Anirban Lahiri - PB WR #33 (28-Mar-15), India #1

All posts regarding specific golfers and golfer threads are in this forum.

Moderator: Moderators

Sin Hombre
Member
Member
Posts: 2209
Joined: Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:59 pm
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: Chicago

Re: Anirban Lahiri - PB WR #33 (28-Mar-15), India #1

Postby Sin Hombre » Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:44 am

US Open starts tomorrow, Anirban tees off late

47 1 2:50 PM Ryan Moore Anirban Lahiri Erik Compton

edit: just noticed that Shiv also qualified so should have a separate thread for this.

User avatar
prashanthm
Member
Member
Posts: 4670
Joined: Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:36 am
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: MA

Re: Anirban Lahiri - PB WR #33 (28-Mar-15), India #1

Postby prashanthm » Thu Jul 16, 2015 1:43 pm

Anirban is playing the Open Championship this week at the St. Andrews Golf Course.......

User avatar
PKBasu
Member
Member
Posts: 29328
Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2003 6:04 pm
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: Singapore

Re: Anirban Lahiri - PB WR #33 (28-Mar-15), India #1

Postby PKBasu » Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:36 pm

Anirban Lahiri finished T30 at the (British) Open championships this year, his best performance in a Major (slightly better than his previous-best T31 at the 2012 Open). Anirban has played all four Majors, although he has only made the mid-tournament cut at two (the big ones, Masters and the Open). That he has done all this in his 20s (he is still only 28) means that he could yet become India's first contender at a Major. Arjun Atwal and Jeev Milkha Singh "made" it to the Majors and the big tours (PGA and EPGA respectively) when they were quite a bit older, in their 30s.

And, of course, Anirban has won TWO tournaments on the EPGA tour this year -- albeit both in Asia(!), the Maybank Malaysian Open, and the Hero Indian Open (both in February 2015).

User avatar
PKBasu
Member
Member
Posts: 29328
Joined: Fri Jan 03, 2003 6:04 pm
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: Singapore

Re: Anirban Lahiri - PB WR #33 (28-Mar-15), India #1

Postby PKBasu » Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:23 am

To cap his breakthrough year, Anirban Lahiri finished T5 (with just one other player, Brooks Koepka) at the 2015 PGA Championships (where he made the cut for the first time too!). With scores of 70-67-70-68, Anirban played superbly throughout this Major, and thoroughly deserved his top-5 finish, which is easily the best performance by an Indian at a major golf championship. It caps a year in which he has finished T49 at the Masters and T30 at the British Open.

Sin Hombre
Member
Member
Posts: 2209
Joined: Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:59 pm
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: Chicago

Re: Anirban Lahiri - PB WR #33 (28-Mar-15), India #1

Postby Sin Hombre » Mon Aug 17, 2015 1:59 am

He is also certain to be picked for the President's Cup team. He is also likely to finish in the top 50 which will guarantee participation in the majors next years as well.

A big win in either the Europe or the US and he will already be India's best ever golfer. He is also back up to 38th in the world.

Sin Hombre
Member
Member
Posts: 2209
Joined: Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:59 pm
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: Chicago

Re: Anirban Lahiri - PB WR #33 (28-Mar-15), India #1

Postby Sin Hombre » Mon Aug 17, 2015 2:51 am

Also noticed that Anirban is back to being Asia's #1 ranked golfer. Japanese Matsuyama is ahead but Japan is counted separately.

ankit1407
Member
Member
Posts: 2646
Joined: Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:35 am
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: Pune

Re: Anirban Lahiri - PB WR #33 (28-Mar-15), India #1

Postby ankit1407 » Mon Aug 17, 2015 3:30 am

Quite a gap between him and the other Indians..

38 53 64 IND Anirban Lahiri
192 189 224 IND S.S.P. Chawrasia
329 324 200 IND Rashid Khan
391 387 288 IND Jyoti Randhawa
435 430 233 IND Shiv Kapur
438 435 330 IND Rahil Gangjee
461 460 432 IND Arjun Atwal

I was expecting likes of SSP, Shiv, Gaganjeet to make some progress as well this year..

