Lahiri loses out to Rose by whisker at WGC Matchplay
Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri came within a whisker of pulling off a second upset in as many day before World No. 6 and Masters runner-up Justin Rose produced two great shots to first even the match on the 18th and then birdied the first play-off hole to keep his hopes alive at the WGC Match Play event here on Friday.
World No. 35 Lahiri, who beat World No. 23 Ryan Palmer in the first match of the round-robin stage, led for almost the entire regulation period, except a couple of times when Rose pulled up to all-square at TPC Harding Park.
The only time Rose pulled ahead was on the 19th when he closed with a birdie as Lahiri parred on the play-off hole. “It was a disappointing finish after a tight match,” said Lahiri.