|Location||New Delhi, India|
|Course(s)||DLF Golf and Country Club|
|Length||7,379 yards (6,747 m)|
Asia Golf Circuit
|Tournament record score|
|Aggregate||268 David Gleeson (2011)|
|To par||−20 as above|
The Indian Open, titled for sponsorship reasons as the Hero Indian Open since 2011, is the national open golf championship of India, organised by the Indian Golf Union. Founded in 1964, it was added to the Asia Golf Circuit schedule in 1970. In 1998 it became an event on the rival Omega Tour (known as the Asian Tour since 2004). Since 2015, it has also been co-sanctioned by the European Tour.
From 1964 until 2000, the tournament was held exclusively at either Delhi Golf Club or Royal Calcutta Golf Club. Since then it has been held at Classic Golf Resort in 2000 and 2001, Karnataka Golf Association in 2012, and DLF Golf and Country Club in 2009 and since 2017; all other editions have been held at Delhi Golf Club.
The inaugural event was held in February 1964. Peter Thomson beat Ralph Moffitt by four strokes. Thomson was the inspiration behind the event. He used to stop off in India while travelling worldwide to play and soon realised the potential for golf and that the best way to promote it would be an international tournament. It was this insight that persuaded the Indian Golf Union to establish the Indian Open. Thompson continued to play in the event and won again in 1966 and 1976. His three wins was equalled by Jyoti Randhawa in 2007.
The second event in 1965 was won by Indian amateur Prem Gopal (Billoo) Sethi, who beat Guy Wolstenholme by seven strokes. Sethi still remains the only amateur winner. It was not until 1991, when Ali Sher became champion, that India had another winner.
In 1970 the Indian Open became part of the Asia Golf Circuit; it had been an "associate event" on the circuit in 1967 and 1968. As a result of joining the tour, the field increased in strength with notable winners including three-time major champion Payne Stewart.
There have been a number of sponsors over the years, with Hero Honda Motors Ltd taking over sponsorship in 2005. The prize fund for 2017 was US$1.75 million.
|Year||Tour(s)[a]||Winner||Score||To par||Margin of
|Hero Indian Open|
|2021||ASA, EUR||Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic|||
|2020||ASA, EUR||Cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic|||
|2019||ASA, EUR||Stephen Gallacher||279||−9||1 stroke||Masahiro Kawamura||DLF G&CC||291,660|
|2018||ASA, EUR||Matt Wallace||277||−11||Playoff[b]||Andrew Johnston||DLF G&CC||291,660|
|2017||ASA, EUR||Shiv Chawrasia (2)||278||−10||7 strokes||Gavin Green||DLF G&CC||291,660|
|2016||ASA, EUR||Shiv Chawrasia||273||−15||2 strokes|| Anirban Lahiri
|2015||ASA, EUR||Anirban Lahiri||277||−7||Playoff[c]||Shiv Chawrasia||Delhi GC||250,000|
|2014||No tournament due to scheduling changes (November to February)|||
|2013||ASA||Siddikur Rahman||274||−14||1 stroke|| Anirban Lahiri
|2012||ASA||Thaworn Wiratchant (2)||270||−14||Playoff[d]||Richie Ramsay||Karnataka GA||198,125|||
|2011||ASA||David Gleeson||268||−20||3 strokes||Chiragh Kumar||Delhi GC||198,125|||
|Hero Honda Indian Open|
|2010||ASA||Rikard Karlberg||277||−11||2 strokes||Baek Seuk-hyun||Delhi GC||198,125|||
|2009||ASA||Chinnaswamy Muniyappa||276||−12||Playoff[e]||Lee Sung||DLF G&CC||198,125|
|2008||ASA||Liang Wenchong||272||−16||1 stroke||Darren Beck||Delhi GC||158,500|
|2007||ASA||Jyoti Randhawa (3)||275||−13||3 strokes||Chang Tse-peng||Delhi GC||79,250|
|2006||ASA||Jyoti Randhawa (2)||270||−18||Playoff[f]|| Shiv Chawrasia
|2005||ASA||Thaworn Wiratchant||272||−16||2 strokes||Gaurav Ghei||Delhi GC||47,250|
|Royal Challenge Indian Open|
|2004||ASA||Mardan Mamat||270||−18||5 strokes||Pablo del Olmo||Delhi GC||50,000|
|2003||ASA||Mike Cunning||270||−18||5 strokes||Rick Gibson||Delhi GC||50,000|
|2002||ASA||Vijay Kumar||275||−13||2 strokes||Rick Gibson||Delhi GC||50,000|||
|Wills Indian Open|
|2001||ASA||Thongchai Jaidee||271||−17||1 stroke||Ross Bain||Classic Golf Resort||50,010|
