Monday Rewind: 5 things we learned in India #HIO2018

Mon 12 Mar 2018

Monday Rewind: 5 things we learned in India #HIO2018

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Sentosa, Singapore, March 12: Here are the five takeaways from the 2018 Hero Indian Open, which concluded on Sunday. 

  1. The Gary Player-designed course at the DLF Golf and Country Club is one of the most challenging courses on the Asian Tour. The toughest hole recorded for the week was the 461-yard par-four 14th hole, with an average score of 4.453. The easiest hole was the 570-yard par-five fourth with an average score of 4.843 all week.
  2. India's rising star Shubhankar Sharma was the best putter last week. He averaged 1.51 putts per greens in regulation. Newly-crowned Hero Indian Open winner Matt Wallace of England was ranked second with an average of 1.54.
  3. Wallace recorded his second European Tour title at the 2018 Hero Indian Open. The Manchester United fan scored two eagles and 18 birdies against nine bogeys and a double-bogey while averaging 293.8 yards off the tee throughout all four rounds.
  4. Sharma continued his fine form to finish tied-seventh at the Hero Indian Open. It was the best result he has ever achieved in his National Open. The result also moved him up two rungs to 64th position on the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR), where he maintained his status as the leading Indian in the world.
  5. India has been home to some of the most passionate fans in the world of golf. Massive crowds followed Sharma’s group throughout the week. After his rounds, heart-felt handshakes, autographs and selfies were the order of the day. The young Indian had returned home in glory at the start of the week, finishing tied-ninth in his World Golf Championships debut in Mexico and earning a coveted invite to The Masters Tournament in April.