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Re: GOLF MAJORS/ WGC Events

Post by PKBasu » Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:05 am

After a fantastic 3 rounds, Shubhankar succumbed to the pressure of being the leader. He had a poor final round of 74, while Mickelson shot a 66 in the final round to win the title. Shubhankar still managed to finish T9, and now has some name recognition in the world of golf.



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Post by Prem » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:05 am

Missed a great opportunity to move to top 50 ranking with a top 3 finish. Didn’t expect him to win such a tough event but hoped for a top 3 finish.

Still a great tournament as T9 in a world class field and playing for the first time in PGA tour was nothing short of a miracle. Should give him few invites to PGA events because of this performance.

Moves to 66 in the world and that should get him to the WGC Match play in 2 weeks time where the top 64 play as some withdrawals will be there due to injuries etc.

Good luck for Indian open this week.



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Post by arjun2761 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:25 pm

Yes, missed opportunity for Shubhankar in the last round where he played too conservatively in the beginning and then perhaps took some extra risk later.

However, a top 10 finish in a WGC event in his first PGA event is a fantastic finish overall. His leading the field in rounds 2 and 3 has given him a lot of name recognition and likely a lot of confidence that he belongs among the best and that will raise his profile and give him some more opportunities (such as sponsor invites etc.). If he get's some PGA event sponsor invites and makes some more WGC fields (and he is already in the British Open field), it's not beyond him to earn a PGA tour card based on his performances in such events.

He seems to have the complete game - straight of the tee and hits good iron shots. His scrambling and putting is solid as well. Perhaps, he is a little short of the tee (especially for some of the longer wide open PGA courses), so he'll have to learn to hit his driver consistently- he was able to get away with hitting irons of the tee in many of holes of this event as the altitude made this course play much shorter than its posted length.



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Post by prajgolf » Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:20 pm

Shubhankar Sharma has accepted an invitation to compete in the 2018 Masters.

This will be Sharma’s first major championship. He will also be the fourth Indian golfer to play in the Masters, following Jeev Milkha Singh, Arjun Atwal and Anirban Lahiri, when he tees it up in the April 5-8 tournament.



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Post by arjun2761 » Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:11 pm

Wow, that is pretty cool. While there is a small possibility that he may have gotten the invite just based on leading the European tour, I think his strong performance at the WGC Mexico (and publicity he received) likely sealed the deal...



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Post by prajgolf » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:25 am

Shubhankar Sharma has lost to Xander Schauffele of USA (3&1) in second round robin match of the WGC-Match Play Championship.

In his first match, Shubahnkar Sharma lost to Sergio Garcia in a closely contested game.

Shubhankar Sharma's last match will be against Dylan Frittelli.



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Re: GOLF MAJORS/ WGC Events

Post by Sin Hombre » Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:32 am

Lost all 3 sadly.



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Post by prajgolf » Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:57 am

Shubhankar Sharma will make his debut at the Masters Tournament this week. He has been paired with 1987 masters winner Larry Mize and 3 time PGA Tour winner Russell Henley.

Below are the previous results by Indian golfers at Masters:

T42 Anirban Lahiri (2016)
MC Arjun Atwal (2011)
T25 Jeev Milkha Singh (2008)



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Re: GOLF MAJORS/ WGC Events

Post by Sin Hombre » Fri Apr 06, 2018 3:38 am

Shubhankar with a poor start; T73 in a field of 87.



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Post by arjun2761 » Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:36 am

A much better 74 in the second round but shubhankar misses the cut by 2 strokes.



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Post by prajgolf » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:23 am

Shubhankar Sharma has qualified for the US Open via the sectional qualifiers.
There were 14 spots available at this qualifier and Shubhankar finished T5 with a score of 7 under par.



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Post by Prem » Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:42 am

Congratulations to Shubhankar for his second straight appearance in the second Major of the year.
Will be the sole Indian once again after the Masters.
He has already qualified for the 3rd Major - The Open.
Hope he plays well in one of these to secure a Special Temporary Membership on the PGA Tour.
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Post by prajgolf » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:14 am

Shubhankar Sharma makes a steady start in US Open, he scored a 4 over par round and is tied for 37th position.

The opening day has been one of the toughest this season. Average score was 6 over par and only 4 players made a under par score who apparently are the tournament leaders.



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Re: GOLF MAJORS/ WGC Events

Post by Sin Hombre » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:54 pm

Disastrous end to round 2 with a bogey and a double bogey to miss out on the cut by 2.

Our golfers continue to have a poor year.



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Re: GOLF MAJORS/ WGC Events

Post by prashanthm » Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:16 am

What a complete meltdown... :damn: I think he caught the nerves towards the end...



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