|2000||ASA||Jyoti Randhawa||273||−15||Playoff[g]||Sammy Daniels||Classic Golf Resort||50,010|
|1999||ASA||Arjun Atwal||276||−12||4 strokes|| Shiv Chawrasia
|Royal Calcutta GC||50,010|
|Classic Indian Open|
|1998||ASA||Feroz Ali||274||−14||5 strokes||Dean Wilson||Royal Calcutta GC|
|1997||AGC||Ed Fryatt||272||−16||6 strokes||Gary Rusnak||Royal Calcutta GC|||
|1996||AGC||Hidezumi Shirakata||277||−11||3 strokes|| Jyoti Randhawa
|Royal Calcutta GC||49,980|||
|1995||AGC||Jim Rutledge||280||−8||4 strokes|| Daniel Chopra
|1994||AGC||Emlyn Aubrey||285||1 stroke||Brandt Jobe||Royal Calcutta GC|||
|1993||AGC||Ali Sher (2)||288||1 stroke||Feroz Ali||Delhi GC|||
|1992||AGC||Stewart Ginn||284||−4||2 strokes||Aaron Meeks||Royal Calcutta GC|||
|Wills Indian Open|
|1991||AGC||Ali Sher||283||−5||1 stroke|| Todd Hamilton
|1990||AGC||Andrew Debusk||288||−4||6 strokes||Carlos Espinosa||Royal Calcutta GC||19,992|||
|1989||AGC||Rémi Bouchard||279||−9||1 stroke||Carlos Espinosa||Delhi GC||19,992|||
|Charminar Challenge Indian Open|
|1988||AGC||Lu Chien-soon||281||���11||5 strokes||Kirk Triplett||Royal Calcutta GC||16,660|||
|1987||AGC||Brian Tennyson||280||−8||3 strokes|| Mike Cunning
|1986||AGC||Lu Hsi-chuen||279||−13||2 strokes||Lu Chien-soon||Royal Calcutta GC||16,660|||
|1985||AGC||Tony Grimes||279||4 strokes||Rodger Davis||Delhi GC|||
|1984||AGC||Rafael Alarcón||279||−13||3 strokes|| Lai Chung-jen
|Royal Calcutta GC||16,660|||
|1983||AGC||Junichi Takahashi||285||−3||Playoff[h]|| Bob Tway
|1982||AGC||Hsu Sheng-san||277||−15||3 strokes||Ikuo Shirahama||Royal Calcutta GC||12,495|||
|1981||AGC||Payne Stewart||284||–4||4 strokes|| Ho Ming-chung
|1980||AGC||Kurt Cox||286||−6||4 strokes|| Liao Kuo-chih
|Royal Calcutta GC||5,185|||
|1979||AGC||Gaylord Burrows||284||−4||1 stroke||Hsu Chi-san||Delhi GC||5,225|||
|1978||AGC||Bill Brask||284||−8||4 strokes|| Kuo Chie-Hsiung
|Royal Calcutta GC||4,085|||
|1977||AGC||Brian Jones (2)||284||−4||1 stroke|| Peter Thomson
|1976||AGC||Peter Thomson (3)||288||−4||1 stroke||Brian Jones||Royal Calcutta GC|| |
|1975||AGC||Ted Ball||282||−10||Playoff[i]||Kuo Chie-Hsiung||Delhi GC||3,204|||
|1974||AGC||Kuo Chie-Hsiung||287||−5||2 strokes|| Brian Jones
|Royal Calcutta GC||2,000|||
|1973||AGC||Graham Marsh (2)||280||−12||3 strokes||Stewart Ginn||Delhi GC|||
|1972||AGC||Brian Jones||282||−10||2 strokes|| Ben Arda
|1971||AGC||Graham Marsh||275||−17||1 stroke||David Graham||Delhi GC|||
|1970||AGC||Chen Chien-Chung||279||−13||8 strokes|| Koichi Ono
|Royal Calcutta GC|||
|1969||Ben Arda||291||Royal Calcutta GC|
|1968||AGC[j]||Kenji Hosoishi (2)||285||−7||2 strokes||Stan Peach||Delhi GC|||
|1967||AGC[j]||Kenji Hosoishi||287||Playoff[k]||Malcolm Gregson||Royal Calcutta GC|||
|1966||Peter Thomson (2)||284||6 strokes|| Guy Wolstenholme
P. G. Sethi (a)
|1965||P. G. Sethi (a)||282||7 strokes||Guy Wolstenholme||Royal Calcutta GC|||
|1964||Peter Thomson||292||4 strokes||Ralph Moffitt||Delhi GC|||
- AGC − Asia Golf Circuit (previously the Far East Circuit); ASA − Asian Tour (formerly the Asian PGA/Omega/Davidoff Tour); EUR − European Tour.
- Wallace won with a birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.
- Lahiri won with a birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.
- Wiratchant won with a bogey on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.
- Muniyappa won with a birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.
- Randhawa won with a birdie on second hole of a sudden-death playoff; Kumar was eliminated on the first extra hole.
- Randhawa won with a par on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff.
- Takahashi won with a birdie on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff; all three players made par on the first extra hole.
- Ball won with a birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff.
- Associate event.
- Hosoishi won on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff.
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