Anirban Lahiri to return to PGA Tour action with Byron Nelson Championship after beating COVID-19

Now fully recovered, Lahiri plays with Aaron Baddeley and Kelly Kraft in the first round and will tee off from the tenth in the afternoon wave.

Press Trust of India May 12, 2021 19:14:51 IST
Anirban Lahiri to return to PGA Tour action with Byron Nelson Championship after beating COVID-19

File image of Anirban Lahiri. Reuters

McKinney, Texas: Having recovered from COVID-19 , Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri will return to PGA Tour action after almost a month-long gap when he tees up at the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship.

Lahiri was not slated to play the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, but missed Valspar and then took a week off when Wells Fargo was held in North Carolina to give himself more time to recover.

Now fully recovered, Lahiri plays with Aaron Baddeley and Kelly Kraft in the first round and will tee off from the tenth in the afternoon wave.

Though Lahiri was fifth at Texas Open, he has missed six cuts in nine starts in 2021.

After somewhat disappointing results, he seemed to be finding form as he was fifth in Texas, but missed cut the following week at RBC Heritage.

He has not played since, so he will be keen on getting a good result at Byron Nelson Championship.

Lahiri is looking for his maiden win on the PGA Tour and his last worldwide title was at home in the Hero Indian Open in 2015.

This week will also see the return of Hideki Matsuyama, who makes his first appearance since the win at the Masters. Matsuyama went home to a hero's welcome and is now back for the PGA Tour action.

World Number 1, Dustin Johnson was due to tee off this week, but pulled out due to a knee issue. However, the field is packed with top stars apart from Matsuyama.

They include Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar, Marc Leishman, Daniel Berger, Jason Day, Bryson DeChambeau, Sung Kang, Russell Knox, Sergio Garcia, Matt Fitzpatrick, Rickie Fowler, Scottie Scheffler, Lee Westwood.

The venue, the TPC Craig Ranch, designed by Tom Weiskopf and will play as Par-72 and stretch 7,468 yards. It hosted the Korn Ferry Tour Finals in 2008 and 2012.

Updated Date:

also read

Apple WWDC 2021 to kick off today at 10.30 pm IST: iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12, new MacBook Pro, more expected
News & Analysis

Apple WWDC 2021 to kick off today at 10.30 pm IST: iOS 15, iPadOS 15, macOS 12, new MacBook Pro, more expected

The company will announce upcoming versions of iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS on day 1 of the event.

Apple WWDC 2021 highlights: iOS 15, macOS Monterey, iPadOS 15, other developer beta now available, public beta rollout in July
News & Analysis

Apple WWDC 2021 highlights: iOS 15, macOS Monterey, iPadOS 15, other developer beta now available, public beta rollout in July

The WWDC 2021 keynote will begin at 10.30 pm IST, followed by 'State of the Union' at 2.30 am IST on 8 June.

Apple WWDC 2021: iOS 15, macOS Monetery, iPadOS 15, watchOS8 and more announced
News & Analysis

Apple WWDC 2021: iOS 15, macOS Monetery, iPadOS 15, watchOS8 and more announced

The new updates are available for developer to test starting today and the public beta will be available in July.