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Debutant Sharma, Poulter to play Hero Challenge at Edinburgh Castle

Press Trust of India  |  Edinburgh 

Shubhankar Sharma, the toast of Indian this season, will make his Hero Challenge debut at the iconic

The event precedes the Scottish Open this week.

The 21-year-old Sharma, who hit the European and headlines with two wins at the start of the season, also earned an invitation to soon after a Top-10 finish in his debut at WGC-

Later he qualified for

Apart from Sharma, the other five are star Ian Poulter, four-time winner Charley Hoffman, Richie Ramsay, crowd favourite and the charismatic Rafa Cabrera-Bello, who has played Hero Challenge twice before.

The Hero Challenge will see six players play in two groups with the top two going into a knockout for semi-finals, followed by the final.

Sharma said, "I saw the event a few times on TV when it was in last year and in The Hero Challenge will be a great experience at the "

Poulter said, "Now this is a different way to start tournament week. I loved taking part in the Hero Challenge in last year, but this location is going to make it even more exciting."

Hoffman, who is playing the Scottish Open for the first time, said, "This is the first time I am playing the Scottish Open, and it's definitely the first time I have teed it up in a Castle, so it's shaping up to be a fun week.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 17:56 IST