articles by V Krishnaswamy

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Turkish Airlines Open: Global traveller Shubhankar Sharma gears up for final series of 2018 European Tour

Shubhankar Sharma is ready for another three weeks on the European Tour's Final series on the Race to Dubai which travels from Antalya, Turkey to South Africa and finally Dubai. This week Sharma plays the Turkish Airlines Open, the first of three events in the final series for the 2018 European Tour season.

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World Cup of Golf: Anirban Lahiri picks Gaganjeet Bhullar as teammate after Shubhankar Sharma’s withdrawal

Anirban Lahiri has chosen nine-time Asian Tour winner Gaganjeet Bhullar to replace Shubhankar Sharma at the ISPS HANDA Melbourne World Cup of Golf to be held in Melbourne, Australia.

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Panasonic Open India: Khalin Joshi shows amazing strength to bounce back, clinches maiden Asian Tour title

On Sunday, Khalin Joshi crossed over from being a ‘nearly man’ to an actual champion at the Panasonic Open India. In the process, he showed great heart, amazing strength to bounce back and finally closed in style with four birdies in last five holes.

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Panasonic Open 2018: Khalin Joshi on course for maiden win after sharing lead with Siddikur Rahman

On Saturday, the traditional moving, Joshi did not just move, but galloped. He had nine birdies – as against three on first day and six on second – against one bogey and from 5-under in T-15th position he is now in shared lead with Bangladesh’s Siddikur Rahman

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Panasonic Open India: Ajeetesh Sandhu best Indian at third sport; Jeev Milkha Singh rolls back the years to move to T-6

Veteran Jeev Milkha Singh, who has made just two cuts in 15 starts in 2018 and has just one Top-5 finish since his win in 2012 Scottish Open, rolled the years back and was T-6th with M Dharma (70-67) and four others.

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Panasonic Open: Siddikur Rahman renews love affair with Delhi Golf Club; defending champion Shiv Kapur in T-16th

Siddikur, who has an incredible 12 Top-10s in 15 starts at the DGC since 2010, showed that he is ready for his second win at the DGC, five years after he won the Hero Indian Open.

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Panasonic Open 2018: Defending champion Shiv Kapur leads the field as Indians start as favourites

The general feeling on the Asian Tour is that Indians are odds-on favourite when they play any international event at home. More so when it is at the Delhi Golf Club, famed for its narrow fairways and thick bushes. It is no different at the Panasonic Open India 2018

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Women’s Indian Open: Austria's Christine Wolf runs ahead of pack in second round to take four-shot lead

After painting her scorecard liberally with red colours over a nine-hole stretch from the fifth to 13th with seven birdies, Austrian Christine Wolf seemed to run out of red paint over the last five holes in the second round of the Women’s Indian Ope

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Women’s Indian Open: Norway's Tonje Daffinrud sizzles to take 2-shot lead; Ridhima Dilawari best Indian at Tied 5th

Norwegian star Tonje Daffinrud sizzled at the finish on the front nine to take a two-shot lead on the field, while India’s Ridhima Dilawari, with barely three weeks of pro golf experience, sparkled with three birdies

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Women’s Indian Open: Vani Kapoor looks for good start as resurgent Caroline Hedwall eyes new milestone

A resurgent Caroline Hedwall is looking for new milestone at the Gary Player course at the DLF Golf and Country Club, even as India’s very own Vani Kapoor and last year’s runner-up Scot Michele Thomson, are seeking a good finish.

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CIMB Classic: Shubhankar Sharma gets second career Top 10 finish on PGA Tour; emotional Marc Leishman wins title

Shubhankar Sharma was unable to find the momentum that had carried him into a share of the lead after three rounds as he slid to Tied-10th on the final day of the CIMB Classic. Yet, it was his second Top 10 finish on the PGA Tour.

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CIMB Classic: Shubhankar Sharma in contention for maiden PGA Tour title after taking a share of lead

Shubhankar Sharma could open the door to a whole new world if he shakes off co-leaders Gary Woodland (67) and Marc Leishman (67) to win his maiden PGA Tour title at the CIMB Classic.

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CIMB Classic: India's Shubhankar Sharma fires 8-under, ends day two in tied-third place

"I am really happy, really pleased with the way I played. I had a lot of birdie opportunities and I converted most of them, so very happy," Sharma said.

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CIMB Classic: Shubhankar Sharma says one good round can help him get his confidence back ahead of Kuala Lumpur event

Shubhankar Sharma along with the in-form Gaganjeet Bhullar, Anirban Lahiri — who has been here before and was T-3 in 2015 — and Rahil Gangjee lead the Indian contingent.

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Anirban Lahiri aims for good start at Safeway Open as 2018-19 PGA Tour season gets underway

Lahiri has usually begun his season at the CIMB Classic for the last couple of years, but this time he is keen to get off to a good start at the Safeway Open.

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Asian Games 2018: PV Sindhu's medal at Jakarta doesn't signify a silver lining but resembles a dark cloud

No one knows that better than PV Sindhu. For the umpteenth time, she came all set to break a jinx and failed. It has happened once again as she has lost the Asian Games women’s singles final to Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying

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Asian Games 2018: Neeraj Chopra's chequered life of changing coaches and conquering dream distances

With Uwe Hohn by his side, Neeraj would love nothing more than crossing 90m and someday dream of 100m like his German coach, but for now, his focus will be on Tokyo 2020.

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Asian Games 2018: Saurabh Chaudhary becomes a champion among champions with gold medal in shooting at 16

Now with an Asian Games gold medal, Saurabh Chaudhary has arrived on the big stage. On Tuesday, in a matter of hours, he grew from being a boy to a man.

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Asian Games 2018: A man of few words, yoga proponent Deepak Kumar lets his rifle speak at Jakarta

Deepak Kumar exhibited the sterling performance when it mattered most, winning silver in men's 10m air rifle on Day 2 of the 2018 Asian Games.