CONFIDENT: Anirban Lahiri
Starting the final round six strokes behind the leader, Anirban Lahiri shot a brilliant six-under 64 last Sunday (26) to clinch a top-five finish in the European Masters held at the Crans Sur Sierre Golf Club in the picturesque Swiss Alps.
The Indian golfer finished five strokes behind winner Danny Willett of England, whose overall tally was 17-under 263, a shot ahead of compatriot Matthew Fitzpatrick. Lahiri’s four-day total read 268.
Lahiri, who won the Malaysian Open and the Hero Indian Open this season, is now back in the world’s top 50.
“I was unable to keep my focus in the last two rounds. So, it was a huge relief to see my game come back. It was a good round and I hope to continue in the same vein for the rest of the season,” Lahiri, 28, said.
The Arjuna awardee is now confident of a better show in the year’s final major, the USPGA Championship, next month.
“I am more comfortable playing in the US now. When you go somewhere for the first time you take time to understand the conditions. This will be my third trip and I have become more familiar with the grass and the sloppy greens there,” he said.