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Jakarta Post

Swedish golfer Chopra hopes for best ‘homecoming’ result in Indonesia Open

  • Ramadani Saputra

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, August 29, 2019   /  01:14 pm
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Swedish golfer Daniel Chopra (right) jokes around with Thai’s Jazz Janewattananond (left) during a press conference for the 39th Bank BRI Indonesia Open in Jakarta on Aug. 27.(JP/Ramadani Saputra)

After receiving a call from Indonesian Golf Association (PGI) head Murdaya Po, who invited him to play in the 39th Bank BRI Indonesia Open, Swedish golfer Daniel Chopra went straight to his computer to book a ticket to Jakarta. For Chopra, who is now playing on a Professional Golf Association (PGA) tour, coming to Jakarta is not merely about competing at the course and trying to win a title. It is more about reminiscing over his good memories of the city and the event’s venue, the Pondok Indah Golf Course, where he spent some of his junior years practicing and playing. “I first came here in 1987 as a junior golfer; my coach was based here at Pondok Indah so I would come and spend two or three months every year for a period of four to five years. “This is like the second home to me. All the memories I have growing up are about running around the property here as...