Anirban Lahiri nears new landmark
Anirban Lahiri will achieve a coveted landmark when he plays in his 15th Major at the PGA Championship starting in St Louis, United States, from Thursday, surpassing Jeev Milkha Singhs previous Indian record of 14
St Luis: Anirban Lahiri will achieve a coveted landmark when he plays in his 15th Major at the PGA Championship starting in St Louis, United States, from Thursday, surpassing Jeev Milkha Singh's previous Indian record of 14.
Lahiri's younger colleague, Shubhankar Sharma, who has been the star of 2018, will also be in the field and becomes the youngest Indian and the third overall to have played all four Majors in a single year after Jeev (in 2007) and Lahiri (in 2015 and 2016).
Meanwhile, globally all eyes will be on Tiger Woods after his splendid tied-sixth at the Open Championships in Carnoustie last month.
Never has he looked closer to a 15th Major in last 10 years as he is looking now. He actually had sole lead on the 10th hole on the final day at Carnoustie.
As for Lahiri, his tied sixth finish at the WGC-Bridgestone is a proof of his improvement.
Lahiri is also up to 82nd on FedExCup rankings and he could improve that this week.
It has now put him back in top-100 of world rankings, and only four places behind Shubhankar. Shubhankar has played the first three Majors, but made the cut in only one – the Open, where he was tied 51.