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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Golf News, Source, Golf Stuff Review, — Sixteen-year-old Kiran Matharu from Yorkshire is fast emerging as the newest It Girl of golf — media pundits have already dubbed her the "best woman golfer in Britain". Daughter of Mr Amarjit Matharu, a barman in Leeds, Kiran this week leaves for Texas to train under Mr Butch Harmon, the former coach of Tiger Woods. Sports companies Nike, Ping and Red Bull are said to be considering offering promotion contracts to Kiran, already being compared with American golf sensation Michelle Wie. Kiran is one of the rare Asian women playing golf in Britain, but is confident of making it at international level. She will play in the Curtis Cup next year — the youngest member of the squad — and then turn pro.

Kiran was a late developer. A pro spotted her when she was 11 and said he had never seen a girl that good. The pro thought she could be playing for Yorkshire within six months or so. Within the next year, Kiran's handicap came down from 38 to 12. She left school this summer. I want to be one of the best players in the world." If reports in the media are any indication, she could soon be the first woman golfer of Indian origin to make it to the top at international level.


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