Putting woes see Anirban Lahiri drop to 28th at Wyndham Championship
Greensboro: Anirban Lahiri's troubles with the putter continued into the final round of the Wyndham Championship on the PGA Tour.
The Indian ace missed lot of putts inside 10 feet and ended with a round of two-over 72 that saw him move backwards to Tied-28th, down 11 places from where he was after three rounds.
Lahiri totaled nine-under 271 with rounds of 65-66-68-72. This also shows his improvement of two places on the FedExCup standings to 63rd. He will now feature in the Play-offs, which begin this week with the Northern Trust Championships.
At the top, Swede Henrik Stenson made a bunch of birdies on the back, four in five holes from 13th to 17th and finished with a round of six-under 64 and that helped him get to a tournament record total of 22-under 258 at Sedgefield Country Club.
Lahiri was understandably disappointed as he said, "This is very frustrating. It (the putting) has reached a point, where it might begin to hurt my confidence. I needed 35 today and the average has been around 32. You cant expect to contend or win golf tournaments with that."
He went to the extent of saying, "I need to do something drastic. It is hurting. The bogeys on the back nine were all because of missed putts. It was like a reverse momentum. You hit a good shot, get to the greens and within 12 feet and then walk off with a bogey. That's how it has been."
Lahiri added, "You might see me make some drastic changes, like the putter or the grip, or maybe putt left-handed." Stenson broke the course's 72-hole record set by Carl Pettersson in 2008 and matched last year by Si Woo Kim.