Augusta (Georgia): As the Augusta Masters begins today, India's Anirban Lahiri will have a sense of comfort as he has been paired for the first two rounds alongside Englishman Lee Westwood and Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez.
The pairing would also bring a whole lot of positive memories for the 27-year-old Indian, who played alongside Westwood in the final round of the Malaysian Open and then he played the first two rounds with Jimenez at the Hero Indian Open.
Lahiri won both the events and rose into the top 50 in the world. Currently number 34 in the world, Lahiri is likely to play all four Majors and WGC, which could also give him a chance to gain a status on the coveted PGA Tour.
Commenting on his pairings for the first two days, Lahiri said, "Both Lee (Westwood) and Miguel (Jimenez) are experienced stars and I have known them.
They are great fun and very encouraging. I played the final round of Malaysian Open with Lee and the first two rounds of the Hero Indian Open with Miguel. Both those events have great memories for me."
Meanwhile at the Par-3 contest, he will play alongside Bernd Wiesberger, whom he beat en route to Malaysian Open. The Austrian, a Masters debutant like Lahiri, ended second despite leading by a whopping shots after three rounds.