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Atwal becomes first Indian on PGA Tour

Arjun Atwal has become the first Indian golfer to win a place on the U.S. PGA tour by finishing joint seventh in the 2004 qualifying tournament in Florida.

The 30-year-old, who has won twice on the European circuit, is leading the Asian tour money list.

Atwal fired a three-under 69 in the sixth and final round to finish on 420, eight shots behind winner Mathias Gronberg of Sweden, according to the PGA tour's official site (

The top 30 plus ties are awarded PGA tour cards while the next 50 get a place in the American Nationwide tour.

Atwal last month became the first player in the Asian tour's history to move past $1 million in career earnings.

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