Lahiri, Shubhankar in Texas Open on PGA Tour
San Antonio: Anirban Lahiri and Shubhankar Sharma have known each for other for some years now, but will feature in the same PGA Tour event for the first time, when they tee up at the Valero Texas Open this week.
Lahiri, has now been a regular on PGA Tour for three seasons, but is still searching for his breakthrough win, though he has come close a few times, including T-2 at Memorial last year. Meanwhile, Shubhankar, makes a second start in Texas – he played on an invite at Houston Open. He also played at the Masters on an invite but on both occasions he missed the cut. Shubhankar hit global spotlight by leading after three rounds at the WGC-Mexico in his first PGA Tour event and ended ninth. AT the WGC Matchplay he lost all three matches. Yet as Lahiri tries to find his form back, Shubhankar will hope to create a place on the PGA Tour. Lahiri has been paired with JB Holmes and Whee Kim and tees off from the tenth, while Shubhankar will have for company two young stars, Xinjun Zhang, first player from China — along with Marty Dou — to secure a PGA Tour card.