The 25-year-old Indian credited a hot putter for his superb start at Royal Lytham and St Annes on Thursday, holing several longefforts to keep the bogeys off his card in the year's third Major.

Anirban Lahiri

Lahiri, a two-time Asian Tour winner, got off to a flying start with a five-foot birdie and then rattled in a 25-footer on the 13th hole.