Anirban Lahiri (Ind)
Born: June 29, 1987 | Residence: Bengaluru, India | Turned pro: 2006
Titles: Asian: 7; European: 2
Anirban Lahiri came into the form of his life in early 2015, when he claimed his first two European Tour titles within a fortnight. He first held off a strong field that included Lee Westwood and Bernd Wiesberger to win the Maybank Malaysian Open, helped by a stunning ten under par 62 in the third round. And then captured the Hero Indian Open on home soil, beating compatriot SSP Chawrasia in a play-off and rising to 34th in the Official Golf World Ranking. Anirban became the first Indian to finish in the top five at a Major when he took a share of fifth place in the 2015 US PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in August, and made his Presidents Cup debut a couple of months later. Anirban has won five times on the Asian Tour before his successes in Malaysia and India, which were co-sanctioned. He also fFinished top of the Asian Tour Order of Merit in 2015 and enjoyed a successful amateur career in which he was crowned national champion in 2006 and 2007. Anirban was introduced to the game by his father – a doctor in the army – and was hooked after taking part in a junior competition aged 12.