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Re-charged Lahiri keen to finish European season on high note

Anirban Lahiri looking fresh after a week’s rest is keen on finishing the season on a high note, just as he had begun it at the start of the year. The 28-year-old Lahiri criss-crossed the globe as he put together a memorable year that saw him win twice on European Tour; register a Top-5 finish at the PGA Championships; wrap up his 2016 PGA Tour card and also become the first Indian to play at the President’s Cup.

Lahiri added, “It’s obviously been a great year for me. Any year that you win is a good year. Any year that you win twice is a great year. When you can do that in your rookie year, that’s obviously fantastic, so I’m really happy with that. And it would be great to finish on a high note.”  He also said, “Yes it is going to be another new course. The number could soon become a book. On a more serious note, I like the course. It suits my eye and I want to round off the season on a solid note. As of now my other engagement this season is the Hero World Challenge in Bahamas, which also I am looking forward, to.”

Lahiri skipped two of the four events in the Race to Dubai Finals Series. He skipped the Turkish Airlines Open to play the CIMB Classic, an event co-sanctioned by the Asian and PGA Tours and last week, he skipped the BMW Masters in Shanghai to get some rest before Dubai. With 72 holes of the campaign left to run in this European Tour season, Lahiri is also  one of the four players in the Race to be the Rookie of the Year. Korea’s Byeong Hun An (7th in the Race to Dubai), Englishman Matt Fitzpatrick (14th) are ahead of his of 19th place and Sweden’s Rikard Karlberg at 54th is behind him.

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