articles by Joy Chakravarty

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Anirban Lahiri opens up about the factors that led to him losing his PGA Tour card

While players are mostly averse to making changes in their game midway through the season, the situation was dire enough for Anirban Lahiri to send an SOS to his long-time coach Vijay Divecha. They spent three weeks in June and July working on various aspects of his game.

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Masters 2019: Tiger Woods's comeback from years of physical and mental trauma serves as tribute to science, sheer will power

It’s as much a tribute to the advancements made by science as well as his own will power that Tiger Woods managed to win at the 83rd Masters

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World No 1 Novak Djokovic says success at tennis not a priority for him anymore, feels sport a platform for other things now

Abu Dhabi might be a relaxed start to his year, but there is no doubt that Novak Djokovic is focused on the upcoming Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the year.

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Year in review 2018: From Shubhankar Sharma's win at Maybank Championship to return of Rahil Gangjee, top moments in Indian golf

From Shubhankar Sharma’s final round 62 to win Maybank Championship to the return of Gangjee here are some of the highlights of Indian golf in 2018

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Joburg delight to qualifying for US Open, a look at six key moments in Shubhankar Sharma's ride to Rookie of the Year award

No doubt Shubhankar Sharma will go on to achieve a lot more in his career, but let’s have a look at six tournaments this season that he will have a tough time forgetting.

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Hobbling Shubhankar Sharma plays through blistered ankle to keep himself in race for Rookie of the Year title

Despite the pain, Shubhankar Sharma shot a superb five-under par 67, virtually making sure he was not shooting himself out of the race to win the coveted Rookie of the Year title on the European Tour.

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Golfer Shubhankar Sharma's punishing schedule fuelled by prospective top-50 rank, Augusta Masters ticket

Shubhankar, who is almost guaranteed to become the Rookie of the Year on the European Tour following this week’s season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, is playing his 31st tournament in the 46th week of the year.

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Asia Cup 2018: Tactical duel between Rohit Sharma and Mashrafe Mortaza to middle-overs battle, key clashes in today's final

Rohit Sharma's cool captaincy and sublime form have been key to India's success at Asia Cup 2018. Can the Indian captain come out on top again? Here's a quick look at battles within the battle.

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PGA Tour Championship: Tiger Woods returns from the brink to deliver a blockbuster for the ages

Throughout the years, Woods has defied belief with his astonishing achievements. A stellar amateur career was followed quickly by a spectacular 12-shot romp at the 1997 Masters that established him as the superstar of the sport.

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India vs Pakistan: Mohammad Amir's form to Kedar Jadhav's spin, key factors that could affect Asia Cup match today

In their group stage match, Pakistan were beaten by India in the most convincing manner by eight wickets. Can they turn their fortune around, or will it be India’s night once again?

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India vs Pakistan: As cricket fever reaches frenzy, match tickets become more valuable than water in desert

After a drought of over 12 years, it’s been a windfall for the fans. India and Pakistan have qualified for the Super Four stage, which is a round-robin format. The two teams will meet again in Dubai on Sunday, and are expected to reach Friday’s final

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Asian Games 2018: Young Indian golfers determined to tee off at quadrennial event in Indonesia

National golf coach Amandeep Johl said, “I really think both the men’s and ladies’ teams are definitely medal prospects in Jakarta, especially in the team event. The key is that they all have to peak during that week."

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Viraj Madappa's maiden Asian Tour title at Bengaluru a testament to years of hard work and sacrifices

Viraj Madappa underlined his credentials once again as the Indian golfer to look out for in the future when he beat a quality field to win the Take Solutions Masters by two shots on Sunday.

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Open Championship 2018: From fantastic Francesco Molinari to solid Shubhankar Sharma, 5 things we learned at Carnoustie

From Francesco Molinari's brilliant form, Tiger Woods' comeback and Shubhankar Sharma's solid showing, here is what we learned at The Open Championship.

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Open Championship 2018: Greater participation, improved performances from Asians highlight rise of golf in continent

Members of the Asian Tour may not have set the Open Championship on fire with their performances, but there is no doubt that the world is slowly sitting up and taking note of them.

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Open Championship 2018: Shubhankar Sharma shows his class by winning a battle against all odds to make the cut

India's Shubhankar Sharma showed fortitude in oodles in making his first cut in a major championship on Friday at the Open Championship.

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PGTI gets massive shot in arm after international golf federation ratifies move to have world ranking points in Indian tour

The fact that Indian domestic professional golf tour will now be eligible for world ranking points has generated as much delight as news of Shubhankar Sharma making the cut in the ongoing Open Championship.

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Open Championship 2018: 'Will play it like Delhi Golf Club', Anirban Lahiri's gameplan to tackle fast fairways at Carnoustie

Anirban Lahiri said, "I am quite comfortable with how the golf course is set up. It is almost like the DGC. Everything has to be hit via ground and I am very happy to hit my two iron all day."

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Open Championship 2018: Anirban Lahiri looks to bank on experience while Shubhankar Sharma's composure holds key

The Open Championship, the oldest golf championship in the world, always seems to favour experience. By all accounts, this one at Carnoustie, beginning Thursday, should be no different.

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Heartbreak for Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma at Scottish Open, feels better prepared for links challenge

Shubhankar Sharma missed his second cut in his second tournament on a links course, but is confident he has learned enough to put on a good show at next week’s Open Championship