India's Shubhankar Sharma leads the pack after round 3 in Mexico Championship

Mar 05, 2018, 00:59
India's Shubhankar Sharma leads the pack after round 3 in Mexico Championship

The only one in his family to pick golf as a sport, Sharma started at the age of seven. He didn't have a European Tour card.

From global journeyman to the doorstep of PGA Tour stardom in three months, Ferdinand Magellan didn't cover that much ground. Garcia has never won a World Golf Championship.

And while he bounced back with a birdie on the 14th, Sharma missed a 5-foot birdie chance on the 15th, misjudged the distance on his approach and made bogey on the 16th and was facing another bogey on the 18th when a gust knocked his ball into the bunker.

However Dunne followed up his opening 73 with another tough round, carding five bogeys and a double bogey on the par-four 12th to leave him 17 shots off leader Shubhankar Sharma.

After all, the 21-year-old Indian has been creating headlines during his first PGA Tour event.

More news: Injured star Neymar wants PSG Champions League glory despite Real Madrid links

Oh, and he can putt - as evidenced by his 14-footer for par at the 18th hole on Saturday to secure the most unlikely of 54-hole advantages (as an aside, he also has a vintage fist pump). He said "Hi". I said "Hi".

"I am so proud of myself and how I played. I'm sure he's a very talented player, but I haven't had the opportunity to watch him play or play alongside him".

As well as the foursome lurking just two strokes behind, defending champion and world number one Dustin Johnson trailed by three. "So there is a low one in there, hopefully it's tomorrow".

That left him with a seven-footer to keep his lead, for Sergio Garcia, in the group in front, had made birdies on the first two holes to join Sharma at 11 under par.

He will be paired up with Tyrell Hatton and Phil Mickelson on Sunday.

More news: Bound gas pipeline breaks ground on Afghan section

At least there won't be any need for an introduction. "To be honest, me and my caddie Baaz (Gurbaaz Mann), we both went up to him".

"Winning is everything. I mean, there is no better feeling than when you think you sink that winning putt. You know, I've had some injuries, had a really bad year, just lost a lot of confidence", Wie said.

Sharma has gone about his business in Mexico so quietly that when he sheepishly approached Mickelson, a 42-time PGA TOUR victor, at the practice putting green to introduce himself prior to his third round, the World Golf Hall of Famer initially waved him away thinking he was a journalist. For context, consider that when Sharma was born, Lefty already had 113 starts, eight wins and 25 top-10s on Tour. Played so well, and the bogeys that I made today were just three putts.

"I got off to a good start, felt comfort with my game and was five under through nine which I was over the moon with".

As a teenager, Shubhankar Sharma spent hours watching his golfing heroes on television.

More news: Carbs, fat, DNA? Weight loss is finicky, new study shows

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
  • Oil prices fall on weak Asian industry data, rise in United States  supply

    Oil prices fall on weak Asian industry data, rise in United States supply

    The decision was approved in July by OPEC and non-OPEC producers led by Russian Federation . Other catalysts include Tuesday's American Petroleum Institute and Wednesday's U.S.
    US To Move Its Embassy In Israel To Jerusalem In May

    US To Move Its Embassy In Israel To Jerusalem In May

    The U.S. embassy in Israel will move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in May, a State Department official confirmed Friday. Mr Erekat said the United States move "reflects their total insensitivities to what goes on in this region".
    Raiders receive four compensatory draft picks

    Raiders receive four compensatory draft picks

    The Vikings benefited from the rule change, when they received the Chiefs fifth-round compensatory pick via trade. Depending on what they gave up to acquire Marcus Peters, the Rams may not have many picks in the 2018 draft.
  • Vladimir Putin Unveils 'Invincible' Nuclear Weapons

    Vladimir Putin Unveils 'Invincible' Nuclear Weapons

    Putin said that Russian military experts and diplomats would be ready to discuss new weapons systems with their USA counterparts. News reporter and Today Show anchor Megyn Kelly has scored her second interview with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin .
    With $116 billion cash, Warren Buffett says Berkshire needs 'huge acquisitions'

    With $116 billion cash, Warren Buffett says Berkshire needs 'huge acquisitions'

    He admitted that the struggle in finding a "sensible purchase price" had "proved a barrier to virtually all deals" a year ago . Buffett urged investors to stick with stocks even though they can be riskier in the short-term.
    Smith, Baddeley lurk on leaders at Riviera

    Smith, Baddeley lurk on leaders at Riviera

    It was a magnificent back-nine performance on a Riviera layout that took its toll on most of the contenders. The biggest moment for Watson involved his desperation to find a bathroom after they teed off on the 14th.
  • United States  urged to create 'right' conditions for talks with N Korea

    United States urged to create 'right' conditions for talks with N Korea

    State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Twitter that Yun was leaving his position for personal reasons. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson "has reluctantly accepted his decision and wished him well", Nauert said.
    Best bets for Wilder-Ortiz

    Best bets for Wilder-Ortiz

    Actually, if Ortiz loses to Wilder he could make a lot of money as an opponent down the road fighting up and coming prospects. " Deontay Wilder has tried to sell his whole fight on Anthony Joshua - he should worry about Luis Ortiz ", he said .
    Russian Figure Skater Evgenia Medvedeva to Meet EXO

    Russian Figure Skater Evgenia Medvedeva to Meet EXO

    Once again, it was Zagitova who came out on top, heading into Friday's free skate with a slight advantage over Medvedeva. All she did then was win both her regular Grand Prix events, the Grand Prix Final and the European championship.
  • EU Ready To Mediate In Latest Russia-Ukraine Gas Dispute

    EU Ready To Mediate In Latest Russia-Ukraine Gas Dispute

    On February 28, the Stockholm Arbitration Court satisfied Naftogaz's claims on the suit against Gazprom. The court also ruled that part of the price Naftogaz was supposed to pay would be reduced.
    Much Colder Today; More Rain, Winter Weather Possible

    Much Colder Today; More Rain, Winter Weather Possible

    Bridgeport also broke its daily temperature record, topping off at 63 degrees, falling short of its all-time February record. Freezing drizzle is possible tomorrow morning before another round of freezing rain moves in from the south by late morning.
    Barnaby Joyce quits as Australian deputy prime minister and National party leader

    Barnaby Joyce quits as Australian deputy prime minister and National party leader

    He has been on leave, after revelations that he is expecting a child with his former media adviser. Joyce told reporters he had requested the latest allegation against him be referred to the police.
popular