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Arjun Atwal returns to world top 200 with breakthrough victory
August 23, 2010

Arjun Atwal became the first Indian player to win on the PGA Tour after beating David Toms by a single stroke at the Wyndham Championship in North Carolina. Having lost his full Tour card in July when a minor medical exemption ended, Atwal had joined the Monday qualifiers at the beginning of the week, shot a course-record equalling 61 on the opening day and finished the week with a wire-to-wire victory. He is the first Monday qualifier since 1986 to win a PGA tournament. Atwal surges back into the world top 200 in 182nd place, an improvement of 268 positions.

Peter Hanson won the Czech Open 2010 with a brilliant putt for birdie at the second extra hole in the three way play-off with Gary Boyd and Peter Lawrie after the trio had tied at 10 under par over the Prosper Golf Resort course in Celadná. His prize money of €333,330 took him into one of the qualifying spots for the European Ryder Cup team and also lifted him to world number 40, an improvement of 9 positions.

This week's other winners were Shigeru Nonaka at the Kansai Open Golf Championship on the Japan Tour, Andreas Hartoe(Am) at the ECCO Tour Championship on the Challenge Tour and Kent Eger at the The Economical Insurance Group Seaforth Country Classic on the Canadian Tour.

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