New Delhi, July 24, 2009: India has earned direct entry into the Mission Hills World Cup to be played at Mission Hills Golf Club, Shenzhen, China, from November 26 to 29.
Reigning Asian Tour number one Jeev Milkha Singh will represent India. PGTI member Jeev, a winner of four events last year is currently ranked 42 in the Official World Golf Rankings. The field is selected through each nation’s leading player on the Official World Golf Ranking as of Monday, June 22.
The leading player may select any player of his choosing from the same country provided such player was ranked within the top 100 on the Official World Golf Ranking as of either June 22, 2009 or August 17, 2009.
If there was no other available player from that country within the top 100 on the OWGR on either of the dates, the exempt player’s partner shall be the next highest ranked available player from the same country outside of the top 100 as of August 17.
If there is no other available player from that country within the top 500 on the OWGR as at August 17, the exempt player may select a professional of his choosing from the same country, without regard to the chosen player’s World Ranking. The deadline for the leading player to select his partner is August 28, 2009.
Besides India, 17 exempt nations have now been confirmed for the 2009 World Cup.
The final field of 28 nations will be completed following three Qualifying Tournaments to be played in Asia (Kuala Lumpur), Europe (Estonia) and South America (Venezuela), with three countries going through from each regional qualifier to join the 18 exempt nations and hosts, China, at Mission Hills.