Robin Bose has more than two decades of experience as a sports reporter. He specialises in writing on golf.
Articles by Robin Bose
The prospect of changing tack made him feel worse than in early 2008, when he wanted to quit the game after failing to make cut in six appearances on the domestic tour.
Shubhankar Sharma can reel off the challenges that lurk at the Augusta National in a flash, but even for the young loyalist, the grandeur of The Open is unmatched and an experience that cannot be captured in words.
For the 31-year-old, this week’s venue is the “St Andrews of US Open”, stirring him into being a part of the year’s third Major.
Anirban Lahiri thinks back to his best finish so far at the PGA tour, a tied-second at the 2017 Memorial Tournament in Ohio, and how that came at the back of a difficult run.
For Shubhankar, it is about setting things right, and the 22-year-old hopes Mickelson, given the time they spent in the leader group last year, will be at hand to view his attempt to finish better than T9 after leading for two rounds.
The world No 119 tees off at the WGC-Mexico Championship next week and will be under spotlight, considering that he led into the final round of his first PGA Tour event last year.
Viraj Madappa comes into this week on the heels of a top-five at the Yeangder TPC in Chinese Taipei, and even though intentions were announced with “I am going to be the man to beat”, there will be no change in the critical way he views his golf.
Christine is now driven by the desire to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and a strong finish at the DLF Golf and Country Club will further her cause.
After being derecognised in April for non-compliance with the National Sport Code, Indian Golf Union, at its EGM in June, met the Ministry’s demand to amend its constitution and then-president Wg Cdr Satish Aparajit (retd) stepped down as his term had ended.
Viraj Madappa, cheered on by hordes of teenaged fans as he finished the $350,000 event on 16 under par, became the youngest Indian to claim an Asian Tour title.
Khalin Joshi learnt his golf at the Karnataka Golf Association and Shubhankar Sharma has a fair bit of experience of playing here on the Professional Golf Tour of India before graduating to bigger tours.
Affordability and access play a key part in a sport taking root, and a lot more needs to be done in Indian golf. Barring a fistful of public golf courses and driving ranges in urban areas, the sport is still driven by exclusivity or the colonial club culture, breeding deterring awe among the masses
On paper, the Indian Golf Union (IGU) has met the demands of the Sports Ministry for getting back recognition, but the manner in which changes have been carried out has caused concern.
After repeated reminders, the Sports Ministry had derecognised Indian Golf Union in April for failure to hold elections and non-compliance with the National Sports Code.
Rahul Bajaj, who won team silver in golf at the Guangzhou Asian Games, was promised a job in the UP government but administrators have since given him the cold shoulder.
Indian Golf Union has called for an Emergency General Meeting (EGM) in the first week of June to ring in change in its constitution.The move seems to have been hastened by the latest missive from the sports ministry dated April 20.
Indian golfer Rahil Gangjee pulled off a thrilling one-shot victory to end 14-year title drought after the Volkswagen Masters title in 2004.
Honey Baisoya reeled in overnight leader Shamim Khan to emerge victorious in the Delhi-NCR Open golf tournament in Noida on Friday.
Seasoned golfer Shamim Khan takes a one-shot lead into the final day of the Delhi-NCR Open golf, having braved fever all week to play in the Professional Golf Tour of India event.
Om Prakash Chouhan, who took the joint-lead at the Delhi-NCR Open in Noida on Wednesday, is eyeing a successful campaign at the Asian Tour Q-School
Naman Dawar’s eight-under 64, a course record at the Noida Golf Course, saw him take a one-stroke lead over Karandeep Kochhar after Day One of the Delhi-NCR Open on Tuesday
The Indian Golf Union is plagued with infighting after the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS) decided to withhold recognition to the governing body due to their failure to implement the National Sports Code and conduct elections
The sports ministry had renewed recognition to several NSFs (national sports federations) for the year in January but in the case of Indian Golf Union (IGU), the recognition was till March 31, 2018,
Indian golfers like SSP Chawrasia, Shubhankar Sharma and Anirban Lahiri are proof that young amateurs from middle-class backgrounds are now taking up the expensive sport of golf.
Shubhankar Sharma slipped on the final day while Matt Wallace, overnight joint leader with Shubankhar, won on the extra hole against Andrew Johnston to claim the Hero Indian Open European Tour joint-sanctioned event.
Shubhankar Sharma, in red-hot form, reeled off eight-under for the day to be just four shots behind halfway leader Emiliano Grillo of Argentina at the Indian Open golf
Day one of the Indian Open golf tournament saw Emiliano Grillo take the lead, whilst young Indian sensation Shubhankar Sharma finished tied 57th.
He wooed the world in his maiden PGA Tour appearance and India’s latest golf sensation Shubhankar Sharma will expectedly be the cynosure of all eyes when he tees off on home turf, leading a galaxy of local stars at the 54th Indian Open, starting on Thursday.
Shiv Kapur is one of top Indian contenders at the Indian Open golf. Kapur had a phenomenal 2017 season, which saw him win thrice on the Asian Tour