Anirban Lahiri (50th), Tommy Fleetwood (81st) and Marc Warren (87th) are the other players in the top 100 of the World Ranking. In addition, three-time Major winner Padraig Harrington of Ireland is also confirmed for the event.
A whole host of past winners will also be in action, with Siddikur Rahman of Bangladesh, Thaworn Wiratchant of Thailand, Mardan Mamat of Singapore and India’s own Arjun Atwal joining Lahiri in the line-up.
The strength of the field and presence of so many top 100 players will also mean more World Ranking points, which are essential for players to qualify for the Olympic Games in Rio, where golf will make its return after a 112-year absence. The exact number of points will be determined once the entry list closes next week.
The home challenge will be led by Lahiri and will also include Jeev Milkha Singh, Atwal, SSP Chawrasia, Shiv Kapur, Gaganjeet Bhullar, Rashid Khan, Rahil Gangjee, Himmat Rai and Chiragh Kumar, among others.
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