doing. Bhullar can plan his calendar now,may be play a bit around Europe to get used to links courses, Ghei said.
The three-time Asian Tour winner,who had,however,failed to make the cut at the Major,said he hoped the youngster managed to make it to the weekend rounds.
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