The home favourite started the day in a share of the lead at DLF Golf and Country Club but had moved two shots ahead when the third round of the weather-delayed tournament was completed on Sunday morning.

He did not look back in round four, signing for a 71 and sealing a season-high equalling seven-shot win over Malaysia's Gavin Green.

The victory continued his remarkable record at his national Open where he was runner-up four times before finally triumphing last season.

This second win in New Delhi made him the first Indian to successfully defend a European Tour title and the first player to win their first four events in their home country.

RIGHT: SPP Chawrasia gets his hands on the Indian Open trophy for a second year running. PHOTO: Stuart Franklin/Getty Images.

He also became the first player to successfully defend a European Tour title since Branden Grace won the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters in 2016.

"I'm winning back-to-back so I'm really very happy," he said.

"I was very happy to have everyone supporting me and having my wife here too to see me winning the Indian Open two times back to back. I’m just very, very happy.

"I learned many things this week and hopefully I can play better in Europe. That’s my target next, I have to win in Europe.

"This is probably my best win of my career as it was a really tough course. This week, I made less mistakes and others made more mistakes."


Chawrasia had to return to complete seven holes of his third round in the morning after lightning delays on days one and two but showed no adverse effects as he birdied the 13th, 14th – where he chipped in – and 15th to get to nine under.

A trio of pars with good saves on the second and third then followed to start the final round before the 38-year-old spun his approach to the par-5 4th close for a first birdie of the day and a four-shot lead.

That was cut to three as the leader failed to get up and down on the 6th and while he dropped another shot on the 7th hole, a smart birdie after laying-up extended the advantage on the 8th.


An excellent approach to the 9th green then brought another birdie and Chawrasia was in total control with a five-shot lead at the turn.

Chawrasia was totally dialled-in and another excellent approach to 15 feet on the 13th meant he was 11 under before he bogeyed the last due to an ultra-cautious game-plan.

Green never truly threatened Chawrasia's dominance, making two birdies and five bogeys in a 75 that helped him seal his first European Tour top ten.

Of the Australians competing in New Dehli, Wade Ormsby was the best placed after he closed out with a one under 71 to move into a tie for 22nd.