Anirban Lahiri and Shubhankar Sharma’s presence will make it the first time that two Indians feature in the same WGC Championships as the duo tee off in the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational on Thursday (2).
While Lahiri plays his first WGC of the year, Sharma, just 21, features in a third successive WGC in his breakout year.
Lahiri, after playing eight consecutive WGC Championships since his maiden appearance in HSBC in 2014, has missed the last six in a row. This will be his first WGC appearance since the WGC-Bridgestone invitational in 2016.
This year, Lahiri has played just one Major, the Open, while Sharma has played all three Majors and this is his third successive WGC.
Both Lahiri and Sharma, who are known to be close to each other, have different goals from what will be the last time the WGC is being held at Akron, Ohio. The tournament will move to Memphis next year.