Shevchenko is teeing it up at the Kharkov Superior Cup in the next step of a dramatic career change for the former Chelsea striker.
The 36-year-old Ukrainian is making his Challenge Tour debut having played in several Pro-Ams since hanging up his boots last year.
He told the Daily Mail: "This is the first big event for me and of course it is the first event here in Ukraine so it's a huge event for golf in this country.
"The course is quite difficult. I'm happy with my game at the moment and I'm really happy to be here. I know the president of the club, he is my good friend and his daughter has been caddying for me. He invited me to come and I had to."
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