Cape Town - Rising golf star Shubhankar Sharma will feature in his first major championship after receiving a special invite to the Masters.
Sharma started 2017 ranked 517th in the world but steady results and a
couple wins have seen him rise to 66th in the rankings.
picked up his first European tour win at the Joburg Open in December and
followed it up with a second at the Maybank Championship last month.
This past weekend, Sharma held the 54-hole lead at the star-studded
WGC-Mexico Championship, though slipped to a T9 finish after a closing
74 on Sunday.
"Golf is a global game, and throughout our history we have extended
invitations to deserving international players not otherwise qualified,"
Augusta National and Masters chairperson Fred Ridley said in a statement.
"As his results have proven, Shubhankar Sharma is a remarkable young
player, and we look forward to welcoming him to Augusta National in