Lahiri bags Malaysian Open

Lahiri bags Malaysian Open

Lahiri bags Malaysian Open

 An early birdie blitz followed by perfect control on his nerves saw Anirban Lahiri grab his first European Tour title by snatching the Maybank Malaysian Open from Bernd Wiesberger in a dramatic finish at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club here on Sunday.

Among the numerous benefits that will follow, this win could also earn Lahiri the coveted invite to the Augusta Masters in April, as he moved to top-50 of the world.
When the new rankings come out on Monday, Lahiri could well be inside the top-40 and he needs to be inside top-50 till the week before Masters to make the grade for the year’s first major.

His stunning show in 2014 and a great start in 2015 could even earn him an invite before that. “I don’t think it’s sunk in just yet,” said Lahiri. “But I’m pretty sure when it hits home it’s going to be a really happy moment for me.

“I think I’ve got a bad habit of making it hard for myself, but I’m happy I got over the line, as ugly as it was towards the end,” he said.

“The Masters is definitely one of my targets. I don’t know how far I’ll move up, but I’m pretty confident now with this win I should have a pretty good chance,” he added.

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