This week, the capital city of India will host the 4th edition of the Hero Indian Open. Last year S.S.P. Chawrasia successfully defended his 2016 title in spectacular fashion, with a seven-shot victory over Gavin Green. Chawrasia will attempt a three-peat against some of the best India and the rest of the world has to offer, including Race of Dubai leader Shubhankar Sharma. Sharma is fresh off a top-10 and the 54-hole lead at the WGC- Mexico Championship. Other notables include inaugural Hero Indian Open champ Anirban Lahiri, Chris Wood, and Emiliano Grillo.
DLF Golf and Country Club will again host this tournament. A Gary Player design, it is amongst the highest rated course in India.
Players to Watch:
Joost Luiten: His last European Tour start resulted in a win at the Oman Open. Despite a middle-of-the-pack finish in Mexico, look for him to be in the mix this week.
Shubhankar Sharma: Looking to add his third win of the season and extend his lead in the Race to Dubai, Sharma is scorching-hot this year. There’s no reason he can’t win in his home country.