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Posted at: Jun 14, 2018, 1:49 AM; last updated: Jun 14, 2018, 1:49 AM (IST)

Dinner with Els fires up Shubhankar

Dinner with Els fires up Shubhankar
Subhankar Sharma

New York, June 13

Subhankar Sharma was all fired up after attending a dinner hosted by Ernie Els, the captain for the 2019 Presidents Cup,  and looked desperate to produce a fine show at the US Open, which tees off at the Shinnecock Hills tomorrow.

Subhankar had two sessions of practice at the course, which will be the battlefield this week. “I was quite excited to attend the dinner hosted by Ernie Els. He has always been someone I have looked up and he was one of the stars who kindled my interest in golf way back in 2008 (in Delhi)," Subhankar said.

"There would be nothing I would love more than to play on the team he leads at the Presidents Cup next year,” added the Indian as he got ready for one final look at the course before the first round a day later. While Shubhankar is the focus of Indian and Asian fans, the world is waiting with bated breath to witness how Tiger Woods performs at his first US Open appearance since 2015. The US Open is also the Major, where Woods won his 14th and last Major in 2008. It has now been 10 years since he won a Major and this latest comeback, which began with his own event, the Hero World Challenge in December last. Shubhankar and Anirban Lahiri are widely seen among the contenders for a place on the Internationals team for the event next year in Melbourne. — PTI

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