New Delhi, Feb 4 IANS | 11 months ago

World No.1 golfer Tiger Woods made his much-awaited Indian debut in an exhibition match at a private event at the Delhi Golf Club (DGC) Tuesday.

At the event, organised by Hero Group and World Sports Group (WSG), where only select media and members of the DGC were invited, Woods played a few holes and was joined by Indian golf stars Shiv Kapur, Anirban Lahiri, Hero MotoCorp MD and CEO Pawan Munjal and select invitees.

Among the guests present were former India cricketers Madan Lal and Murali Karthik.

The American golfer arrived here Monday from Dubai, where he took part in the Dubai Desert Classic, and was whisked away from the VIP area at the airport amidst tight security.

Meanwhile, general public were left a little aggrieved by the privacy of the event. Many had wanted to get a glimpse of the sport's most popular figure but the 'members only' tag left them disappointed.

"Few days back I had heard the news that Tiger Woods would be coming to Delhi and that got me really excited. I am not a member of the DGC but I sometimes go play with a few buddies of mine there, so I called them to enquire but they gave me no details. Later I found out in the news that this was a members only event but I still came here hoping to see him," golf enthusiast Varun Bapna told IANS.

"It's a shame that normal people can't see him play. You have to be a member or know some big shots. This once again proves that golf is such an elitist sport," said Dhruv Bhatia, a big Tiger Woods fan.

(Posted on 04-02-2014)

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