What’s India’s highest ranked golfer expecting from CIMB Classic this week? Lahiri says he is coming in with confidence and form in familiar ground. He admits he was disappointed not winning in Macau last week but he continues to be optimistic on building on this strength and self belief. To be as close to winning, it’s something he says “picks you up and puts you in the right frame of mind.” He made nine birdies in eleven holes during the final round of the Macau Open.
Asian Tour number one Lahiri hopes a quick swing fix will set him on the path to a maiden PGA Tour victory when he competes in the CIMB Classic starting on Thursday.
The 29-year-old Indian tees up in the prestigious US$7 million tournament sanctioned by the Asian Tour and PGA Tour at TPC Kuala Lumpur in confident mood after producing a stunning seven-birdie finish in Macao on Sunday.
A return to TPC KL also brings back happy memories as Lahiri was victorious here at the Malaysian Open last season, which helped him seal a first Asian Tour’s Order of Merit crown.
“It’s always nice to come back,” said Lahiri in a press conference today. “Obviously I’ve had some success in the past and being the beginning of the 2017 season on the PGA Tour, it’s nice to start that off at a familiar hunting ground.”