• Wednesday, October 05, 2022

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Passport lapse costs Mukesh Kumar lucrative Hong Kong spot

Mukesh Kumar at the Panasonic Open (photograph courtesy Asian Tour)

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Veteran Mukesh Kumar has blown the chance to tee up alongside Masters champion Danny Willett, Olympic gold medallist Justin Rose and US Ryder Cup star Patrick Reed – because his passport has expired. India’s 51-year-old Kumar secured his maiden Asian Tour victory at the weekend’s $400,000 Panasonic Open India by one stroke and became the circuit’s oldest winner in the process. It was the biggest win of his 32-year professional career and gave him entry to the star-studded $2 million Hong Kong Open, co-sanctioned by the European Tour, which begins on Thursday (8), but he can’t travel. “I am not…

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