Hi5toric finish for Lahiri
As Jason Day celebrated his first Major victory last weekend, records were also being broken a little further down the leaderboard with Anirban Lahiri writing his name in the history books.
Finishing an eventual T-5 at the PGA Championship secured the 28-year-old a record high finish for any Indian golfer as he finished with a final round, four-under par.
Seemingly taking the Whistling Straits course in his stride, Lahiri shot two 70s, alongside a 67 and 68 to end 13-under par, only bettered by four golfers across the four-day event.
Speaking after the Championship, he said it was a massive confidence boost and he was now determined to come back even stronger in future competitions.
“I won't really say I was in contention here, because I was a long ways out. But I was in the mix,” Lahiri said.
“It's a great feeling. It's massive for me. It gives me so much confidence.
“It also tells me that I can compete with the best on the toughest courses and the best fields. Also tells me that I need to get just a little bit better and maybe I'll be back here more often.”
Lahiri’s previous best performance at any Major came earlier this year when he secured a T30 position at the testing Open Championship.
He had never made the cut at the PGA Championship prior to last week.