Indian golf sensation Shubhankar Sharma and Anirban Lahiri will be country’s representation as the 147th edition of the prestigious ‘British Open’ which gets underway from July 19, 2018, at the Carnoustie Golf Course, Scotland. The historic course has seen golfing action from the early 16th century and is considered one of the toughest golfing venues in the world. The British Open 2018 will once again see a strong line-up of marquee golfers competing to become the “Champion Golfer of the Year” and lift the iconic Claret Jug.
Shubhankar has emerged as the latest sensation in Indian golf over past few months. Over the past eight months, Shubhankar has won two European titles –Joburg Open in December last year and the Maybank Championship in February. Having turned professional in 2013 at the age of a mere 16 years, Sharma in the past five years has added eight professional titles to his kitty.
The likes of Dustin Johnson, Rickie Fowler, Patrick Reed, Rory McIlroy, Tommy Fleetwood, Kevin Chappel, Tiger Woods, Anirban Lahiri along with defending champion Jordan Speith will fight for a handsome prize purse of $10.8 million out of which $1.89 million will be the winner’s share. All eyes will also be on India’s rising star Shubhankar Sharma, who will debut at the British Open. Dsport will bring the action live from the final rounds of the prestigious championship for the Indian viewers. The live action will be broadcast from July 19 to 22 from 7 pm.
The British Open, also known as the Open Championship, is one of the four major Golf championships. It first took place in 1860’s and since then has become a huge platform for golfers to showcase their talent and skills with the club. Dsport will bring the feel and fervor live from the Carnoustie Golf Course for the Indian golf enthusiasts and give them an opportunity to witness 4-days of top-notch live golfing action.