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India's Shubhankar Sharma secures Masters invitation

India's Shubhankar Sharma secures Masters invitation

He led at the recently concluded World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship for 54 holes before stumbling in the fourth and final round to finish tied ninth. We know of some countries where those governments have played a very big role in creating those nations into golfing destinations, bringing in millions and millions of dollars of tourist money.

Shubhankar Sharma has accepted a special invitation to compete at the Masters next month following his stellar showing at the WGC-Mexico Championship.

"Shubhankar Sharma is a remarkable young player", said Fred Ridley, chairman of Augusta National Golf Club on Tuesday.

2015 victor Anirban Lahiri and defending champion SSP Chawrasia - who is aiming to become the first player to win the title in three consecutive years - are both in in the field, alongside the country's rising star and current Race to Dubai leader Shubhankar Sharma, who arrives in Delhi after recording a top ten finish in his maiden appearance at the WGC-Mexico Championship.




"I remember telling Baaz (caddie Gurbaaz Mann) that we have to play well from now on (after the Qatar Masters) to make it, and before going to bed every night we'd watch a Masters film on the laptop (to serve as inspiration). But my father stood behind me and said I should excel in golf", said the 21-year-star on Wednesday.

"Now that I have won at a high stage and competed with the best at the WGC".

"It was the biggest crowd I had ever played in front of". I'm really looking forward to it, it's a great field and the golf course is great as well. A lot of them were supporting Phil but I got equal, if not more, support. It was great to see how he has conducted himself. "If we can, I think this game will be there forever".

"The Hero Indian Open is very close to my heart and I have grown up watching it on TV and I have also been coming to the tournament nearly every year", said Sharma. "I'll have to tighten up the short game this week", said Wood. It has always been a dream for me if I can win it. Then I managed to win the Maybank Championship, which is obviously good. "He said he would show me the best places? unless I am playing well".


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