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  • , 21 Jul 18

    Official World Golf Ranking Board approves inclusion of PGTI into OWGR system; PGTI events to have world ranking points from 2019 season onward

    In what can be described as a landmark moment for Indian golf, the Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI), the official sanctioning body for men’s professional golf in India, has been approved for inclusion in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) system.

    At its recent meeting during the 147th Open Championship, the Governing Board of the OWGR approved the inclusion of the PGTI into the OWGR system.

    PGTI’s elevation to OWGR status means that all its events will carry world ranking points from the 2019 season onward
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  • Carnoustie, Scotland, 20 Jul 18

    Shubhankar Sharma makes first Major cut in his Open debut, youngest Indian to do so on eve of his 22nd birthday; Anirban Lahiri misses cut

    India’s rising star Shubhankar Sharma successfully made the halfway cut in his maiden appearance at The Open in Carnoustie on Friday, on the eve of his 22nd birthday.

    It was the first time that Sharma made it through to the weekend rounds in a Major championship, having missed the mark earlier at The Masters in April and the U.S
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  • Carnoustie, Scotland, 19 Jul 18

    Shubhankar Sharma hangs in there with an opening round 73 at The Open, Anirban Lahiri off to slow start with a 76

    Young Indian talent Shubhankar Sharma got off to a battling start, signing for an opening two-over-par 73 in his debut appearance at The 147th Open at Carnoustie on Thursday.

    Sharma, who turns 22 on Saturday, carded one birdie against three bogeys to trail leader Kevin Kisner of the United States by seven shots in tied-72nd position at the year’s third Major championship.

    “I am very happy with my opening round, considering that I was three-over after 13 holes and last few holes are supposed to be tough but I finished one-under there
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  • Bengaluru, 19 Jul 18

    Poom seeks successful title defence at TAKE Solutions Masters

    Thai stalwart Poom Saksansin hopes to become the 17th player to successfully defend a title on the Asian Tour when he heads to the US$350,000 TAKE Solutions Masters next month.

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  • Carnoustie, Scotland, 18 Jul 18

    Sharma to realise childhood dream with Open debut

    India’s rising star Shubhankar Sharma will realise a long-time dream when he makes his debut appearance at The 147th Open at Carnoustie, which gets underway on Thursday.

    The 21-year-old Sharma clinched a sensational breakthrough on the Asian Tour by winning the Joburg Open last December to earn a coveted spot for the year’s third Major championship.

    “That victory will stay with me for the rest of my life
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