Season Ahead: Conversation with Anirban Lahiri

Anirban Lahiri is a resilient golfer with a strong mind and a steady game. The ambitious young man is looking to make a mark in August’s PGA Championship before …

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Anirban Lahiri is a resilient golfer with a strong mind and a steady game. The ambitious young man is looking to make a mark in August’s PGA Championship before ending the season with a flourishing run in the Fedex Cup series.

THE OPEN : THE LESSONS

The 30 year old has been dealt body blows these past two weeks. A bogey at the final hole of the Open Championship denied Anirban an opportunity to proceed into the weekend. At the RBC Canadian Open, Anirban endured a similar pain, missing the cut again after a double bogey at the 18th hole.

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP

The 70th ranked Indian will hope that there is no further heart burn in the weeks ahead. The PGA Championship has good memories for Anirban. In 2015, it was in the PGA that Anirban recorded the best ever result by an Indian golfer, when he finished in T5.

Anirban is in 52nd position on the Fedex Rankings on the strength of his recent results. He has finished inside the top 25 in six events, two top 10s, besides a second and third place finish too.

MEDITATION AND ROAD AHEAD

After a recent break for a period of Vipasana meditation, Anirban was obviously disappointed with his result at the Open. He has the game to contend with the best in the business and it is getting painful for Anirban every time the result does not bear out this fact.

Anirban will return this week to his home in Florida, where he will prepare himself for the final phase of this season. The young golfer is settled there with his wife Ipsa Jamwal Lahiri, with plenty of golf courses surrounding his American home.

The Indian golfer is out of action for the next two weeks, as he is not on the field for the Barracuda Championship next week and the WGC Bridgestone the following week.

The break will allow Anirban to work on his driving and putting as he prepares for the PGA Championship at Quail Hollow in Charlotte.

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