Thursday, 12 September 2013

Andriy Shevchenko Set To Make Professional Golf Debut At Kharkov Superior Cup

Andriy Shevchenko is a person that needs no introduction in world football, during his playing days he was arguably the most feared striker around, he decided to hang up his boots last year after attaining legendary status. 

Last we heard of him, he's ventured into politics and narrowly lost an Ukrainian parliamentary election last year. After the defeat, it seems the 36 year old has opted for an equally unusual post-football career with the news that he is about to make his professional golf debut at the Kharkov Superior Cup in his homeland.

The Superior Cup is part of the Challenge Tour which is basically the second tier of professional European golf.

“This is the first big event for me and of course it is the first event in Ukraine so it’s a huge event for golf in this country,” Shevchenko said.

“I have played with many good players in pro-ams but this is different. I hope I play well…but I just want to have a good time and enjoy the week.

“It’s nice the Challenge Tour have decided to come here but the course is quite difficult.”

Shevchenko has already played in a good number of semi-serious pro-am events, but his maiden appearance in Kharkov will mark his first ever pro golf outing.

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