Shubhankar Sharma creates history with best ever performance by an Indian at 2023 Open Golf Championship

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Shubhankar Sharma achieved the best ever performance by an Indian golfer at the 2023 Open Golf Championship held at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Merseyside, England.

An Overview of the News 

  • Showcasing remarkable skill and determination, Shubhankar Sharma tied for eighth place with Cameron Young of the United States.

  • The hometown of Shubhankar Sharma is Jhansi, which is located in the state of Uttar Pradesh.

  • Brian Herman of the USA has won the 2023 Open Golf Championship.

  • Prior to Sharma's feat, Anirban Lahiri had the best Indian finish in a major tournament with a top-5 finish in 2015 and Jeev Milkha Singh finished T-9 at the 2008 PGA Championship.

  • Previously, Jyoti Randhawa held the record for the best finish by an Indian golfer at the Open in 2004 with a tied-27th place.

  • Prior to Shubhankar Sharma's achievement, the best finish by an Indian golfer in a men's major was Anirban Lahiri's tied-fifth finish at the 2015 PGA Championship in Wisconsin, US.

About The Open Championship

  • It is recognized as the British Open, the oldest and most prestigious golf tournament globally and one of the four major championships on the PGA Tour.

  • The tournament's history dates back to 1860, and its inaugural winner was Willie Parks Sr., who was awarded the title of "Champion Golfer of the Year".

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