EDINBURGH: Shubhankar Sharma will hit his first competitive tee shot not at a conventional golf course, the Gullane Golf Club, where he plays the Scottish Open from Thursday, but at the iconic Edinburgh Castle, where he features for the first time in the Hero Challenge, that precedes the main event.
Sharma, 21, plays alongside the legendary Ryder Cup star, Ian Poulter besides Rafa Cabrera-Bello, Olympic bronze medallist Matt Kuchar, American Charley Hoffman and local man Richie Ramsay.
“It is my first time at the Hero Challenge and it should be fun. Seeing the Edinburgh Castle was on my list, but hitting a tee shot there is something else. It should be fun,” said Sharma, as he prepared for the main event.
Pawan Munjal, Chairman, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Hero MotoCorp, said: “The overwhelming success of this unique concept of golf in our debut season and last year has encouraged us to bring the 2018 edition of the Hero Challenge to the European Tour once again.