Anirban Lahiri returns to top 50 in world rankings
New Delhi: It was a great week for Anirban Lahiri as he returned to the top-50 in the world rankings, besides regaining his top-10 spot in the Race to Dubai list of European Tour and also extending his lead on Asian Tour Merit list by over half a million dollars.
left: India’s Anirban Lahiri during the British Open in Scotland recently. Pic/AFP
He is also expected to be back in the top 10 of the President’s Cup (to be held in Korea from Oct 8-11) standings, which if he maintains till September, will earn him an automatic spot on the International team and make him the first Indian to do so.
Lahiri returned to the top-50 after being edged out three weeks ago.
The Bangalore golfer, who finished outright fifth at the Omega European Masters, earned 7.68 points and that carried his total points to an average of 2.4360 and to 50th place.
It was a jump of 11 places from where he was after the British Open last week.
Lahiri, who won the Malaysian Open and the Hero Indian Open this season, registered his first top-5 finish since February and picked up $123,956 to take his season’s tally to $925,484 on the Asian Tour and went past the Million Euro mark in Europe and is placed ninth. .