Anirban Lahiri confirmed for British Open, joins Shiv Kapur
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Anirban Lahiri confirmed for British Open, joins Shiv Kapur

Anirban Lahiri has been confirmed to play in the British Open after having missed out on the first two majors

other sports Updated: Jul 12, 2017 09:24 IST
Anirban Lahiri,Shiv Kapur,The Open
Anirban Lahiri had missed out on the first two majors of the year.(AFP)

Anirban Lahiri was confirmed for the 146th Open Championship by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club on Tuesday. The official news came in just as Lahiri was getting ready for the Hero Challenge and Scottish Open on Tuesday. Lahiri, 30, will be making his fourth successive and overall fifth appearance at the world’s oldest Major.

“That’s a huge relief after missing out on the first two Majors. The news spurs me on for the Scottish Open,” said Lahiri.

Lahiri played 10 Majors in a row from the 2014 Open onwards before missing out on the Masters and US Open this year. He is also confirmed for the PGA Championship next month.

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Lahiri will join Shiv Kapur as the second Indian at this year’s Open and it will be the first time both will be playing together. They played at the US Open in 2015.

Speaking about his Open record, Lahiri added, “I played at the Troon last year and had two good opening rounds but things did not go well over the weekend. Hopefully, I can change that this time.”

Lahiri’s best in a Major is T5 at the 2015 PGA Championship and his best at the Open is T30 in 2015. The record for most Major appearances is held by Jeev Milkha Singh, who has played 14 Majors and made eight cuts.

First Published: Jul 12, 2017 09:24 IST