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The DP World Tour remains in Asia as the players take a trip to the best course in India.

As it happens, this is the final event in the tour’s Asian Swing, before all attention turns to the first major of the year.

This week it’s the Hero Indian Open and there’s a good chance you’ll recognise the golf course.

The Gary Player designed layout at DLF Golf and Country Club is always a headline grabber, with bunkers that are like something from a video game and green complexes guarded by incredible rock faces.

The course isn’t to everyone’s taste, but whether you’re a fan or not, it is certainly stunning to look at.

Last year it was Marcel Siem who proved to be a popular winner in New Delhi, as he pipped fellow German Yannik Paul to the title. The latter is slated to tee it up again, while Siem looks to be giving this week a miss.

Before that, the event took a three-year COVID-induced hiatus, but it was a Scot, Stephen Gallacher, who claimed the crown in 2019.

This year, there’s no doubt that the field headliner is Ryder Cup winner Rasmus Hojgaard. The Dane recently turned 23 and he’s enjoyed a reasonably strong start to 2024. It will be the big-hitter’s first appearance at the event.

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If you’ve got hopes of a home winner, then you might look to LIV Golf star Anirban Lahiri. He won the event back in 2015, although at a different course, which preceded consecutive wins from SSP Chowrasia in ‘16 and ‘17.

The event is supported by Hero, who are also behind the Hero World Challenge and they’ve helped to bring the largest prize fund ever played for in India.

Here’s all the details ahead of the action getting underway.

Hero Indian Open details

Course: DLF, New Delhi, India

Course stats: 7,416 yards, par 72

Defending champion: Marcel Siem (Not playing)

Purse: $2.25million

Winner’s share: TBC

Hero Indian Open betting tips

Here is how the field is shaping up according to the bookies.

Rasmus Hojgaard 12/1

Jordan Smith 18/1

Ewen Ferguson 20/1

Richard Mansell 25/1

Anirban Lahiri 25/1

Yannik Paul 25/1

Sebastian Soderberg 28/1

Laurie Canter 30/1

Keita Nakajima 30/1

Bernd Wiesberger 30/1

The bunkered Bet

Jordan Smith 18/1

An excellent ball striker who should do well at a course that is fairly long even by today’s standards. Last week in Singapore he gained strokes in the field with his putting, something which he’s struggled with in the past. If he can keep that up he should be in contention come Sunday.

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Hero Indian Open how to watch

Thursday 28 March: Sky Sports Main Event (7.30am)

Friday 29 March: Sky Sports Main Event (7.30am)

Saturday 30 March: Sky Sports Main Event (8am)

Sunday 31 March: Sky Sports Main Event (7.30am)

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