Anirban Lahiri Keen on Ending European Season on a High in Dubai

Updated: 18 November 2015 19:47 IST

Anirban Lahiri becomes only the second Indian after Jeev Milkha Singh to tee off at the DP World Tour Championships. Jeev played it in 2009 and 2012, and had a best finish of T-13 in 2012.

Anirban Lahiri Keen on Ending European Season on a High in Dubai
Anirban Lahiri has had a spectacular 2015 and also broke into top-50 in world rankings. © NDTV

Dubai:

A long but fruitful year on the European Tour will come to an end this week for Anirban Lahiri, who is widely seen as the new rising star from Asia. (Click here for latest Golf stories)

Lahiri, 28, who had a spectacular 2015, will tee up on Thursday at the DP World Tour Championships at the Earth Course on the Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai.

Lahiri becomes only the second Indian after Jeev Milkha Singh to tee off at the DP World Tour Championships. Jeev played it in 2009 and 2012, and had a best finish of T-13 in 2012.

Lahiri, who entered World's Top-50 with his twin wins in Malaysia and Indian Open, has managed to hold his own.

"It's obviously been a great year for me. Any year that you win is a good year. Any year that you win twice is a great year. When you can do that in your rookie year, that's obviously fantastic, so I'm really happy with that. And it would be great to finish on a high note."

Lahiri, looking fresh and re-charged after a week's rest, is keen on finishing the season on a high note, just as he had begun it at the start of the year.

The 28-year-old Lahiri criss-crossed the globe as he put together a memorable year that saw him win twice on European Tour, register a Top-5 finish at the PGA Championships, wrap up his 2016 PGA Tour card and also become the first Indian to play at the President's Cup.

He said, "It's obviously been a great year for me. Any year that you win is a good year. Any year that you win twice is a great year. When you can do that in your rookie year, that's obviously fantastic, so I'm really happy with that. And it would be great to finish on a high note."

He added, "Yes it is going to be another new course. The number could soon become a book. On a more serious note, I like the course. It suits my eye and I want to round off the season on a solid note. As of now my other engagement this season is the Hero World Challenge in Bahamas, which also I am looking forward, to."

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