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Israelis You Should Know: Zohar Sharon

Many of the Israelis we tell you about did their deeds in the past. But today, we bring you the story of an Israeli golfer who is wowing fans in the present. The Washington Post's Ruth Eglash tells us about Zohar Sharon, who is not only blind, but a world champion, as well:

The distinctive thwack of a golf club hitting a ball is all Zohar Sharon needs to hear to know whether it’s a good shot. It’s an important skill for any golfer, but especially for Sharon, a legally blind player who is something of a legend around the globe.

“Sounds like you are very good at sweeping the floor,” he mocked as my ball struggled to make it even halfway down the fairway.

We are playing a round in the affluent coastal town of Caesarea, which has one of just two 18-hole courses in all of Israel.

Sharon, 64, who is from a family of Yemeni immigrants, is mostly unknown in Israel’s modest sporting world. But he and his trusted caddie, Shimshon Levy, have won the International Blind Golf Association’s world tournament six times in 10 years, most recently last year in Japan...

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