Golfer nails incredible putt with back to the hole

Lawrence Cooper
March 5, 2018

Sharma had a chip-in eagle at the first hole (his 10th) and added four birdies on the Club de Golf Chapultepec course, which at its highest point is 7,835 feet (2,388 meters) above sea level, and plays much shorter than its 7,345 yards.

He followed up his first round 65 with a 66, that included a back nine with five birdies against no bogeys.

There's also a group of big names looking to take the title.

On Thursday following a 72 that Thomas said was "probably the worst I've ever felt over the ball in my life", last week's victor at the Honda Classic was back in familiar form with a course-record 62 on Day 3 that lifted him into the top 10.

Phil Mickelson, 42-time PGA Tour victor, dismissed Sharma as a member of the media when the 21-year-old Indian worked up the courage to introduce himself to the veteran American on the putting green.

It was the American's lone career US PGA triumph and came only after a last-minute sponsor exemption.

Mickelson, coming off three straight top 10s for the first time since 2009, is in his best position yet. The victor was Mickelson.

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Kang started the day leading by four strokes and finished trailing Korda by one after a 70.

While Shubhankar at 21 years and seven months is the youngest in the field, Mickelson stands at the other end of the age spectrum at 41 years and eight months. And it wasn't long enough for DJ, who chose to take a ridiculous line off the tee during Friday's second round.

"I knew I had to hit a great 3-wood", Sharma said. He thought we were media and he said, "Not right now, after the round".

"I just kept the ball in play", Sharma said. And then he made a few putts and then he came back to me and said, "Have a good day".

Sharma turned pro at 16 and has spent the last five years playing in relative obscurity in Asia. "I'm sure he's a very talented player, but I haven't had the opportunity to watch him play or play alongside him". I was telling to Baaz, who's on my bag there, watching all of these guys on the range, it just seems like there's a TV in front of me and I'm watching them through the TV. He's driven the ball well, putted well and made just a single bogey over his last 36 holes. Mostly (it was with) my dad. "I'm very happy with that". I wasn't too hard on myself.

"I don't really want to think about it". It went on until 6 in the morning back home.

Shubhankar showed little emotion even while chatting with his caddie, Gurbaaz, on the course.

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