Lahiri shoots for the stars

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Anirban Lahiri meteoric rise up the world golf rankings has earned him a place at this week’s WGC-Cadillac Championship.

The Indian is currently sitting pretty in 34th in the official world golf rankings, up an impressive 30 places from where he finished 2014.

Lahiri can attribute his rise to his wins at the Hero Indian Open and the Maybank Malaysian in the space of just three weeks.

“It’s quite amazing so much has changed,” said the 27-year-old on europeantour.com.

“I didn’t expect to be in this situation that I am now. I’m happy it’s come and it’s a fantastic time. I’m at a point in my career where I hope to move westward and the wins have helped. I’m excited.

“There’ll be a lot of firsts for me, and I’m really eager for all of that. It’s exciting times ahead and I’ll approach them in a similar manner. I’m trying to get better every day and will continue to work hard at improving my skills.

“One of the main things is to gain the experience of playing in the Majors and WGCs, playing well in them and in different conditions. It’s all about learning as I go along and hopefully maybe I can get into the top ten and vie for the number one spot.

“I just need to keep playing well and keep playing more in the big events to build up my confidence and ability to compete against the top players.”

Lahiri, whose victories have catapulted him up to second on the Race to Dubai rankings, will debut at the notoriously difficult Trump National at Doral in Miami on Thursday.

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