Shubhankar Sharma takes two-shot lead at World Golf Championships

It's a total dream come true – Sharma revels in lead atop star-studded leaderboard

At 7-under 135, Kiradech shares fifth place with amongst others, defending champion and world No. 1 Dustin Johnson, double Masters Tournament victor Bubba Watson and CIMB Classic champion Pat Perez, four back of halfway leader Shubhankar Sharma of India.

American Xander Schauffele is tied in second place with Spanish pair Rafa Cabrera Bello and Sergio Garcia.

Defending champion Dustin Johnson also is four shots back.

Sharma entered the week already ranked first on the European Tour after two early-season victories but it would be fair to suggest he was not a name on everyone's lips pre-tournament. I was very nervous in the morning, but very happy with the way I put it all together.

The Masters has a tradition of occasionally inviting a non-exempt Asian player, raising the intriguing possibility that Sharma might yet receive a prized summons, even if he doesn't qualify automatically.

Sharma hit a 3-wood on his opening tee shot to 2 feet for a tap-in eagle, overcame consecutive three-putt bogeys and was flawless the rest of the way at Chapultepec Golf Club.

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In truth, nobody who pays close attention to the European Tour will be too surprised, despite the fact Sharma missed two cuts before the £7.2m event in Mexico City. "Everything has happened so fast for me".

"I just kept the ball in play", Sharma said. "I kept the ball in the fairway and gave myself as many chances to attack the pin as possible". "I just try and concentrate on the success, and just let things go".

Schauffele, the US PGA Tour's 2017 Rookie of the Year, is the only player with no bogeys after 36 holes, having opened with a 65 and followed with a 68.

"I have a lot of confidence going into the weekend", Johnson said. As soon as I hit it I knew I hit a good shot. "Was pretty happy with the way I drove the ball and I think that was the key".

A win or runner-up finish for the 25-year-old Greystones man would have pushed him into the the world's top 50 and sealed a spot at Augusta in April.

"I feel like as a Hispanic and a Latino, I want to help out this community", Rahm said.

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