"It's like a dream come true".
"When I was a kid, my goal was to be a part of the PGA Tour". I can't explain how it feels but it is such a good moment for me.More news: Kate Middleton goes off-the-shoulder for night at the museum
Ace golfer Shubhankar Sharma has set his sights on winning the Asian Tour's Habitat for Humanity Standings as he prepares for his debut at the US$7 million CIMB Classic which starts on Thursday in Kuala Lumpur. I've been quite consistent with my play, but I didn't have enough good finishes on the board, after the win at the CIMB Classic.
The 2019 PGA Tour makes its way overseas this week for the CIMB Classic. "My career started here and it's nice to be back home again", said Kiradech. I felt like the rust was coming off and I was ready to play well here in KL.
"I've seen this event on television for so many years, and obviously Anirban (Lahiri) won the Malaysian Open here a few years ago so I've seen this golf course a lot on television and today was my first look at it".More news: Saudi Arabia faces serious consequences if Khashoggi claims true: UK
Following a three-week break at home, Kiradech is sufficiently recharged and plans to challenge for the title against a stellar line-up which includes title holder Pat Perez, 2017 FedEx Cup champion Justin Thomas, last week's season-opening event victor Kevin Tway and World Golf Hall of Famers Ernie Els and Davis Love III.
"I feel like in my short career, this is my sixth year as a pro, but what I learned is that it's only when you are not playing well that you learn more about yourself". He finished tied for 53rd at the Safeway Open last week. Even next week in Korea and China, all these events are going to be really big. Winning the Order of Merit is something I want to achieve by December and playing well here goes a long way to achieve that. Obviously all three events are big PGA Tour events. This is not a course or a tournament where you're going to find much success playing any stretch of nine holes in 1 over.
He likes his chances of beating 2017 champion Pat Perez, Brandt Snedeker, Keegan Bradley and 2013 and 2014 victor Ryan Moore, who are among the starters in the CIMB field this week.More news: Action Needed Now in Climate Crisis
The PGA TOUR-sanctioned event features a limited field of 78 players comprising of the top 60 available players from the 2017-18 FedExCup points list, eight sponsor exemptions and the top-10 available players from the Asian Tour. One of the best things we experience is the police outriders, which make it easier for us to get to TPC KL, a great golf facility.