Of all the things Anirban Lahiri has achieved so far, finishing above the likes of Rory McIlroy and Jeev Milkha Singh at the British Open is the most incredible one.
Probably it is not as good as winning the tournament, but ending as 31st on a course which is deemed even by the best as ‘tough’ could be a sign of things to come.
That, and the first hole-in-one at Lytham has suddenly made Lahiri one of most mentioned Indian sportspersons this past week.
Here’s a short profile of the Bangalore man.
Age: 25 years old
Height: 6 feet 1 inch
Asia Tour wins: Panasonic Open 2011, SAIL-SBI Open 2012
Professional Golf Tour of India: Haryana Open and BILT Open in 2009, PGTI Order of Merit in 2009, two PGTI Players Championships and a BILT Open in 2010, two PGTI Players Championships in 2011.
Majors: Finished T31 at the Open Championship
Asia Ranking: 15th
World Ranking: 207th