Golf is one of the most competitive sports in the world with the USA, Europe and other rich nations dominating. It is indeed a matter of pride that we have a new star from India who is scaling new highs and breaking new grounds.
Anirban Lahiri has been creating ripples in the world of golf by winning some major tournaments at a very young age.
He won the Hero Indian Open in a sensational way, having come from seven shots off the pace on the final day.
Not only that, he claimed his maiden European Tour title with a narrow one-shot victory over Bernd Wiesberger at the Malaysian Open.
After stunning wins in the Malaysian Open and Hero Indian Open, the 2014 Players’ Player Of The Year is back in the news. He created history by becoming the first Indian to finish inside the top-five in the prestigious PGA Championship.
The 28-year-old played a superb final round of 68, after first three rounds of 70-67-70, for a total of 13-under 275. At one stage, he rose to as high as tied third during the day.
Only the second Indian after Jeev Milkha Singh to make it into the top 50 of the world, this professional golfer from Calcutta is in line to become the first Indian to play for the International Team at the President’s Cup, an event held every two years between United States and Rest of the World (minus Europe).
Though he failed to win the major, this is an unprecedented achievement and no other Indian has achieved this feat in such a star-studded professional golf tournament.
Another big day for Indian sports.