Shubhankar Sharma makes a miracle birdie on the last hole to make the cut
Shubhankar Sharma can finally take a sigh of relief, as he did the unimaginable, making the cut at The Open at Carnoustie, with the last hole birdie, in so doing, becoming the youngest Indian ever to make the cut at a major.
The young Indian will be celebrating his 22nd birthday tomorrow and nothing beats a gift like this, after his disappointing ouster from last two majors, namely The Masters and the US Open.
Shubhankar now becomes the youngest Indian to make a the cut at a major championship. The cut line set at 2-over-145, was just a narrow escape for the young lad, as he needed a birdie on his last hole to keep his hopes high for the weekend, and probable future PGA Tour card.
Sharma started his day at 2-over-73 and needed to maintain it for making the cut, but had a terrible front nine with three bogeys, starting from the very first hole, but his stunning back nine started with a birdie, followed by a bogey, two back to back birdies, and a closing hole life saving birdie on the 18th will see him playing the weekend.
This moment, this is special, as the best finish by an Indian at The Open is T-30 by Anirban Lahiri in 2015 (playing for the sixth time), and now Sharma has his best chances of doing it better.
Sharma now stands T-51 with Byeong Hun An, Lee Westwood, Marc Leishman, Brendan Steele, Cameron Smith, Masahiro Kawamura, and Brett Rumford.
Lahiri playing his sixth British Open is four shot away from the cut-line at 6-over, and is left with 10 more holes to cover his weekend schedule.
Kevin Kisner, the opening round leader has finished 13 holes and has kept his position intact, after Zach Johnson tried to take his spot.
Jordan Spieth, the defending champion has made his position 32 better than yesterday, playing on his ninth hole, at the time of editing.
Tiger Woods finished his second round for 71, matching his Day 1 score for a T-30 position on the board with Francesco Molinari, Jason Day, Michael Kim, Lucas Herbert, and Shaun Norris.
Mickelson is playing his 15th hole after a round of 73 on Thursday, he is 2-under for the day.
World No.1 Dustin Johnson, No.2 Justin Thomas, No.13 Bubba Watson (three-time winner in 2018), No.16 Hideki Matsuyama, No.17 Henrik Stenson, No.19 Sergio Garcia are ousted from 147th The Open.