Shubhankar Sharma is trying to stay focused on the next two tournaments as he chases a spot at this year's US Masters.
The 21-year-old Indian has given himself a shot at earning an invite to the first major of the year after claiming two European Tour titles in two months.
Sharma overturned a four-stroke deficit in the final round of the Maybank Championship in Malaysia this month to land his second professional success, a little over a month after his maiden three-shot victory in the Joburg Open.
The Chandigarh golfer is now the highest-ranked Indian in the world at number 71 and within range of the top 50 - with a chance of earning a spot at the Masters and The Players Championship.
'My immediate goal is to just play well in the next two events,' Sharma, who must perform well in the Oman Open and the Qatar Masters before the WGC-Mexico Championship in Mexico City next month, told Reuters.
“Because if I do well enough at the next two, I might have an outside chance of qualifying for the Masters. I just want to keep my feet grounded and my eyes on the ball.”
His maiden tour success in Johannesburg earned him a ticket to this year’s British Open at Carnoustie and the opportunity to rub shoulders with the top players.
“I played with reigning British Open champion Henrik Stenson in Malaysia, I was very, very happy playing with him on the third day,” added Sharma.
'I can’t really pick one player but I am very excited that I will be playing the British Open and Tiger (Woods) most probably will be playing, so to be in the same field with him will be fantastic.'