It looks like the 33-year-old Austrian Bernd Wiesberger has found his form back after a wrist injury which kept him out of the professional golf for a period of seven months, from May to November last year. Today he helped his team Rest of the World win the Hero Skills Challenge against Team Asia.
Team Rest of the World consisted of Wiesberger, the Spanish duo of Pablo Larrazabal and World No. 73 Adrian Otaguei and South African Brandon Stone.
The Challenge was played out at the ninth hole of the Gary Player course at the DLF Golf and Country Club.
Each Skill win was worth $ 2,500, which meant the RoW won US $ 7,500, while the Asian team won US $ 2,500. But the winnings were donated to a charity.
The prizes were given away by Dr. Pawan Munjal, Chairman, Hero MotoCorp.
Asian Team comprised of 2017 Panasonic Open winner Shiv Kapur, two-time back to back Hero Indian Open winner (2016 and 2017) SSP
Shiv Kapur, made the breakthrough point for his team, from 80-yards to 18 inches with his first attempt and decided to forego his next two attempts as RoW’s Larrazabal and Otaegui were further than that from the pin. Chawrasia was the second Asian player in the Challenge.
The next Skill required precision and none was better than Wiesberger, who hit the platform with the Hero Bike on it twice in three shots. For Asia, Chawrasia failed on all three tries and Jazz managed it once in three shots. Stone also failed in his attempts.
Skipper Larrazabal was the best when it came to the bunker shot from 67 yards and hit his shot to within five feet five inches Shubhankar and Jazz of Asia were unable to get closer than that. Otaegui was the second RoW player.
In the final Skills Challenge, the Long Putt, Wiesberger was again the best putting to 15 inches from the far end of the green on the ninth. Kapur and Shubhankar were the ones to have a go at the Challenge, while the second RoW player was Stone.