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Ace golfer Shubhankar Sharma keen to win the CIMB Classic

Ace golfer Shubhankar Sharma keen to win the CIMB Classic Ace golfer Shubhankar Sharma keen to win the CIMB Classic
Kristopher Love | 11 October, 2018, 20:55

When I was a kid, my goal has been to be a part of the PGA Tour.

The 31-year-old from Bengaluru finished tied third at the TPC Kuala Lumpur in 2015, which matches the best result by an Asian player in the only PGA Tour event in southeast Asia. All three are in the field this week.

Q: What do you remember most from last year's win at the CIMB Classic and how special was it?

Other top contenders include Xander Schauffele, Paul Casey, Billy Horschel, Keegan Bradley, Brandt Snedeker and Kevin Tway, who won the Safeway Open last week.

While Kiradech has his PGA TOUR card in hand for the 2018-19 Season, India's Shubhankar Sharma, who is in the field as one of the top-10 players from the Asian Tour, is eager to get his way to the world's premier circuit.

"This is always going to be a special place for me", Thomas said Wednesday of the TPC Kuala Lumpur West Course.

For Sharma, the event is hugely important in his quest to becoming Asian Tour's number one golfer as half of the earnings won at the CIMB Classic will be counted on the Standings.

In this question and answer (Q&A), he talks about that win, his overall performance in his 2017-2018 PGA TOUR season and also about fatherhood, after he and wife Ashley welcomed their daughter, Piper, last month.

They will be joined by the leading available 10 players on the Habitat for Humanity Standings which include Gaganjeet Bhullar, a nine-time Asian Tour victor, Justin Harding of South Africa and last week's champion John Catlin of the United States.

"I played phenomenal a year ago, I putted incredible and I'm going to have to do that again", Perez said. Even next week in Korea and China, all these events are going to be really big.

"I thought that was quite lofty". "I think I've got enough experience to playing against the world-class players to do so". "That will be number one goal for now". "You have to play well here every day. a round like today is what could end up winning me this golf tournament", said Thomas after holding together a 66.

"I feel like in my short career, this is my sixth year as a pro, but what I learned is that it's only when you are not playing well that you learn more about yourself".

Here you can find everything you need to stay up to date with the world's foremost golf tour. "Pretty far from my best stuff and getting around here from 6 under is huge".

Q: The 2018 CIMB Classic (Oct 11-14) will be your first tournament as a father.