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Golf: Aditi Ashok set for her 19th Major as she tees off Women’s Open at Carnoustie


Set to compete in her 19th Major, Indian golfer Aditi Ashok will play alongside American Brittany Altomare and Korea’s Sung Hyun Park when she tees up at the AIG Women’s Open at Carnoustie on Thursday.

The 23-year-old, who missed an Olympic medal by a whisker, has played the most Majors by an Indian – men or women.

When she teed at the ANA Inspiration earlier this year, she equalled Anirban Lahiri’s record of 16 Major starts, but by making the field in the Women’s KPMG, the Evian and now the Open, she has extended her record to 19. Women have five Majors each year, while men have four.

Like Lahiri, she is also from Bengaluru and has been on the LPGA – the women’s equivalent of the PGA Tour – since 2017. And, like Lahiri, she is also searching for her first LPGA title.

She has admitted that it is one of her goals, but with age on her side, there is a lot of time.

The Olympic Games in Tokyo showed she can battle it out with the very best when she took on World No. 1 Nelly Korda who won gold and former World No. 1 Lydia Ko who grabbed bronze. Aditi was stranded at fourth.

Aditi had to come…

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