PGA Championship 2017: Anirban Lahiri disappoints with 75th-place finish, Justin Thomas wins first Major

Anirban Lahiri ended his second Major of the year with a disappointing 78 in the final round and ended 75th in the PGA Championships. On Sunday his form dipped even further down as he had nine bogeys and two birdies for a 78 that saw him finish at 15-over 299 at Quail Hollow. His four rounds were 72-73-76-78.

“Well I was beaten by Quail Hollow and hopefully I can come back and make it up,” said Lahiri keeping his humour intact.

Anirban Lahiri in action at the PFA Championship. Image courtesy: Twitter @anirbangolf

Anirban Lahiri in action at the PFA Championship. Image courtesy: Twitter @anirbangolf

Trying to look at the positives from the week, Lahiri said, “Well my driving this week was great and I found a lot of fairways except on last day, when nothing worked and it kept slipping away. But putting and chipping were a major let down.”

Lahiri then said, “I cant remember when I last had so many bogeys (9) in a single round, at least in my professional career,” he added.

The only other Asian Tour player to make the cut KT Kim (75) had a strange final round with two eagles on the seventh and 15th. But he also had six bogeys and a double bogey for a four-over 75 and a total of 11-over 295 in T-67th place.

Once again Lahiri had a bad start with a double bogey and then came another bogey. A birdie on fourth was followed by another bogey on ninth and then the back nine just kept slipping away. At one stage he had four bogeys in a row from ninth to 12th and ended with a 78.

Lahiri will move to Wyndham Championships next week and then the first two legs of the FedExCup finals.

Justin Thomas, winner of the CIMB Classic, the only PGA Tour event co-sanctioned with Asian Tour, grabbed his first Major with a round of 68 despite a final closing bogey. He finished ahead by two shots over Francesco Molinari (67), Patrick Reed (67) and Louis Oosthuizen (70).

Rickie Fowler (67) and Hideki Matsuyama (72), who struggled with his putting over the weekend were Tied-5th.

Kevin Kisner (74), who had at least a share of the lead from the first round, and Graham Delaet (69) of Canada were Tied-7th. Four players, Matt Kuchar (68), the British Open runner-up, Jason Day (70), Jordan Smith (68) and Chris Stroud (76) were Tied-9th.

Rory McIlroy (68) was T-22nd and Jordan Spieth (70) was Tied-28th.


Published Date: Aug 14, 2017 11:36 am | Updated Date: Aug 14, 2017 11:40 am


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