User avatar
suresh
Member
Member
Posts: 5376
Joined: Thu May 22, 2003 12:08 pm
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: Chennai, IN

Re: Anirban Lahiri - PB WR #33 (28-Mar-15), India #1

Postby suresh » Mon Aug 17, 2015 7:49 am

It has been a barren couple of years for our players not named Anirban Lahiri. Shiv/SSP/Gagan have not had good results -- Gagan was out with an injury. Let us hope that Anirban inspires them to do better.

Suresh

User avatar
Saniapower
Member
Member
Posts: 3168
Joined: Tue May 05, 2009 6:45 pm
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5

Re: Anirban Lahiri - PB WR #33 (28-Mar-15), India #1

Postby Saniapower » Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:39 pm

Arjun Atwal won a title on tha PGA tour and one more title on the European tour(Dubai). SSP won one on the European tour. So not barren.

Sin Hombre
Member
Member
Posts: 2209
Joined: Fri Nov 26, 2010 6:59 pm
Antispam: No
Please enter the middle number: 5
Location: Chicago

Re: Anirban Lahiri - PB WR #33 (28-Mar-15), India #1

Postby Sin Hombre » Tue Aug 18, 2015 12:34 am

Atwal's PGA tour win came 5 years ago. The golf rankings reflect the results of the last 2 years.

Can you stop making silly posts?

User avatar
Prem
Member
Member
Posts: 1337
Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2005 6:37 pm
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: UK

Re: Anirban Lahiri - PB WR #33 (28-Mar-15), India #1

Postby Prem » Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:22 am

Phenomenal achievement by Anirban to finish T5. :notworthy:
Hats off to a solid week of golf and it should give him the confidence to do well in Majors and PGA events.
Anirban could have got his PGA tour card for 2016 with a top 3 finish, which he was so close.
I was expecting to see him get an invite this week at Wyndham as he finished top 5 the previous week...but he is not in the entry list. That would have given him one last chance as it's the last event - but not to be. He is 5th in the Non Members earnings now and I think the top 3 get cards??

Anirban is the entry list in the European Tour events from next week onwards after a week's rest this week. He is 7th in ranking for the Presidents Cup, which he should now qualify and that's a first for an Indian. :clap:

User avatar
jaydeep
Moderators
Moderators
Posts: 20833
Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2004 8:59 am
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: India

Re: Anirban Lahiri - PB WR #33 (28-Mar-15), India #1

Postby jaydeep » Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:22 pm

Amazing achievement ... Like the way he recovered in the last round at 10 hole he needed 3 shots from 6-7 feet ... Instead of going down he stood tall and remained on four under for the day.

User avatar
Prem
Member
Member
Posts: 1337
Joined: Sat Mar 05, 2005 6:37 pm
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: UK

Re: Anirban Lahiri - PB WR #33 (28-Mar-15), India #1

Postby Prem » Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:49 pm

Anirban has decided to play the Web.com Tour finals starting on 10th September to try and get PGA card for 2016.
He has withdrawn from the European Tour events and will play for 4 weeks in the web.com Tour.
So he will few big events in Europe in pursuit of PGA card - hope he finished Top 25 to secure his card.
Looks like he is taking 3 weeks off now....could have come over to Europe and played 1-2 events...
:goodluck: Anirban

User avatar
kujo
Authors
Authors
Posts: 2943
Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2004 11:26 pm

Re: Anirban Lahiri - PB WR #33 (28-Mar-15), India #1

Postby kujo » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:08 pm

Congratulations to Anirban on such a wonderful performance in a Major. Top 5 for the first time ever by an Indian player in a Golf major!! :clap: :dance:

The grind of PGA tour can wait another year... If he is more focused on winning a major (or other PGA events) as a PGA outsider and have enough breaks between majors, I think that would be better....

User avatar
ajay
Moderators
Moderators
Posts: 5826
Joined: Sat Jan 25, 2003 11:54 pm
Please enter the middle number: 1
Location: College Station, TX

Re: Anirban Lahiri - PB WR #33 (28-Mar-15), India #1

Postby ajay » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:33 pm

I think trying out web.com tour is a great move. One win, which would be worth $180K in four tournaments can put him in top 25 and earn a PGA card. He surely has the potential to do that.


Return to “Golf Player Forums”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests