Oct 02, 2018: The Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (TPC) will be the ultimate test for Asian Tour’s leading players when it gets underway at the Linkou International Golf and Country Club on Thursday.
The US$500,000 event, which is the second leg of the Asian Tour stop in Chinese Taipei, is the final event before qualification closes for the lucrative events in Malaysia next week and China at the end of the month.
With much at stake and everything to play for on all fronts, India’s Shubhankar Sharma, who currently leads the Habitat for Humanity Standings, is ready put up a performance befitting of his status as one of Asia’s shining stars.
Sharma’s confidence stems from a spectacular season which has seen him win his second Asian Tour title in Malaysia in February and posting several sterling results globally.
Being conferred the prestigious Arjuna award by the President of India last week was indeed the icing on the cake for the 22-year-old.
South Africa’s Justin Harding, who is the highest ranked player on the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) this week, is also seeking another grandstand finish after a breakout year on the Asian Tour.
Harding has already secured two wins and two top-five finishes in only six starts on the Asian Tour and believes he can do even better if he continues to play true to form.
American Berry Henson, who moved into contention for a place in Malaysia after finishing tied-second last week, is ready to pick up where he left off.
The one-time Asian Tour winner is pleased with his return to form and is hopeful of winning his first title since 2011.