Golf

Next Step for Anirban Lahiri, India’s Top Golfer: U.S. Debut

This piece explores the life and mind of Anirban Lahiri, one of India’s top golf players, having won several titles in the past year alone. As the youngest Indian player to win a major international tournament, Lahiri has big shoes to fill. His predecessors, Arjun Atwal and Jeev Milkha Singh were well into their 30s when they won their titles, so Lahiri has the added pressure of youth. But for Lahiri, time is foremost a gift. He fondly recalls his childhood on military golf courses, and draws inspiration from those plays.

Read an excerpt of the article written by KAREN CROUSE:

First came Jordan Spieth, who won his first PGA Tour event as a teenager. He was followed by Patrick Reed, 24, who became the youngest winner of a World Golf Championships event here last year. Last month, Brooks Koepka, 24, won the Phoenix Open, and Daniel Berger, 21, lost in a playoff on Monday in the Honda Classic. Need further proof that professional golf’s youth boom is in full flower? Meet Anirban Lahiri, a 27-year-old from India who will make his United States debut this week at the Cadillac Championship at Doral. Lahiri, the No. 1 player on the Asian Tour, has four victories in the past 11 months, including the Malaysian and Indian Opens. ...read more