Lahari joins Shubhankar Sharma for PGA Tour

Kolkata: Indian star golfer Shubhankar Sharma plays a shot during McLeod Russel Tour Championship-2017 at The Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) in Kolkata on Thursday. PTI Photo (PTI12_21_2017_000175A)

Vastavam web: Buoyed by a good finish in Dallas, Anirban Lahiri will have fellow Indian Shubhankar Sharma for company on the PGA Tour here this week. Lahiri, who finished tied-26th on Sunday to equal his best finish in 2018, has now fallen outside top-100 of World Rankings after being in it for more than 200 weeks. Sharma is currently the highest ranked Indian at 74.Some of the big names in the field this week include the PLAYERS champion Webb Simpson, Jordan Spieth, Jon Rahm, Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose, Jimmy Walker and Jason Dufner among others.My game is trending in the right direction. It is a question of being better on the greens. I need to tighten up my game a bit of the tee and need to be better with the putter. At Byron Nelson, I could have been way better if only my conversion rate from between 5 to 10 feet was even 60-70 %. That has been the difference for me, added Lahiri.

Lahiri will be joined by Sharma for the next two weeks on the PGA Tour. Sharma has won twice on the European Tour this year in Johannesburg and Malaysia and is now trying to get onto the PGA Tour. Sharma, who is coming off a three-week rest at home said, I had a great time with my break, though I did work on my game and fitness in that period. I feel my game is in good shape and I will be trying to put up a strong performance.